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Federal Plans Draw Negative Response

sage_grouse-300Lawmakers and others are speaking out against the plans submitted by the U.S. Forest Service and BLM that are intended to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. Congressman Scott Tipton, Senator Cory Gardner, and Western Energy Alliance all issued statements regarding the plans yesterday Continue reading

Fair Royalty Clinic to be Held in Routt County

FAIR ROYALTYRoutt County Fair royalty will put on a clinic for young girls who would like to learn about the process to become royalty. The clinic is an all-day event that focuses on ambassadorship, hair and hat care, horsemanship, and other aspects of fair royalty. Classes will be led by current royalty and 4-H leaders. The clinic is free, however lunch will Continue reading

Wildlife Officials Confirm Animal Killed Near Kremmling was Gray Wolf

gray-wolfWildlife officials say a coyote-like animal killed near Kremmling was a gray wolf. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced yesterday that DNA tests were used to confirm the species. A legal coyote hunter shot the animal April 29th and immediately notified state wildlife officials. Continue reading

Road Work Planned for Next Week North of Craig

C-DOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation will be doing roadwork on Highway 13 north of Craig next week. Crews will be resurfacing the highway and repairing or replacing guardrails. There will Continue reading

BLM Disputes Numbers Quoted by Senators on Travel Plan

BLMThe BLM is disputing some numbers Colorado lawmakers used when speaking out against the new travel plan for Mesa County. A press release issued by senate republicans earlier this week said the plan had 60% of routes closing. Chris Joyner of the BLM says that’s not true. He says Continue reading

BLM Releases Sage Grouse Plan a Day Early

sage_grouse-300The Bureau of Land Management has released their plan to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off the Endangered Species List a day early. The deadline for releasing the plan was tomorrow, but the agency says the plan is now under review. The BLM was supposed to be working with local and state agencies, and in a press release say the plan Continue reading

BLM Plan to Keep Sage Grouse Off ESL Expected Tomorrow

sage_grouse-300The Bureau of Land Management will release their plan to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off the Endangered Species List tomorrow. The BLM has been working on the plan, and was supposed to be working with local and state agencies in coming up with that plan. However, those agencies have said the BLM had no interest in their input, and Continue reading

Lawmakers Urge Governor to Reject BLM Travel Plan

BLMA group of 21 Republican lawmakers from the Senate and House sent a letter to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper May 20th calling on him to oppose a new BLM “travel plan” for parts of the Western Slope that could close up to 2,000 miles of rural roads or trails in Grand Continue reading

Colorado Lawmakers Speak Out Against New EPA Water Rule

WATER CONSERVATIONColorado Senator Cory Gardner and Representative Scott Tipton have spoken out against the EPA’s new “Waters of the United States” rule. The rule expands the EPA’s reach to include any body of water in the U.S. Rivers and streams, agricultural reservoirs, ponds, ditches, and more are now under the protection Continue reading

Agritourism Workshop Planned for Meeker

agritourismThe Rio Blanco County Heritage Culture Center will host a workshop on Agritourism next week. The workshop will focus on implementing Agritourism opportunities in Northwest Colorado through a variety of “best practices” Continue reading

State puts Limits on Proxy Marriages

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper has signed legislation to limit Colorado’s unique rules for proxy marriages in which couples are wed with only one of the people present. The new law will limit such marriages to military couples and government contractors. The few other states that allow proxy marriages already have such a rule. Hickenlooper signed the legislation Continue reading

State Launches Diabetes Awareness Campaign

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Colorado health officials are launching a diabetes prevention campaign for people covered by Medicaid, a state and federal health care program for low-income residents. The state Department of Public Health and Environment said yesterday the program aims to reduce diabetes rates and health care costs by teaching people how to Continue reading