Palisade voters to decide whether pot is part of agritourism

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A 10.6-acre land parcel on Highline Canal Road was recently annexed into the city of Palisade. Owners Brian and Rebekah Cox may use the land to grow marijuana.

Among the rows of grapevines and orchards lined with peach trees in Palisade, another idea is growing.
Come November, in this valley hemmed in with agriculture, voters will decide whether they want to add recreational marijuana to the mix.
A number of municipalities across the state already have weighed in on the issue, but Palisade, which initially took a wait-and-see approach, plans to put the question to voters in the fall.

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School District 51 confirmed Thursday a teacher at Grand Junction High School was removed from the classroom and placed on leave last week pending the outcome of an investigation. “This is an active investigation and I cannot comment any further,” said Colleen Martin, District 51 human resources director.

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