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BLM Plans OHV Event for Sand Wash Basin

atv-300The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office has announced their 2nd Annual Spring Fever Fun Day event scheduled for May 16th in the Sand Wash Basin. Yampa Valley OHV Trailriders and Stay the Trail Colorado are partnering with the BLM for the event, which is Continue reading

Lawmakers to Ask Voters to Keep Pot Tax Surplus

MARIJUANA-300The final numbers are in, and Colorado owes its residents some $58 million in pot tax refunds. But state lawmakers started work yesterday on a proposal to ask voters if the state can keep the money. Colorado’s constitution requires new taxes to be refunded when overall tax collections exceed growth limits. The refund requirement is Continue reading

Lawmakers Vote Down Maternal Warnings at Pot Shops

MARIJUANA-300A Colorado proposal to require marijuana shops to post warnings for pregnant and nursing women has been rejected by Republicans who considered the requirement unfair. A bill to require the stores to post maternal warning signs had the support of some Republicans and the state Health Department. But a Senate committee voted 5-4 Continue reading

Bill to Study Snow Tire Issue Hits Governor’s Desk

WINTER-DRIVING-300Colorado lawmakers passed legislation to study whether to require snow tires or chains to drive on a mountainous stretch of Interstate 70 during spring and winter months. The proposal on its way to Governor John Hickenlooper’s desk is a Continue reading

Law Enforcement Recording Bill Passes House

co-state-capitol-300The Colorado House has approved legislation to have law enforcement face civil penalties if an officer destroys or seizes someone’s recordings of a public incident. The bill would require law enforcement to have someone’s consent or a Continue reading

State Lawmakers Give Initial Approval to Bill Protecting Unborn Children

Co-State-Capital-300The Offenses Against Unborn Children Act passed its first test yesterday at the Colorado Statehouse, after hours of intense and sometimes emotional testimony, when the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bill 268 on a 3-2 vote. Senate President Bill Cadman introduced the bill, which permits an unborn child to be Continue reading

Craig Police Attempting to Return Stolen Bikes

CRAIG-POLICE-BADGE-300The Craig Police Department is asking the public to stop by and identify various bicycles and bike parts over the next few days. On Sunday, the department recovered multiple bikes and parts. The parts will be made available for recovery today, tomorrow, and Friday from 4 to 5 in the afternoon. Those that plan to recover a bike need Continue reading

Rafting Industry Expects Normal Season

RAFTINGThe combination of Colorado’s recent late-season snowfall with even more moisture predicted for this week is giving the state’s rafting industry high hopes for a successful season. With April’s snow boosting snowpack across the state and delaying the start of seasonal runoff, the Colorado River Outfitters Association (CROA) is predicting a Continue reading

Feds Exclude Sage Grouse Species from Protection

sage_grouse-300The Interior Department’s decision not to add a type of sage grouse found only in Nevada and California to the Endangered Species List is a reassuring sign that strong efforts by Colorado and other Western states to conserve larger populations of the greater sage grouse can pay off. That’s according to the Colorado Wildlife Continue reading

Lawsuit Bill Intended to Curb School Shootings

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers have advanced a plan intended to reduce school shootings by making public schools legally liable for student safety. The approval of the Republican-controlled Colorado Senate came after an emotional debate Continue reading

U.S. Senate Bill Would Allow Tax Returns for Marijuana Businesses

MARIJUANA-300A bill that would reconcile state marijuana laws and federal tax law has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. The Small Business Tax Equity Act, introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), would allow marijuana businesses operating in compliance with state law to take ordinary business tax deductions. Twenty-three states, the Continue reading

Wyoming Men Arrested on Drug Charges

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Sweetwater County deputies and detectives assigned to the Sheriff’s Office SNAAG unit arrested two wanted people last week. Sheriff Mike Lowell said deputies Friday evening arrested 19 year old Morgan Bauer, who was wanted for Possession of Methamphetamine. They found him at a home near Rock Springs. Continue reading