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Craig briefs: Colorado gas prices continue to decrease

Average retail gasoline prices in Colorado fell 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.58 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,158 gas outlets in Colorado. That compares with the national average that has fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.39 per gallon, according to gasoline price website http://www.GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Colorado during the past week, prices Thursday were 1.9 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 6.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 6.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 14.9 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

Moffat County Fuller Center to host workday

Moffat County Fuller Center is seeking volunteers for its workday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 for the Fuller Center's housing project located at 731 Yampa Ave. For more information, call Neil Folks at 970-326-8726.

Driving under effects of marijuana is illegal

As new laws based on Amendment 64 continue to regulate recreational marijuana, the Colorado State Patrol reminds motorists that driving while impaired by marijuana is illegal.

Recent changes, which loosen rules governing the purchase, possession and consumption of marijuana by adults who are 21 and older, do not mitigate the responsibility to drive sober at all times.

All CSP troopers are trained in the detection of impairment from alcohol, drugs and other substances. Also, many troopers have received additional training as certified drug recognition experts. During the course of a traffic contact, any driver suspected of driving while impaired by marijuana may be asked to complete voluntary roadside maneuvers and submit to a chemical test. Refusal of a chemical test results in stricter penalties than compliance.

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Troopers actively will seek and arrest impaired drivers. The increased vigilance leading into 2014 underscores the agency's ongoing commitment to combating impaired driving through intelligence-led enforcement strategies across the state.