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Groups Look To Eradicate Dandelions From Schools

dandelionAt their meeting last night the Moffat County School Board agreed to combine efforts with the County and the city of Craig to eliminate the dandelions that have infested many of the school yards around the district. The plan is to spray the dandelions and seed the fields in the next week or two. Continue reading

Marijuana To Be Allowed In CO Schools

colorado-state-seal-300The bill that would allow Colorado Students who use medical marijuana to receive their medication from a school nurse or parental guardian has reached the Governors desk for a signature. The bill was unanimously approved 35-0 last week by the State Senate on the second of two votes required to pass the bill. The bill would allow schools to permit Continue reading

Medical Marijuana Use In Colorado Schools

colorado-state-seal-300The bill that would allow Colorado Students who use medical marijuana to receive their medication from a school nurse has gotten one step closer to reaching the Governors desk. The bill was unanimously approved yesterday by the State Senate and will require one more formal vote before it reaches the governors desk. The bill, already been passed out of Continue reading

Marijuana May Be Allowed In CO Schools

MARIJUANA-300A new law that would allow students in Colorado that use medical marijuana, to receive their medication from a school nurse is being considered by a state house committee. If passed Colorado would be the second state in the country to require school districts to allow nurses to distribute medical marijuana to students that require it. It is currently legal for students to take medical marijuana on campus, as long as the school Continue reading

Budget Meeting Scheduled For Moffat County Schools

Moffat-County-School-DistriMoffat County School District will be holding a meeting this Wednesday to discuss their 2016-2017 Budget. The Meeting will be held in the evening from 6 to 9 at the Clarion Inn and Suites. This is an opportunity for the community to gather information about the budget as well as provide feedback on instructional priorities and Continue reading

Governor Signs Bill Making Schools Liable for Violence

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Legislation to allow lawsuits against Colorado schools when there are shootings or other violence was signed into law yesterday by Governor John Hickenlooper. Lawsuits would be limited to $350,000 per victim or $900,000 per incident when there are serious injuries or deaths from violence and the school is accused of negligence. With the law, Colorado will be among Continue reading

Governor Signs Budget

Co-State-Capital-300Colorado’s $25 billion budget for next year, which includes money for taxpayer refunds and more funding for education, has become official. Governor John Hickenlooper signed the budget Friday afternoon. The refunds are required by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights when the state’s revenue exceeds the rate of population growth Continue reading

Lawmakers to Hold School Liable for Violence

Co-State-Capital-300Colorado lawmakers are advancing a bill to make schools liable for shootings and violence. A bill that won approval 4-1 in its first test yesterday in a state Senate committee is a response to school shootings. Among the bill’s main supporters are the parents of Claire Davis who was killed in 2013 at Arapahoe High School. The bill waives Continue reading

House to Debate Budget Bill

co-state-capitol-300The Colorado House begins debate on the state’s $25 billion budget for next year. The Republican-controlled Senate approved the spending plan last week, with nearly every Democrat voting no after GOP lawmakers rejected most of their Continue reading

Lawmakers Approve State Budget

Co-State-Capital-300Colorado lawmakers gave preliminary approval to the state’s $25 billion budget for next year. The state’s spending plan for the fiscal year beginning July 1st reflects an improving economy. The budget has about $70 million set aside for surplus tax refunds required under Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. TABOR Continue reading

State has Best Month of Pot Taxes Yet

MARIJUANA-300Colorado is reporting its best month yet for recreational marijuana sales. Most striking in the January numbers reported this week is a spike in the tax stream designated specifically for schools. That excise tax brought in $2.3 million. That’s more than 10 times the haul from January of 2014, when Colorado started collecting the tax. Continue reading

Great Colorado Payback Underway

STAPLETON WALKERYesterday, Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton announced the start of the 2015 Great Colorado Payback, a campaign put on every year to raise awareness about Colorado’s unclaimed property division and encourage Coloradans to check for their name in the database that includes thousands of Continue reading