Here are some of the more notable laws that will go into effect Monday, after winning passage during the 2017 legislative session.
Teen Sexting Punishment, Colorado's Heirloom Apples, Craft Brewing Worldwide, MahlerFest's New Conductor
Prosecutors want to change a law requiring felony charges for teens accused of texting. Farmers cultivate heirloom apples on the Western Slope. Craft brewers challenge traditions worldwide. And, Boulder’s MahlerFest introduces a new conductor.
- A committee of lawmakers heard three hours of testimony this week on a bill that would make teen sexting a misdemeanor crime.Read more
After investigators found students shared sexually explicit photos, a former student wrote about the culture of sexting.
Prosecutors won't charge Canon City High students who shared sexually explicit photos, and we speak with that district's superintendent about how the school moves forward. Then, Philip Pleasants, an actor who has played Ebenezer Scrooge for nearly 40 Christmases, will take the stage in that role for the last time this year. And, only the clock tower remains, but the Daniels and Fisher Department Store on 16th Street in Denver used to be the place to be. We speak with the author of a new book on the landmark.
- Chaffee County authorities said Thursday they're looking into reports of sexting at a Buena Vista middle school and high school.Read more
- High school students had exchanged hundreds of explicit photos of students as young as eighth-graders.Read more
Canon City students could face felony charges in a sexting scandal that's rocked the town. That's the wrong approach, an expert says.