New Report Says Colorado Dependent on Income Taxes

income taxA new report highlighting wealth inequality nationally finds Colorado is among the top 10 states most reliant on income taxes for state revenue. The report released today by the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s concludes that income inequality is contributing to slower economic growth in the U.S. The report says that Continue reading

Yampa Valley Data Partners Release August Fast Facts

YVDPYampa Valley Data Partners has released their August Fast Facts, indicators on how the Yampa Valley is doing economically. Routt Continue reading

State Issues Wrong Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

licenseColorado mistakenly issued regular driver’s licenses to 524 non-citizens, the latest problem in the state’s rollout of allowing some drivers in this country illegally to get driver’s licenses. MorphoTurst, a Department of Motor Vehicles Continue reading

Senators Ask for More Comment Time on EPA Rules

EPA-300The U.S. Senate is asking the Obama Administration for more time to collect public comment on the EPA’s proposed carbon emissions rules. Yesterday a majority of the senate signed a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, asking for a 60-day extension due to the complexity and scope of the regulation. That Continue reading

CNCC Receives Two Grants for Science Department

CNCC-3001Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) has received a couple of grants for their science departments. The college announced they’ve received $10,000 grants from The Bacon Family Continue reading

Gubernatorial Candidates Release Tax Returns

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300BEAUPREZColorado’s governor and his challenger have released years of personal tax returns. The records given to the media yesterday showed Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper made about $467,000 in 2012. Continue reading

Quarantines Continue for Vesicular Stomatitis

cdaAs of Wednesday, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 189 locations under quarantine after horses and cows tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS); 88 of the 277 quarantines have now been released. Fortunately, the disease has not made Continue reading

Illinois Woman Found Dead of Hypothermia Near Wamsutter

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3The body of a missing Illinois woman was found Wednesday in a remote area south of Wamsutter. Search crews from Sweetwater County Search & Rescue deployed Wednesday in the general area of Barrel Springs Draw, and discovered the body of 28-year-old Teresa Withers. The story began September 7th, when 28-year old Mitchell Wiley, Continue reading

Packed House at EPA Meeting in Craig

EPA-300Last night’s community meeting with EPA Regional Administrator Shaun McGrath in Craig was very well attended. Miners, industry and community leaders, and others filled the Moffat County High School Auditorium to hear McGrath explain why new carbon emissions rules were needed to stave off the EPA’s claims of human Continue reading

Tipton Grills Tidwell and Ashe on Water and Sage Grouse

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) sought clarity from Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe on water rights and sage grouse during a pair of hearings yesterday in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committees. In the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry, Tipton pressed Tidwell for clarification on whether the agency is going to require the transfer of private Continue reading

Joe Meyer Named Northwest Colorado District Manager of BLM

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management has named long-time employee Joe Meyer as the new Northwest Colorado District Manager based in Grand Junction. Meyer comes to BLM Colorado from Wyoming, where he has been the Field Manager for the BLM Casper Field Office since Continue reading

Governor Working on Fracking Compromises

frackingGovernor John Hickenlooper says resolving land-use conflicts between energy companies and homeowners is one of the Continue reading