Tipton Reintroduces Energy Bill

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Citing the need for a long-term domestic energy plan to ensure reliable production and stable prices, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO), yesterday, reintroduced the Planning for American Energy Act for the 114th Congress. Tipton says the all-of-the-above energy legislation would unleash the potential for thousands of new jobs as well as establish a reliable, affordable and secure source of Continue reading

Green River Man Falls through Ice, Dies at Flaming Gorge

fatal-300A Green River man lost his life Monday when he went through the ice on Flaming Gorge. According to a press release, the body of 61-year old John Henderson was recovered Tuesday Continue reading

Steamboat Releases November Sales Tax Report

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat has published the final November 2014 Sales, Use, and Accommodation Tax Report. Steamboat’s November sales taxes are 10.46% Continue reading

State Health Exchange May get Review

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Colorado is poised to give its health insurance exchange a new review. A Senate committee started work yesterday on a bill to order a more thorough audit for the state-run exchange, called Connect For Health Colorado. The audit was a priority for Republicans last year, but the proposal failed amid concerns that the exchange Continue reading

State Won’t Address Same-Sex Unions until Court Ruling

civil-union-3001Colorado won’t address some legal questions about same-sex unions until there’s a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage. A Republican-controlled Senate committee voted 3-2 yesterday to reject a bill clarifying aspects of Continue reading

CPW Reminds People to Leash their Dogs

colorado parksDogs chasing wildlife is nearly a constant problem in Colorado. The issue is particularly serious during the winter when dogs can easily rundown deer and elk in the snow and injure or kill them. So far this winter, wildlife officers in every corner of the state have filed reports of chasing incidents. During winter deer and elk can lose up Continue reading

Environmentalists Sue for Stronger Designation of Gunnison Grouse

sage_grouse-300Two environmentalist groups filed suit yesterday seeking stronger protection for a bird found only in Colorado and Utah, reaching that legal step ahead of state officials who counter the federal government already has gone too far. The Center for Biological Diversity and the Western Watersheds Project said in court papers that the Continue reading

Commissioners Announce Board Appointments

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners announced county board appointments yesterday. Doug Winters will replace Audrey Anna Masterson for a three year term on the Fair Board. Tom Mathers and Len Browning will serve 5 year terms on the Housing Authority Board. Dave Watson, Burt Clements, Dean Gent, Ed Winters, Continue reading

BLM Plans Slash Pile Burn in Grand County

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Kremmling Field Office is planning to burn 75 slash piles of lodgepole pine now through February if weather conditions are favorable. Fire personnel burned 35 slash piles in December. Slash piles are burned Continue reading

Legislature Considers Complete Overhaul of Marijuana Regs

MARIJUANA-300Two years into recreational marijuana legalization, Colorado is taking a second look at its rules for medical marijuana. A panel of state senators is indicating the process could get messy. They voted yesterday to scrap most of the administration’s suggestions on updating the state’s regulations governing medical pot Continue reading

EPA Accused of Conducting Experiments on Kids

EPA-300The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exposed children as young as 10 years old to dangerous levels of diesel exhaust in medical experiments. That’s according to documents obtained by the Energy and Environmental Legal Institute, through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The documents are being jointly Continue reading

Lawmakers Expanding Rules on Criminal Blood Samples

Co-State-Capital-300A measure to expand the crimes for which defendants must submit blood samples is among the first bills moving forward in the Colorado Legislature. The state Senate voted unanimously yesterday in favor of a bill to require defendants in first-degree assault cases to undergo testing if their bodily fluids come into contact with an Continue reading