BLM to Hold Public Meeting on Trail Inventory

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management White River Field Office will hold a public workshop next week to discuss the public review period for its 2014 Travel Route Inventory and future travel management efforts. This meeting is intended to provide the public an understanding of the Continue reading

Craig Chamber Warns of Phone Scam

SCAMS-300The Craig Chamber of Commerce has received reports from local businesses that they are receiving calls from someone identifying themselves as a Chamber representative seeking to update business information. These calls are coming from a 303 area code number. The Chamber says THIS IS A SCAM. The Chamber is Continue reading

Bill Allowing Pot Use on Probation Hits Governor’s Desk

MARIJUANA-300A Colorado bill to allow medical marijuana use by people on probation or parole is on its way to the governor’s desk. Colorado has allowed medical marijuana use for 15 years, but not by people on probation or parole. A bill that passed the senate 34-1 yesterday would change that policy so those with permission to use marijuana for medical Continue reading

Lawmakers Debating Law Enforcement Oversight Bills

co-state-capitol-300Three bills aimed at expanding oversight on Colorado law enforcement are starting to move through the Senate as the legislative session nears its end. One proposal would encourage the use of officer body-worn cameras through a grant Continue reading

Lawmakers Reject Homeless Rights Bill

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers have said no to a bill that would have outlined rights that homeless people have in public. A House committee voted 8-3 yesterday to reject the so-called “Homeless Persons’ Bill of Rights.” The measure would have Continue reading

UTV Crash Kills 9-Year Old Boy

fatal-300The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal UTV crash on Moffat County Road 78 Friday. According to Sheriff K.C. Hume, a Polaris Razor UTV overturned in a low speed Continue reading

Texas Company Ordered by Colorado to Cease and Desist Recruiting Investors

natural-gasThe Colorado Division of Securities has issued a cease and desist order against a Texas firm and its owner, accusing the firm of telling investors the firm had invented new technology to dispose of Continue reading

Lawmakers to Debate Fetal Homicide Bill

co-state-capitol-300With less than two weeks to go, lawmakers are scrambling like they do every year to finish all their work before the legislative session ends May 6th. In what’s expected to be one of the most emotionally charged debates of the session, Continue reading

Sage Grouse Protection Act Introduced in House

sage_grouse-300Last week, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) helped introduce the Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act (H.R.1997) in the House. The bill, of which Tipton is an original co-sponsor, seeks to empower state-based sage grouse recovery efforts in lieu of a one-size-fits-all federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing that Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Offer Boating Tips

colorado parksColorado boat ramps and put-ins open this month around the state. As outdoor enthusiasts prepare to head out onto the water, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has several safety tips for boat navigation, boating equipment and getting to know recreational waters before you go. Accidents, injuries and fatalities rose slightly Continue reading

Governor Signs Budget

Co-State-Capital-300Colorado’s $25 billion budget for next year, which includes money for taxpayer refunds and more funding for education, has become official. Governor John Hickenlooper signed the budget Friday afternoon. The refunds are required by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights when the state’s revenue exceeds the rate of population growth Continue reading

Lawmakers Stalling on Red Light Camera Ban

TRAFFIC CAMERAA push to ban speeding and red-light cameras in Colorado advanced out of a key House committee but time is running out for the bill as the session nears its end. State legislators have tried for years to ban red-light and speeding cameras, which supporters say are used as Continue reading