News, August 30th

GARCO COMMISSIONERS TO MAINTAIN BAN ON WEED DESPITE DOJ STANCE

Glenwood Springs—Despite the “see no evil” approach taken by the federal government toward legalized marijuana, Garfield County’s ban will remain in place.  County Commission Chairman John Martin says even though the Department of Justice announced it would not place recreational weed as a high law enforcement priority, the County will stick to it’s guns on the recent decision to ban the drug in unincorporated areas.

BASALT TRAILER PARK BEING MOVED

Basalt—The cost of moving the Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park in Basalt is going to cost around a million dollars.  Town officials say the land is needed for development. Displaced residents are being compensated.

MAN WHO THREATENED TO BLOW UP PALISADE HIGH SCHOOL IS BUSTED AGAIN

Palisade—A Grand Junction man who recently completed a sentence for attempting what police called a Columbine-type attack on Palisade High School has been arrested on new bomb-related charges.   Robert Johnson was jailed suspicion of possession of an explosive or incendiary device and informed of the charges on Wednesday.    The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office says it was alerted by a friend of Johnson’s, who told them he was concerned because Johnson allegedly said he planned to make some pipe bombs and was going to kill people.

COLORADO LAWMAKER RECALL ELECTION HAS BEGUN

Vote centers are open in Pueblo Friday, meaning Colorado’s first-ever recall election for a state lawmaker is under way.Democratic Sen. Angela Giron (HEE-ron) is being recalled because she supported a gun control package this year that gun-right advocates say goes too far. Democratic Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs is also being recalled, though polling locations in his district haven’t opened yet.
The Sept. 10 recalls have been mired in legal confusion ever since gun-rights activist turned in petitions to force the lawmakers to a recall vote.

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