From the KMTS News Room:

    • Recreational Marijuana Legal, Impaired Driving Not Colorado DUI Laws Include Marijuana Impaired Driving STATEWIDE—As marijuana becomes available for recreational use throughout Colorado, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) remind motorists that it is illegal to drive while impaired by marijuana. Similar to alcohol, there is an established impairment level in Colorado of five nanograms of active ...
    • News, January 2nd BAD FLU SEASON FOR COLORADO Denver—This is the worst flu season in Colorado in four years according to state health officials.  State epidemiologist Lisa Miller says nearly 450 people have been hospitalized with the flu this season, far surpassing last year’s numbers.  Miller says young adults are being hit the hardest.  She says flu season hasn’t ...
    • Carbondale, CO Has Much to Celebrates in 2014 CARBONDALE, CO HAS MUCH TO CELEBRATE IN 2014 IN December 31, 2013 (Carbondale, Colo) – As the new year looms, Carbondale, Colo. has much to celebrate and anticipate. Colorado’s Basecamp for Adventure, just minutes from skiing at Aspen/Snowmass or Glenwood Springs, Colo., has heaps of snow, miles of open cross country and snowshoeing terrain, many spectacular shopping ...
    • CDA Adopts Industrial Hemp Rule The Colorado Department of Agriculture has adopted the first industrial hemp rules in the state’s history; the rule became effective December 30, 2013. Producers can begin to register with CDA’s industrial hemp program on March 1, 2014. “These rules are the first step to allow Colorado producers to legally grow industrial hemp,” said Colorado Deputy Commissioner ...
    • The Colorado Department of Revenue Closely Monitoring Retail Marijuana Roll Out Denver, CO – December 30, 2013 – The Department of Revenue, Marijuana Enforcement Division (the “Division”) is closely monitoring all final activities and working with the industry to ensure a smooth implementation on January 1, 2014. One such activity is the roll out of Marijuana Inventory Tracking System (“MITS”) for Medical and Retail Marijuana, which relies upon the use ...
    • News, December 31st WORN OUT BEARINGS CLOSE ASPEN MTN. GONDOLA Aspen—The timing is bad for skiers but great for skier safety.  Some worn out bearings on the bull wheel of the Silver Queen Gondola at the top of Aspen Mountain forced the Aspen Skiing Company to shut down the popular lift during the busiest time of the year.  A ...
    • News, December 30th ARAPAHOE HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTER ENTERED BUILDING THROUGH PROPPED DOOR Centennial—18 year old Karl Pierson entered a door that was supposed to be locked but was often propped open at Arapahoe High School.  He shot 17 year old classmate Claire Davis point blank in the face before eventually turning the gun on himself on the morning of ...
    • CDOTs scheduled lane closures for the week of Dec. 29th No lane closures due to maintenance/construction activities will take place on Wednesday, January 1, for the New Year's holiday. All work is weather dependent. I 70 Eastbound/Westbound through and near the Eisenhower Tunnel (Milemarker 213-216) (through January 2014) 6:00 PM-6:00 AM MO, 6:00 PM-6:00 AM TH-FR Single lane closures for routine maintenance including sweeping MO, TH & FR. Delays possible. I ...
    • INCREASED DUI ENFORCEMENT TO RING IN NEW YEAR STATEWIDE—Once again, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) will team up with 76 law enforcement agencies throughout Colorado to increase DUI enforcement from Friday, Dec. 27 through Thursday, Jan. 2. During last year’s New Year’s Eve enforcement period, 501 people were arrested on Colorado roadways for DUI and there ...
    • News, December 27th EXTRA COPS WILL BE PATROLLING COLORADO ROADS THIS WEEKEND Glenwood Springs—Two people were killed by drunk drivers last New Year’s Eve and 501 Coloradans began 2013 behind bars with a DUI charge.  This New Year’s Eve, Colorado law enforcement officers are hoping far fewer people will drink and drive.  Starting tonight, 76 law enforcement agencies will ...

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