COLORADO GUN CONTROL LAWS ON THE TABLE
DENVER (AP) – Colorado Democrats have proposed a slate of gun-control measures – but they won’t be suggesting a full ban on assault weapons. The package calls for universal background checks for gun purchases, plus a new ban on high-capacity magazines. Democrats stopped short of suggesting a statewide ban on assault weapons. Instead they suggest new liability standards for the users and sellers of such guns. The Democrats also want to see new requirements for mental health professionals telling authorities about patients who shouldn’t have access to guns. Republicans are expected to oppose the ideas. The Democratic Legislature has already rejected several GOP ideas to reduce gun violence, including a bill to allow school employees to carry concealed weapons.
BLM PLAN A WORK IN PROGRESS
Glenwood Springs–The Bureau of Land Management’s Draft Resource Management plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Western Colorado is a work in progress. The Garfield County Board of Commissioners sat through a presentation given by officials from the BLM field office in Grand Junction. Before the plan is finalized, more public comment will be taken and the county’s inventory of roads and century-old rights of way will be protected.
HWY 133 ACCESS PLAN
Glenwood Springs–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement with C-DOT and the Town of Carbondale to move foward with the Highway 133 Access Control Plan. Commissioner Tom Jankovsky expressed some reservations about the plan, saying it encroaches on property rights.
STOP SIGNS OPTIONAL FOR ASPEN CYCLISTS
Aspen–Obeying a stop sign in Aspen may be optional one day soon for people on bicycles. The city council is thinking about changing laws to allow cyclists to cruise through a stop sign as long as it’s safe. Currently state and local laws require bicyclists and motorists to come to a complete stop. Aspen Assistant Police Chief Bill Linn says the new yield law for cyclists is working in other states like Idaho.