Glenwood Springs–Garfield County Commissioners unanimously approved a new set of regulations for medical marijuana grow operations. Despite objections from a number of medical weed proponents, including business owners, the board voted to keep in a one thousand foot buffer zone between medical weed operations and churches, schools and public buildings. The new regulations go into effect July 1st.

Grand Junction–The drought is forcing western slope ranchers to se3ll off their cattle sooner than usual. Livestock officials say cattle ranchers would rather sell now than lose them to a drought.

LOVELAND– Larimer County Sheriff’s officials say they have found eight more homes destroyed by the High Park wildfire that has burned on almost 92 square miles. A state record 189 homes have been lost in the wildfire. he fire was 50 percent contained yesterday amid relatively calm winds, though temperatures reached into the 90s and humidity was reported at an extremely low 3 percent.

DENVER (AP) – Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson is voicing his support for a Colorado initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol. The former New Mexico governor visited a Denver medical marijuana dispensary yesterday and said he supports the initiative known as Amendment 64. Colorado voters approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes in 2000. The proposed amendment would allow people who are at least 21 to possess limited amounts of marijuana and for marijuana sales to be taxed.