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State Won’t Address Same-Sex Unions until Court Ruling

civil-union-3001Colorado won’t address some legal questions about same-sex unions until there’s a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage. A Republican-controlled Senate committee voted 3-2 yesterday to reject a bill clarifying aspects of Continue reading

CPW Reminds People to Leash their Dogs

colorado parksDogs chasing wildlife is nearly a constant problem in Colorado. The issue is particularly serious during the winter when dogs can easily rundown deer and elk in the snow and injure or kill them. So far this winter, wildlife officers in every corner of the state have filed reports of chasing incidents. During winter deer and elk can lose up Continue reading

Environmentalists Sue for Stronger Designation of Gunnison Grouse

sage_grouse-300Two environmentalist groups filed suit yesterday seeking stronger protection for a bird found only in Colorado and Utah, reaching that legal step ahead of state officials who counter the federal government already has gone too far. The Center for Biological Diversity and the Western Watersheds Project said in court papers that the Continue reading

Commissioners Announce Board Appointments

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners announced county board appointments yesterday. Doug Winters will replace Audrey Anna Masterson for a three year term on the Fair Board. Tom Mathers and Len Browning will serve 5 year terms on the Housing Authority Board. Dave Watson, Burt Clements, Dean Gent, Ed Winters, Continue reading

BLM Plans Slash Pile Burn in Grand County

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Kremmling Field Office is planning to burn 75 slash piles of lodgepole pine now through February if weather conditions are favorable. Fire personnel burned 35 slash piles in December. Slash piles are burned Continue reading

Legislature Considers Complete Overhaul of Marijuana Regs

MARIJUANA-300Two years into recreational marijuana legalization, Colorado is taking a second look at its rules for medical marijuana. A panel of state senators is indicating the process could get messy. They voted yesterday to scrap most of the administration’s suggestions on updating the state’s regulations governing medical pot Continue reading

EPA Accused of Conducting Experiments on Kids

EPA-300The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exposed children as young as 10 years old to dangerous levels of diesel exhaust in medical experiments. That’s according to documents obtained by the Energy and Environmental Legal Institute, through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The documents are being jointly Continue reading

Lawmakers Expanding Rules on Criminal Blood Samples

Co-State-Capital-300A measure to expand the crimes for which defendants must submit blood samples is among the first bills moving forward in the Colorado Legislature. The state Senate voted unanimously yesterday in favor of a bill to require defendants in first-degree assault cases to undergo testing if their bodily fluids come into contact with an Continue reading

Steamboat Transit Increases Service to West Steamboat Area

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat is working to address issues residents of the West Steamboat area have experienced with transit services. In addition to the Aqua line, Steamboat Continue reading

New Wildlife Habitat Near Meeker

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife has obtained nearly 700 acres of wildlife habitat near the Rio Blanco State Wildlife Area west of Meeker. The land was purchased from ExxonMobile with funding from Great Outdoors Colorado and from the sale of Habitat Stamps. The addition increases the Rio Blanco state wildlife area from 390 acres to Continue reading

Senate to Take up Same-sex Unions

civil-union-3001The Colorado Senate is headed for a showdown over same-sex unions. A Democratic senator has proposed a bill to smooth Colorado’s transition from civil unions to same-sex marriage equality. The measure would answer questions like: Do Continue reading

Colorado Residents Trickling in to State Health Exchange

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Colorado officials are reporting 171,000 people have gotten health insurance under the Affordable Care Act for this year. Since open enrollment began on Nov 15 the state has signed up 50,000 people through Medicaid and other government programs. Additionally, 121,000 bought private insurance plans through Continue reading