GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE TO REMAIN IN CRAIG FOR TONIGHT’S MEETING
Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Brophy will be in Northwest Colorado this week. Contrary to earlier information, Brophy will be in Craig tonight for the “What will a “yes” vote on secession mean in November?” meeting at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavillion. Tomorrow, Brophy will meet with residents at the Meeker Sportsman’s Club at Killowatt Korner in Meeker at 7 in the evening. On Friday he’ll be in Steamboat, where he’ll host a meet and greet at Mountain Brew at 8 in the morning, then in Walden at the River Rock Cafe at noon. Brophy, who lives in Wray, is making a visit to every one of Colorado’s Counties while campaigning for governor.
SECESSION MEETING HELD TONIGHT IN CRAIG
What will a “yes” vote on secession mean in November? About 60 people attended an open meeting tonight about the 51st State Initiative. Greg Hare of the 51st State Initiative, and candidate for governor Senator Greg Brophy both spoke. The meeting was sponsored by the local Farm Bureau and the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots. You can listen to audio of the entire meeting (in 5 parts) below.
Sucession Yes or No? Part 1
Sucession Yes or No? Part 2
Sucession Yes or No? Part 3
Sucession Yes or No? Part 4
Sucession Yes or No? Part 5
ANOTHER CANDIDATE ENTERS RACE TO UNSEAT HICKENLOOPER
The 2014 race to challenge Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper got more crowded yesterday when former Senate Republican Leader Mike Kopp filed his candidacy. The Jefferson County Republican is the fourth Republican to file against Hickenlooper, who is running for re-election. Kopp served in the state Senate from 2007 to 2011. He resigned his office after his wife died following a long battle with cancer. Kopp now works for Intermountain Rural Electric Association. Kopp joins Secretary of State Scott Gessler, state Senator Greg Brophy and former U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo in the Republican race to take on Hickenlooper.
DEMOCRATS BLAME TIPTON FOR GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is blaming the government shutdown solely on Congressman Scott Tipton. The committee issued a press release yesterday that calls the government shutdown and manufactured crisis that Tipton created. The committee even has a mass automated call going out to voters that starts out, “While you were sleeping, Congressman Scott Tipton shut down the government. House republicans have been trying to defund Obamacare, and have even introduced legislation to keep the government open while issues about the highly unpopular health care program are worked out, but Senate Democrats have refused to budge.
GARDNER ASKS OBAMA TO HOLD BIDEN TO HIS WORD
Congressman Cory Gardner is trying to hold Vice President Joe Biden to his word. Failure of the passage of a continuing resolution has led to many federal offices and services shutting down. Understandably, there is concern about whether such a shutdown will impact federal flood relief assistance in Colorado. While Vice President Biden was touring flood damage in Colorado last week, he spoke at length about how a government shutdown would not halt flood relief efforts by any means. In fact, Vice President Biden said that “none of the federal assistance that we’re providing-none of it-is going to be impacted even if there is a government shutdown”. Gardner wrote a letter to President Obama this week, thanking him for sending Biden, and urging him to make sure the Vice President keeps his word. This year’s floods caused over $1 billion in damage to infrastructure and property throughout Northern Colorado. More than 20,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, eight people lost their lives, and overflowing rivers left a path of devastation.
MAN SENTENCED IN SWEETWATER COUNTY FOR INDECENT ACTS
A Rock Springs man was sentenced yesterday to five to eight years in prison for Immoral or Indecent Acts with a Child. Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell said 48-year old Harold Lee Myers was arrested in November of 2011. Myers later pleaded guilty in District Court in Green River. Haskell declined to describe the case’s details, citing privacy concerns for the underage victim. District Court Judge Richard Lavery handed down yesterday’s sentence. Myers, who is free on bond, was given 10 days to turn himself in to begin serving his sentence.
In high school sports:
Moffat County fells to Grand Valley (3-1).
Steamboat lost to Battle Mountain (3-0).
Soroco heads to Vail Mountain at 4.
In boys soccer:
Steamboat hosts Battle Mountain at 6.
In boys tennis:
Steamboat goes to Regionals in Grand Junction.