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Horse Owners Reminded to Get a Brand Inspection

horseThis time of year sends many horse riding Coloradans outside to enjoy our warm days and cool evenings and the Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds horse owners that state statutes require a “brand” inspection is required if they plan on buying, selling, Continue reading

Lyrid Meteor Shower This Week

Meteor shower smallThe night sky will light up with a brilliant display of shooting stars over the next few days, as the annual Lyrid meteor shower makes its appearance for 2015. Considered the oldest-known meteor shower, the Lyrid shower will peak this Wednesday and Thursday, when you’ll be able to spot between 10 to Continue reading

Storm Increases Avalanche Danger

AVALANCHE WARNINGForecasters say a strong storm that is expected to dump more than 2 feet of snow in parts of Colorado’s mountains by the time it’s over will increase the danger of avalanches. The Colorado Continue reading

Lawmakers Take Vote on Probationary Pot

MARIJUANA-300House lawmakers gave preliminary approval to allowing medical marijuana use by people on probation or parole in Colorado. Colorado has allowed medical marijuana use for 15 years, but not by people on probation or parole. The bill given initial approval on a voice vote yesterday would change that policy so those with Continue reading

Legislature Protects Yoga Training Programs from State Regulation

co-state-capitol-300Colorado’s governor has signed into law a bill to shield yoga training programs from state regulation – and yogis in Colorado are celebrating with mass poses. Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill yesterday to exempt yoga teaching programs from occupational-training regulation. The bill passed after about 80 yoga training Continue reading

Minimum Wage Bill Fails

MINIMUM WAGEA Democratic effort to allow cities to raise the minimum wage in Colorado has failed in the state Legislature. A GOP-controlled Senate committee voted 3-2 yesterday not to allow local governments to set wages above the statewide Continue reading

Bill in Senate Would Require Medical Pot to be Tested

MARIJUANA-300Recreational pot sold in Colorado must be tested for pesticides and contaminants such as mold and mildew. Oddly, the requirement doesn’t apply to medical marijuana sold to people with debilitating conditions – but a bill debated yesterday in the state Senate would change that. The head-scratching situation of requiring testing of Continue reading

State Makes Changes in Immunization Requirements

immunizationsColorado parents who don’t want their children to be immunized will have to fill out paperwork each year to opt out of vaccinations under new state rules. The state Board of Health passed the changes yesterday. Currently, parents who want their children exempted from vaccinations for non-medical reasons must seek an exemption Continue reading

Democrats Reject Gun Law Repeals

AR GUNColorado Democrats rejected Republican efforts to repeal new background-check requirements for private gun sales and to eliminate limits on the size of ammunition magazines. The votes came Monday. A Democrat-led House committee voted 7-4 against a bill to repeal a 2013 law that requires background checks for private gun sales Continue reading

Lawmakers Debate Fetal Homicide Bill

co-state-capitol-300A long-anticipated Colorado bill inspired by the case of a woman accused of cutting open the belly of a pregnant woman and removing her unborn baby girl has been introduced in the state Senate. The bill would make the killing of a fetus a Continue reading

Snow Tire Bill Fails in Senate

WINTER-DRIVING-300Colorado drivers won’t be required to get snow tires to drive on Interstate 70 next winter, after all. The state Senate voted yesterday to deflate a proposal to require motorists without four-wheel drive to use snow tires or carry chains or cables Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Offers Tips on Being Bear Aware

black-bearColorado’s bears have awoken from their winter’s nap and are again active throughout the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges state residents in bear country to make sure they aren’t providing any food attractants around residences. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials Continue reading