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Udall Tour Won’t Bring Senator to Northwest Colorado

mark-udall-300Once again, Senator Mark Udall is embarking on what he calls a “statewide tour”, that will completely miss Northwest Colorado. The senator’s “Mark Your Ballot” tour will canvass the Front Range, and a few Western Slope communities. The closest Udall will get to our area is Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs. Continue reading

Lawmakers to Consider Caregiver Restrictions

MARIJUANA-300Colorado lawmakers will consider new restrictions on medical marijuana growers during next year’s legislative session. A panel of legislative leaders yesterday approved a bill on a 13-5 vote that would limit how many plants marijuana caregivers can grow for their patients. Currently, caregivers can potentially grow Continue reading

Cattlemen Oppose Added Beef Check-Off

cattleYesterday, Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) along with 43 other state cattlemen’s associations sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, urging him to cease any efforts to establish an additional beef check-off under the 1996 General Commodity Promotion, Research and Information Act. Frank Daley, President of Continue reading

Gardner Receives Health Care Award from Women’s Group

gardnerAs part of Healthcare Solutions Week, Independent Women’s Voice has presented Representative Cory Gardner with the 2014 Healthcare Leadership Award. He is one of only 15 recipients nationwide. The group says Gardner has been a leader on the issues and in advancing the policies that are essential to truly improving American healthcare. The Independent Continue reading

Woman Sought by Wyoming Authorities

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a Rock Springs woman wanted for multiple felonies. Michelle Satterwhite is wanted for three counts of burglary and one count of attempt to commit burglary. Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell said Satterwhite is a 43-year-old white female, 5’6″ in height, and Continue reading

Bathrooms Closing Around Steamboat

City-of-SteamboatDue to the temperatures dropping and the risk of pipes freezing the seasonal restrooms in the parks in and around Steamboat are being winterized and closed for the Continue reading

Energy Company Reducing Rigs in Western Colorado

oil-and-gas-drilling-300A major energy company is planning to reduce the number of natural gas drilling rigs in western Colorado next year as it continues to expand its focus on oil. WPX Energy has nine rigs now operating in the Piceance Basin and is planning to Continue reading

Walker Stapleton in Craig Thursday

STAPLETON WALKERThose who would like to meet Walker Stapleton, the state’s treasurer, are invited to a meet and greet tomorrow. Stapleton is up for reelection this year and is traveling the state to answer any questions citizens may have about his position. The meet and greet is scheduled for 1 tomorrow afternoon at The Memorial Continue reading

RCOEM Says CDC Website Best for Tracking Ebola

ebolaThe Routt County Office of Emergency Management says they have been receiving calls about the recent Ebola outbreak. People want to know what they can do to avoid contracting the disease. While the Office says it will continue to send out necessary information, they say the best source of information is the Center for Disease Continue reading

Citizens Given Opportunity to Create Voter Ad

GESSLERColorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler wants to give voters their shot at producing a political ad focused on voter registration. Gessler says his office is always looking at creative ways to reach citizens. The message would encourage residents to get registered to vote, or to update their voter registration information. Aspiring directors and videographers have until October 24 to submit their 30-second videos to the Secretary of State for Continue reading

Tipton Endorsed by Durango Herald

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Representative Scott Tipton has picked up an endorsement from a Colorado newspaper. The Durango Herald this week praised Tipton for his fight against federal regulations on water, land, energy, and species issues among others. While the publication says that sometimes Tipton’s anti-regulation mindset goes too far, his questions regarding the intentions of the federal government are “relevant and worthy of Continue reading

Forum Makes Clear Where Candidates Stand on Coal

forumColorado’s gubernatorial and senatorial candidates got together for a forum today on the future of energy in the state. The forum, heard live this morning on 93-7 and 102-3 KRAI, 55 Country and online at krai.com, allowed the candidates in Colorado’s hottest races to give voters their vision of the future of the state’s Continue reading