News, July 1st

 

ARIZONA FIREFIGHTERS REMEMBERED BY GARCO COMMISSIONERS

Glenwood Springs—A moment of silence and a word of prayer was offered this morning before the Garfield County Commissioner’s meeting for the 19 Arizona Hotshot firefighters killed yesterday. The deaths of the elite firefighters hit close to home in the Roaring Fork Valley as the 19th anniversary of the Storm King Fire approaches.  14 smokejumpers died in that fire.

WEST FORK FIRE STILL GROWING

South Fork—Colorado’s largest fire, the West Fork Fire has now burned over 96 thousand acres.  Thanks to a little cloud cover this past weekend, crews were able to make some progress.  It is now 5 percent contained.

NEW COLORADO GUN LAWS IN EFFECT

Undated—Colorado’s new gun laws go into effect today dealing with universal background checks and a magazine limit of 15 rounds.  County sheriff’s across the state including Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario are pushing forward with a federal lawsuit to have the laws deemed unconstitutional. 

RECREATIONAL WEED REGS ISSUED

Undated—The state has issued 60 pages of rules and regulations dealing with the sale and use of recreational weed.  Retail sales don’t begin until January 1st.  State leaders are reminding everyone that pot is still outlawed by the federal level.  More communities in Colorado are exercising their right to ban retail marijuana shops.  The New Castle town council recently voted 5 to 1 to ban retail sales of weed.

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