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Appeals court dismisses Colorado lawsuit affecting free speech rights filed by energy firm against activist

A state appeals court has dismissed a libel suit filed by a Texas energy firm against a Colorado environmental activist, finding that the lawsuit sought to stifle the activist’s freedom of speech. The ruling in favor of Delta County activist Pete Kolbenschlag came in a case that helped lead to the enactment of a new […]

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Wine, peaches and CBD: Hemp fills gaps in the Western Slope’s orchards and vineyards

PALISADE – Ribbons of fruit trees and grapevines run across hillsides under the rocky folds of iconic Mount Garfield, the place where legendarily good Colorado peaches grow. Now another crop — hemp — is sending up green spikes in the midst of all that fruit. Dozens of Palisade-area growers are grabbing hold of the lucrative […]