Friday Newscast, 1/15/16, 7:04 AM

Jan 15, 2016

Newscast for Friday, January 15, 2016, 7:04 AM:

  • Governor John Hickenlooper called for bipartisanship in yesterday's State of the State address, at a time when he's come under fire for a plan that would turn a hospital provider fee into an enterprise fund....  
  • The Colorado Supreme Court has dismissed a case of a convict who was freed after being mistakenly released from a 98-year sentence decades early and then reformed his life. The judges said the case was improperly filed, and 37-year-old Rene Lima-Marin should ask a lower court to consider whether he should be released.
  • New fines could be imposed for park users in El Paso County for allowing dogs to roam off-leash.  The County's Parks Advisory board voted unanimously to recommend a 50 dollar fine if park users violate the leash laws in county parks.  Currently, there is no penalty.  The issue arose after a goat herder contracted to help manage noxious weeds at Bear Creek Regional Park left early with complaints of harassment of the goats by off-leash dogs.  The Commissioners are expected to consider the measure in March.