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Tipton Continues Fight for Water Rights

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Tuesday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) took federal land management agencies to task for continued administrative attempts to take private water rights without compensation and interfere with users’ access to their private property rights. During an oversight hearing in the House Natural Resources Water, Power and Oceans Continue reading

Minimum Wage Bill Fails

MINIMUM WAGEA Democratic effort to allow cities to raise the minimum wage in Colorado has failed in the state Legislature. A GOP-controlled Senate committee voted 3-2 yesterday not to allow local governments to set wages above the statewide Continue reading

Bill in Senate Would Require Medical Pot to be Tested

MARIJUANA-300Recreational pot sold in Colorado must be tested for pesticides and contaminants such as mold and mildew. Oddly, the requirement doesn’t apply to medical marijuana sold to people with debilitating conditions – but a bill debated yesterday in the state Senate would change that. The head-scratching situation of requiring testing of Continue reading

State Makes Changes in Immunization Requirements

immunizationsColorado parents who don’t want their children to be immunized will have to fill out paperwork each year to opt out of vaccinations under new state rules. The state Board of Health passed the changes yesterday. Currently, parents who want their children exempted from vaccinations for non-medical reasons must seek an exemption Continue reading

BLM Faces Lawsuit Over Shady Land Protection

bladderpodThe federal government is using questionable practices to lock up land in Northwest Colorado. That’s according to several local governments and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado Continue reading

Craig Police Ask for Public’s Help in Identifying Burglary Suspect

CRAIG-POLICE-BADGE-300The Craig Police Department is looking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect from a recent burglary at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church. Pictures of the suspect have been posted to the department’s Facebook page. You can remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers at 970-824-3535, and you may be eligible to Continue reading

Democrats Reject Gun Law Repeals

AR GUNColorado Democrats rejected Republican efforts to repeal new background-check requirements for private gun sales and to eliminate limits on the size of ammunition magazines. The votes came Monday. A Democrat-led House committee voted 7-4 against a bill to repeal a 2013 law that requires background checks for private gun sales Continue reading

Lawmakers Debate Fetal Homicide Bill

co-state-capitol-300A long-anticipated Colorado bill inspired by the case of a woman accused of cutting open the belly of a pregnant woman and removing her unborn baby girl has been introduced in the state Senate. The bill would make the killing of a fetus a Continue reading

Lawmakers Crack Down on Unregulated Marijuana Growers

MARIJUANA-300After years of trying and failing to make it harder to grow large amounts of pot without paying taxes, the Colorado Senate has given unanimous preliminary approval to a crackdown on unregulated marijuana growers. A bill that won unanimous approval yesterday would require people who grow more than 99 plants for medical Continue reading

Snow Tire Bill Fails in Senate

WINTER-DRIVING-300Colorado drivers won’t be required to get snow tires to drive on Interstate 70 next winter, after all. The state Senate voted yesterday to deflate a proposal to require motorists without four-wheel drive to use snow tires or carry chains or cables Continue reading

Lawmakers Advance Racial Profiling Bill

co-state-capitol-300A measure to further prohibit racial profiling by law enforcement has cleared the Colorado House. The 36-28 vote yesterday came on a largely party-line vote with Democrats in favor. The bill would broaden Colorado’s existing ban on racial Continue reading

Craig Police Warn of Mail Scam

SCAMS-300The Craig Police Department has been made aware of what they call an unethical practice involving a company out of California, called “Record Transfer Services”. Their mailings appear as an official “Recorded Deed Notice” concerning property owned by a resident of Moffat County. The paperwork advises that for a Continue reading