ASPEN- Medical marijuana regulations are getting
new attention in Pitkin County. County officials will review local marijuana licensing regulations they shelved last spring. The county drafted local regulations but didn’t act on them, fearing a conflict with federal drug law.
Pitkin’s inaction means marijuana dispensaries and growing sites
can’t receive state licenses, because local licenses are also
required. The state Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division says
local authorities must signal approval for a marijuana business
before it can get a state license. Pitkin County officials have scheduled a Jan. 17 work session to take a new look at local marijuana regulations.

SAGUACHE, Colo. (AP) – Two missing hunters who spent a night in
the cold in southern Colorado have been found safe.
A Colorado Army National Guard helicopter helped in the search.
The hunters were found Thursday morning and had been reported
missing Wednesday afternoon. The two men spent the night in their truck and ran their engine periodically to stay warm. The men were identified as 82-year-old Salvador Garcia and 62-year-old Alan Martinez.
Authorities say the hunters were in Saguache (suh-WAHCH’) County
when their truck overheated. The men were not hurt.
There was at least 6 inches of snow on the ground in the search
area. It’s about 8,000-feet in elevation five miles north of the
Saguache County Airport.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – The driver of a minivan that rolled
off Interstate 25 in northern Colorado, injuring five children
inside, was allegedly putting on makeup while another passenger
The driver, 30-year-old Jennifer Lamblin of Cheyenne, Wyo. as
well as the passenger, 23-year-old Trevor Johnson, have both been
charged with reckless vehicular assault. The Coloradoan
( reported that they both appeared in
court in Fort Collins Thursday but declined comment.
According to an arrest affidavit, Lamblin told troopers that
Johnson was steering as she put on makeup on their way to church in
Denver. She said the vehicle drifted to the right and she thought
he was falling asleep so she went to take the steering wheel back
and then lost control.
The children injured in the crash ranged in age from 2 to 8.

Fort Carson unit returning from Afghanistan
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) – More Fort Carson soldiers are coming
Members of the 576th Engineer Company are set to return to the
post Friday morning after over four months in Afghanistan.
The soldiers conducted clearance operations while patrolling an
area from Kandahar Airfield to Camp Leatherneck. Fort Carson says
the unit disarmed over 40 homemade bombs found along roads and
removed them to protect coalition forces and the public.