Statehouse Looks at LGBTQ Conversion Ban, Felony Oil & Gas Equipment Tampering + RFHS Model UN

Feb 28, 2017

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  • Colorado lawmakers may ban a practice, widely considered harmful to minors, that seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation or suppress gender identity. Eric Galatas has this report.
  • A state oil and gas regulator recently found that Summit Midstream’s work on a pipeline in Battlement Mesa violated state rules for inadequate topsoil protection and poor stormwater control. This Thursday, the Garfield County Energy Advisory Board will hear from the company’s operations manager, Brian Gardner, about safety considerations for natural gas pipeline construction, operation, and maintenance. The meeting begins at 6 at the Garfield County Administration building in Rifle.
  • A measure that would increase the penalty for tampering with oil and equipment is making its way through the Republican-controlled state senate. As Bente Birkeland reports, the bill has generated passionate debate. The bill initially passed the state Senate on second reading Monday. It needs one more   vote in the Senate before it heads to the House.
  • In late March, the Roaring Fork High School Model UN Club goes to New York City for the National Model UN conference, and joins students from around the world to learn about and debate global issues. Last week, Tavia Teitler, Rex Hamilton, Jen Platero, and social studies teacher Matt Wells, joined KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh on Valley Voices to talk about the club and the trip. Here, Tavia Teitler, now in her third year of Model UN, starts off by describing what the club needs to do for the conference. More information about the club and to help raise money for the trip is here. fund me dot com slash RFHS dash UN. You can hear the entire Valley Voices show by clicking here.

    RFHS Model UN Club 2016 in New York City.
    Credit submitted photo