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Independent Investigator Looking into Allegations Against Steamboat Chief

Steamboat Police BadgeThe City of Steamboat has engaged the services of Heather Coogan, an independent investigator, to research the recent allegations surrounding the Steamboat Springs Police Department. Accusations were made against Police Chief Joel Rae, and Deputy Police Chief Bob DelValle in a letter from former Detective Dave Kleiber. The Continue reading

Gardner Presses Importance of States’ Water Rights

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced yesterday that he has introduced an amendment to the Senate budget which would protect privately held water rights and permits from federal overreach. Gardner’s amendment would recognize the long-standing authority to manage water according to state law and protects against federal takeover of water rights and Continue reading

Tipton Pushes for Full PILT Payments

piltCongressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) joined with a bipartisan group of his House colleagues to urge House leadership to prioritize funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, and to work toward a long-term, sustainable solution for the program on which rural counties rely to provide essential Continue reading

Exotic Lice Found on Front Range Deer

colorado parksWildlife officials have confirmed Colorado’s first case of exotic chewing lice in a mule deer east of Denver. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the deer, which has been euthanized, was found struggling to survive by a Watkins-area rancher February 13th. The National Veterinary Services Laboratory has since confirmed the deer was Continue reading

Lawmakers Advance Police Oversight Bills

co-state-capitol-300Colorado legislators gave initial approval to three proposals aimed at increasing oversight on law enforcement after high-profile cases alleging excessive force in the state and nationwide. The Senate Judiciary Committee took up the bills Continue reading

March 31st is Corrie Ponikvar Day

MC Commissioners-150March 31st is now known as Corrie Ponikvar Day in Moffat County. The Moffat County Commissioners made the proclamation yesterday during their regular board meeting. Ponikvar recently made the decision to retire from the Moffat County United Way, her last day being March 31st. Commissioner Chuck Grobe choked Continue reading

State of Moffat County

state-of-moffat-county-300Tickets for tonight’s State of Moffat County are only available until 5 tonight at the Craig Chamber. There will be no tickets for the annual event sold at the door. The State of Moffat County is an opportunity for residents to get an update from the City of Craig, the Craig Chamber and Moffat County, as representatives from each Continue reading

Republicans Drafting Opt-Out Bill for EPA Rule

EPA-300Senate Republicans are putting together a bill that would let states opt out of the EPA’s proposed climate rule for power plants. The amendment was proposed by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky yesterday. Under the bill, states would be able to opt out of the rule for various reasons. Those reasons would include: Continue reading

Veterans’ Affairs Updates “40 Mile Rule”

VETERANSThe Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) yesterday announced it will alter its “40-mile rule” to improve access to health care for veterans living in rural areas. The announcement follows lawmakers’ requests that the VA reexamine the rule’s application and update it. The VA’s new rule is intended to allow Continue reading

Lawmakers Giving up on Changes to Pot Edibles

ediblesColorado may throw a white flag on one of its toughest marijuana problems to emerge in the new market – making sure that edible pot products can’t be confused with regular foods. A bill up for its first vote today would repeal a 2014 Colorado requirement requiring pot foods to have a distinct look when out of the Continue reading

Upcoming Vote on Pot Testing

MARIJUANA-300Safety tests for the new marijuana industry have been an ongoing sore spot for the industry. Pot is supposed to be tested for potency and contaminants, but only a few labs are authorized to do the tests. Testing guidelines have been slow in being implemented, and pot retailers complain that the few available labs sometimes give wildly Continue reading

Legislators Working on Police Oversight Bills

co-state-capitol-300Colorado legislators are starting work on a package of bills designed to increase oversight on law enforcement after high-profile cases alleging excessive force in the state and nationwide. One proposal will allow law enforcement agencies to Continue reading