David Balmer

History Colorado Center (credit: CBS)

Audit Questions History Colorado’s Credit-Card Use

Employees at the History Colorado Center have used staff credit cards meant for official functions to buy individual coffees and lunches, according to a state audit released Tuesday.

07/15/2014

CBS4's Lauren DiSpirito talks with farmer Kirk Eppelsheimer about hemp farming (credit: CBS)

Colorado Angles To Expand Hemp Industry

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 that can grow marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin.

04/18/2014

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Colorado Senate Approves New Paint Recycling Tax

Household paint sold in Colorado would be subject to a new tax to fund a statewide paint recycling program under a bill approved Friday by the state Senate.

02/28/2014

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Fido’s Emergency Care Getting Legislative Assist

Those cute videos showing firefighters giving oxygen to dogs and cats after a fire? The firefighters could be liable if something goes wrong.

01/30/2014

Members of the task force at the meeting on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

Task Force Begins To Tackle Dog Protection Training For Law Enforcement

A task force made up of police and pet lovers met Wednesday to begin implementing a new law aimed at protecting dogs in tense police situations.

08/28/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper signing the bill on Monday (credit: Emily Kelley)

Police Training For Dog Encounters Becomes Law

New training for Colorado law enforcement in the aftermath of deadly dog shootings will be a requirement under a bill signed into law.

05/13/2013

Chloe was shot to death by a Commerce City police officer in November of 2012  (credit: CBS)

Dog Owners Want Police Trained To Use Bullets As Last Resort

Some dog owners want police officers to go through mandatory training so shooting at pets is a last resort. It’s the subject of a bill making its way through the state legislature.

04/04/2013

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New Bills In Colorado Aim To Reign In Powerful HOAs

On Wednesday Republicans and Democrats at the state Capitol joined forces to announce a package of bills that they say will protect consumers from their HOAs.

03/27/2013

Ziggy (credit: Diana Schiele)

Lawmaker Hopes Training Will Keep Police From Killing Dogs

Colorado lawmakers are looking to put an end to police officers killing dogs. They say police need more training when they come into contact with canines.

03/03/2013

David Balmer campaign signs have been disappearing from one Centennial neighborhood. (credit: CBS)

State Senate Candidate Says Campaign Signs Stolen From Lawns

Campaign signs stolen from front yards and lawns isn’t a new phenomenon during election season, but one candidate for state Senate said he’s being hit especially hard.

10/05/2012

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