On thin ice: Why ice skating isn’t allowed in Greeley and Windsor parks

Ice skating on Kern Reservoir, now known as Windsor Lake, 1915. (Town of Windsor Museum, Permanent Collection via Greeley Tribune) Although someone tried to prove otherwise Saturday, Andy McRoberts, director of Culture, Parks and Recreation Department said none of the city of Greeley’s lakes or ponds can support ice skating.…

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Woman cuts off cop, parks in police chief’s spot while smoking weed and talking on phone

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 8:45 am • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 8:45 am By The Associated Press NORTHPORT, N.Y. — Authorities say a woman arriving at a Long Island court to answer a marijuana possession summons was smoking pot when she parked her vehicle in the local police chief’s spot.…

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Second judge agrees Denver can’t ban drug users from parks without hearing

Published: Oct 27, 2017, 10:25 am • Updated: Oct 27, 2017, 10:25 am By Tom McGhee, The Denver Post A second judge ruled this week that the Denver Parks and Recreation’s temporary ban of drug users from parks violates the right to due process. District Court Judge William D. Robbins…

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Californians can smoke and vape weed in parks, on beaches, decides gov

Published: Oct 9, 2017, 7:46 am • Updated: Oct 9, 2017, 10:59 am By The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Smoking and vaping will still be allowed at California state parks and beaches, despite lawmakers’ attempts to ban it. Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed two bills Friday that would have banned…

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Judge rules Denver Parks’ ban of marijuana user unconstitutional

Published: Feb 23, 2017, 7:50 am • Updated: Feb 23, 2017, 8:57 am By Jon Murray, The Denver Post A judge issued a rebuke to Denver Parks and Recreation officials on Wednesday for their handling of a temporary ban of drug users from parks, saying the policy violated due-process rights.…

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ACLU demands Denver police stop targeting and ejecting suspected marijuana users from parks

Published: Jan 25, 2017, 5:08 pm • Updated: Jan 25, 2017, 5:08 pm By Tom McGhee, The Denver Post The ACLU of Colorado demanded the Denver Parks Department stop enforcing a directive authorizing police to eject people suspected of illegal drug activity from city parks, saying it targets homeless people…

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