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Safe use of marijuana to be promoted in dispensaries

PUEBLO - Pueblo County Commissioners will be discussing a proposal to promote public service announcements (PSA) for the safe and legal use of marijuana in dispensaries across the County. The digital PSA's would be displayed on digital menu boards inside marijuana dispensaries, however. Pueblo County would have full rights to the digital content produced for Pueblo County and could use the digital content as needed on other platforms. 
 

Front Range rail service aim of new Southwest Chief Commission

PUEBLO – The Southwest Chief Commission has recommended legislation to expand their scope, membership and mission.  State Legislators reform southeastern Colorado are proposing a bill that would expand the Southwest Chief Commission’s mission and scope to include expanding passenger rail along Colorado’s Front Range.
 
“Reliable and affordable transportation for all of southern Coloradans to front range cities by rail could, in time, be a reality,” State of Colorado Senator Larry Crowder said. "
 

Commissioners and District Attorney Sworn-in

PUEBLO – More than 100 people watched the 2017 Pueblo County Swearing-in ceremony take place on the grand staircase of the Historic Pueblo County Courthouse on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
 
Pueblo County Commissioners Terry A. Hart and Garrison Ortiz and District Attorney Jeff Chostner to took an oath to lead, govern, and protect Pueblo County. It is the same promise that 112 former Pueblo County elected officials have made, dating back to 1862.
 

Christmas trees brighten Pueblo long after brightening homes

PUEBLO – Christmas trees will be brightening the Pueblo community long after they’re done brightening homes thanks to a free Christmas Tree Recycling Program sponsored by the Pueblo City-County Health Department, Black Hills Energy and Vision Recycled Aggregate and Landscaping.

 

On Wednesday, January 4, Pueblo County recycled the 16-foot Christmas tree that was on display in the Rotunda of the Historic Pueblo County Courthouse at Vision Recycled Aggregate and Landscaping. Real Christmas trees can be recycled for mulch or reused in multiple ways. Pueblo County is proud that their Christmas tree, which was a gift from local small business, Peppers and Petals, will be chipped into mulch that will benefit the community.

County funds placed on hold, MJ sales tax lawsuit clarification sought

PUEBLO – On December 15, 2016, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued an opinion in favor of the Cities of Northglenn, Aurora and Commerce City ruling that Adams County does not have the authority to impose a special sales tax on retail marijuana. 
 
Pueblo County is still evaluating what impact this ruling has on the County, but is poised to pursue all legal and legislative avenues to preserve its authority to impose its sales tax.
 
Pueblo County believes that the ruling is at odds with the intent of Amendment 64 and related statutes.
 

100-year-old artwork restored in Courthouse

PUEBLO - A team of historical art restorationists are working to stabilize and restore 100-year-old artwork inside the Historic Pueblo County Courthouse.
 
Some of the hand-painted artwork on the interior walls of the courthouse has been damaged by plaster repairs over the recent years.
 
The artwork is thought to have been painted by Charles Schnorr, the same artist who painted the murals in the dome of the Historic Courthouse in 1916.
 
The historical art restorationists work for Evergreeen Architectural Arts, based in New York and Chicago.
 

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