Wednesday Newscast, 9/16/15, 5:32 PM

Sep 16, 2015

Newscast for Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 5:32 PM:

  • Inquiries into last month's spill of toxic wastewater into the Animas River in southwestern Colorado continue on Capitol Hill.
  • Evergreen trees along the southern Front Range may start to show dying yellow or brown needles, but foresters say it's a natural shedding process, and not indicative of bark beetles or disease.  The Colorado State Forest Service says the fall needle drop is usually brought on by seasonal changes, and that trees typically shed needles closest to the trunk and on the lower portion of the crowns.
  • Today's marijuana tax holiday saw smaller crowds after the noon hour.  The suspension of taxes was triggered by a glitch in state law that says new taxes revert to zero if overall collection exceeds projections.