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  • Colorado state Rep. Tracey Bernett resigned from her lawmaking position on the eve of the 2023 legislative session. Bernett, a Democrat, is facing criminal charges that she lied about her residence to run for reelection, reports the Colorado Newsline. Colorado and many school districts in the state saw higher graduation rates for the class of 2022 than before the pandemic, reports Chalkbeat. Governor Jared Polis was sworn in yesterday. Capitol reporter Lucas Brady Woods was at the ceremony.
  • The Delta County Planning Commission hears more about public support for solar energy, and signals upcoming limits to public access by ending online meeting attendance. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, the housing crunch has folks looking to public lands as a place to live.
  • The Delta County Planning Commission hears more about public support for solar energy, and signals upcoming limits to public access by ending online meeting attendance. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, the housing crunch has folks looking to public lands as a place to live.
  • The Town of Paonia's Board endured three abrupt resignations in the past four months. Kate Redmond reports on Thursday, trustees discussed slowing down and codifying how board resignations happen. Plus, schools have become contentious. COVID regulations and mask mandates led to contested school board elections. Districts have also been a battle ground when it comes to discussions of race, LGBTQ rights, and mental health. Districts face challenges from parents claiming they have broken the law and are liable for damages. Now, as KOTO's Julia Caulfield reports, Telluride School District is part of that conversation.
  • The Town of Paonia's Board endured three abrupt resignations in the past four months. Kate Redmond reports on Thursday, trustees discussed slowing down and codifying how board resignations happen. Plus, schools have become contentious. COVID regulations and mask mandates led to contested school board elections. Districts have also been a battle ground when it comes to discussions of race, LGBTQ rights, and mental health. Districts face challenges from parents claiming they have broken the law and are liable for damages. Now, as KOTO's Julia Caulfield reports, Telluride School District is part of that conversation.
  • Colorado cannabis consumers may soon have a public place where they can safely and legally imbibe. Kate Redmond speaks to Denver hotelier Chris Chiari to learn more. Plus, Governor Jared Polis is asking lawmakers to boost the state budget by an extra five hundred million dollars to address some urgent issues, including raising the state’s firefighting budget.
  • Colorado cannabis consumers may soon have a public place where they can safely and legally imbibe. Kate Redmond speaks to Denver hotelier Chris Chiari to learn more. Plus, Governor Jared Polis is asking lawmakers to boost the state budget by an extra five hundred million dollars to address some urgent issues, including raising the state’s firefighting budget.
  • The western slope has been working to fulfill obligations to the Colorado River Compact, including reducing salinity in the irrigation water that we percolate back down to the river, for populations downstream. A recent conference in Las Vegas was a reckoning for many water users signing on to participate in preserving this precious resource. Kate Redmond reports. Thursday's commemorations of the January 6th riot included a rousing floor speech by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet.
  • The western slope has been working to fulfill obligations to the Colorado River Compact, including reducing salinity in the irrigation water that we percolate back down to the river, for populations downstream. A recent conference in Las Vegas was a reckoning for many water users signing on to participate in preserving this precious resource. Kate Redmond reports. Thursday's commemorations of the January 6th riot included a rousing floor speech by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet.
  • Today we hear a recap of the year in cannabis in Colorado from KGNU’s Hannah Leigh Myers and Leland Rucker who covers regulation of the marijuana industry for The News Station. Plus, Gavin thanks members for supporting the KVNF news department.