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Week In Review

On Tuesday, the Colorado Department of Transportation closed State Highway 24 in both directions at Leadville and at Minturn due to a rockslide. The slide is at mile marker 148.9 and brought down more than 150 tons of rock onto the roadway. The slide happened around 2:30 a.m. and caused significant damage to the roadway. Geologists were called to the scene to assess the safety of the surrounding areas, particularly the rocks directly above the slide area.
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Retail weed in Eagle

After four years, four elections and many, many hours of public hearings, retail marijuana sales in Eagle were slated to start Saturday, April 19. However, issues with paperwork delayed opening of the Sweet Leaf Pioneer retail operation in Eagle until Saturday, April 26.

Season’s end

On Vail mountain, thousands celebrated closing day for 2013-14 season. Costumes abounded, with neon spandex, one-piece suits and lots of exposed skin omnipresent on the slopes throughout the day.

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Arson Suspected

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department suspects arson in a vehicle fire that occurred just outside of West Glenwood.

After an initial investigation, authorities searched the area and arrested a suspect. Authorities have not released the suspect’s name.

Edible weed products ban

A Colorado proposal to widen a ban on certain types of edible marijuana advanced in the state legislature amid concerns that it could be too broad.

What lawmakers are trying to prevent is accidental ingestion by children, who can’t tell the difference between a regular cookie or gummy bear and the kind infused with cannabis.

Industrial Hemp

Colorado is just starting its experiment with industrial hemp production, but interest in the new crop is so strong that the state is moving to expand the number and size of farms growing marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin.

A bill that won unanimous approval in a Senate committee this week would allow year-round hemp cultivation in greenhouses and strike a 10-acre limit on hemp for research and development.

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