Wednesday Newscast, 2/10/16, 7:04 AM

Feb 10, 2016

Newscast for Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 7:04 AM:

  • Colorado Springs City Council has approved a revised sit-lie measure that would prohibit sitting, kneeling, reclining, or lying on sidewalks, trails, or other public rights-of-way.  The restrictions are limited to high traffic hours in areas downtown and old Colorado City.  The city says the rule, called the "Pedestrian Access Act," is intended to support public safety and businesses.  Critics, though, say it targets the homeless. Penalties start with a warning, and multiple violations could garner fines up to $500 and a jail term up to 90 days. The measure passed on a 6-3 vote with Councilors Helen Collins, Jill Gaebler, and Andy Pico opposed.  It goes into full effect in April.
  • Water availability, drought and climate change are among the top concerns of young farmers in the Western U.S. according to a new survey. KUNC’s Luke Runyon has more...