News, October 18th

GW CITY COUNCIL APPROVES RETAIL WEED REGS

Glenwood Springs—-Retail weed is coming to Glenwood Springs.  Thursday night, the city council approved a series of ordinances governing recreational pot under the provisions of Amendment 64.  The council voted 6 to 1 to allow retail marijuana businesses in four zoning districts; C-1, C-2, C-3 and I-2.   With the same vote count, the council also agreed to grandfather existing medical weed establishments as well as a 500 foot buffer zone between pot businesses and schools.  The state recommends 1, 000 feet. The retail weed licenses in Glenwood Springs will be available by  October of next year.

EXPLOSIVES FOUND ON JESS WEAVER TRAIL TRACED TO FOREST SERVICE

No Name—The mystery has been solved.  The small amount of explosives that was found this week on the popular Jess Weaver Trail above No Name belonged to the White River National Forest. According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the materials and devices were left behind two months ago by forest service crews who were using them to clear rocks and trees along the trail.  The explosives were not connected to a nearby abandoned campsite.

INDY PASS GETS DUMPED ON

Aspen—C-DOT’s goal every year is to keep Independence Pass open until early November.  That may still be possible despite getting eight inches of snow last night.  Crews have cleared the pass for motorists following blizzard-like conditions overnight and early this morning.  Four plows are maintaining the pass, two from the east and two from the west.  C-DOT says the target date for closing Independence Pass for the winter is November 7th.

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