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A May 10 article in the Post Independent reported that medical marijuana growers say that Garfield County’s chief planner, Fred Jarman, has told them that growing the crop in unincorporated parts of Garfield County should not be a problem.

Jarman said he has not given growers that interpretation, and said he has warned growers that starting a grow operation would be at their own risk because the county has no regulatory framework governing medical marijuana growing operations.

The Garfield County commissioners have enacted a temporary moratorium on grow operations, which were approved by county voters in 2010, and are contemplating extending the moratorium, Jarman said.

The issue is on the agenda for the Garfield County commissioners on Monday.

Thrills, chills and a good dose of tummy twisters will be in abundance at the 2011 Strawberry Days Carnival, sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Mall and Western Slope Communications. The carnival takes places at the Glenwood Springs Mall parking lot June 16-19. Unlimited ride one-day passes are available at a discount in advance for $20 from May 16 through June 15 during regular business hours at the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, located at 1102 Grand Ave.

The deadline for purchasing the discount passes is 4 p.m. on June 15. Unlimited ride one-day passes will be available at the carnival for $30, and individual tickets will be sold for $1 each.

For more information, visit strawberrydaysfestival.com or call the Glenwood Springs Chamber at (970) 945-6589.

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