HALLOWEEN DUI ENFORCEMENT
Undated—Spending Halloween night in jail for drunk driving is a scary thought. That’s what will happen if you drink and drive tonight. Law enforcement officials will be out looking for intoxicated ghouls and goblins. C-DOT and the Colorado State Patrol are especially aware of the potential dangers on Halloween night. Last year at this time, a half dozen people were killed in alcohol-related traffic accidents in the days surrounding Halloween. The statewide “Heat is On’ Halloween campaign runs through Monday, November 4th.
RECREATIONAL WEED / HALLOWEEN CANDY WARNING
Undated—It’s hard to imagine why someone would put marijuana-laced goodies into a youngster’s trick or treat bag but police in Colorado are sending out that very warning to parents. Since recreational weed is legal now, police say moms and dads should do a careful inventory of their kids’ Halloween haul and avoid anything that looks suspicious like homemade, cellophane-wrapped treats.
SNOWMASS CANYON GROP OP
Aspen—A large majority of Pitkin County voters approved the legalization of recreational pot last year but many residents are changing their tune when it comes to a massive grow operation proposed for Snowmass Canyon. A Glenwood Springs medical weed shop owner wants to open a store in Aspen and build a large grow-op in Snowmass Canyon. Opponents say it will hurt property values and will smell bad.
FIRED WAL MART GREETER RE-HIRED IN DURANGO
DURANGO (AP) – Wal-Mart is giving a disabled Colorado man his job back after he was fired as a store greeter for clocking in late for lunches. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokeswoman Betsy Harden said earlier this week that the company looked into the matter and wanted Wood to come back to his job in Durango. Wood was given his position back Wednesday and will return to work Monday. Wood suffered a brain injury in a car crash and has worked for Wal-Mart since 2008. His wife says new managers complained about his time-management, so she took away his Kindle and cellphone to avoid distractions.