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Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser

  • On Thursday evening, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser visited Cortez as part of a listening session tour concerning the proposed Albertsons-Kroger merger. In the meeting, Weiser fielded questions on how this merger would impact southwest Coloradans. And Governor Jared Polis signed a bill into law Friday that creates a nontoxic bullet replacement program for hunters. The pilot program will provide vouchers for purchasing non-lead bullets. It will also focus on educating hunters.
  • On Tuesday evening, the Montezuma-Cortez School District held a board meeting where parents and educators voiced concerns on staffing upheaval and a subsequent student protest. Though the latest conflict in the district wasn’t officially on the agenda, about 25 people showed up to the meeting. Jarrett Watkins, a teacher at the high school who spoke at the meeting, says many other educators and staff are afraid to openly discuss the concerns they have around the dismissal of their principal.
  • Colorado is leading a multi-state investigation of a proposed merger between Kroger and Albertsons.
  • The Supreme Court’s recent rulings have put a spotlight on state justice systems as they react to changes at the federal level. This comes as Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has been visiting communities across the state, including in Montezuma County.
  • The State of Colorado reached a settlement with mining company Sunnyside Gold Corporation on Monday over the 2015 Gold King Mine spill; The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners and the Dolores County Board of Commissioners are holding a joint meeting on Thursday.
  • Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser was in Fort Collins Wednesday, hosting a conversation about resilience in the face of crisis; The Dolores County Courthouse was put on lockdown on Thursday due to credible threats made against local elected officials, but a suspect has since been arrested and there is no longer an active threat; The Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District is providing at-home meals for students after district schools moved online this week due to spiking COVID-19 infections.
  • The Montezuma-Cortez High School Homecoming Parade has been rescheduled for this Saturday; Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and twenty four other attorneys general showed their support for the US Justice Department’s challenge to the new abortion law in Texas; Colorado Governor Jared Polis married first gentleman Marlon Reis on Wednesday.
  • The Mount Weber Fire burning southwest of Mancos is now at 50 percent containment as a team of scientists and emergency responders say that Colorado’s wildfire mitigation efforts have some flaws and need reform; Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser says three officers and two paramedics have been indicted on manslaughter and other charges in the death of Elijah McClain.
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  • Participants in WIC, the federal nutrition assistance program for women, infants, and children, can now get vouchers to buy food at farmer's markets…