PARKS OFFICIALS REMIND RESIDENTS OF BOAT INSPECTIONS

QUAGGABoating season has begun across the state and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding everyone heading to their favorite lakes or reservoirs to be safe this year. Following the state’s boating laws can not only help prevent deaths and injuries, it will help stop the spread of aquatic nuisance species, a serious Continue reading

IRS RENEWS TAX SCAM WARNING

irsThe IRS is renewing its warning about a pervasive phone scam that continues to target people across the nation, including recent immigrants. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration called it the largest scam of its kind. As of March 20th, TIGTA reported that it has received Continue reading

REPUBLICANS CHANGE UP LEADERSHIP IN STATE HOUSE

republician-2-300Republicans in the Colorado House are seeing a leadership shakeup after simmering tensions within the party.  Representative Kevin Priola of Henderson resigned his post yesterday as Republican caucus whip, a job that entails measuring support Continue reading

LAW WOULD REDUCE HOURS OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT FOR MENTAL PATIENTS

co-state-capitol-300A proposal aimed at reducing the use of solitary confinement for prisoners with serious mental illness has won unanimous approval in the state Senate.  Senators voted 34-0 for the bill to support efforts by the Continue reading

XCEL URGES RESIDENTS TO CHECK THEIR GAS METERS FOR SPRING DAMAGE

Xcel_EnergyXcel Energy is asking its customers in Colorado’s mountains to check their gas meters for damage that can be caused by fluctuating temperatures this spring.  Energy company representatives say customers should gently remove snow or ice from the meters and the roof lines above the meters.  Buried or iced-over meters can prevent the regulator vent from working properly. That can Continue reading

BACKGROUND CHECKS NET LESS THAN 2% REJECTION RATE

GUNThe actual number of background checks for private-seller gun transactions submitted to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation is much lower than previously stated.  It was reported Saturday that of the 6,198 private-sale back ground checks conducted between July and December, 3,838 were conducted for Continue reading

LAWMAKERS SEEK TO TWEAK MARIJUANA RULES

MARIJUANA-300Marijuana edibles, and whether they look too enticing to children, is under scrutiny from lawmakers in the final weeks of the session. Two bills pending in the House address the issue of marijuana edibles and concentrates. One would direct state regulators to determine equivalency standards that translate just how much Continue reading

LAWMAKERS CONSIDERING CHANGES TO COURT FINE RULES

ACLUResponding to concerns raised from an American Civil Liberties Union report, lawmakers are considering a proposal that forbids courts from jailing people who don’t Continue reading

LAWMAKERS CONSIDER BAN ON TRAFFIC CAMS

TRAFFIC CAMTraffic cameras that capture people who run red lights or speed would be banned in Colorado under a bill that has the backing of legislative leaders. The bill from Republican Senator Scott Renfroe, who has proposed it before, has gained momentum this year with the Continue reading

Great Ways to Celebrate Easter and Spring with Kids

kids-running-300The onset of spring brings with it more than mild weather, it’s the season for Easter celebrations, spring cleaning and renewal. Remember all those favorite Easter traditions you had as a kid? It’s time to keep them alive with your family and to start new ones.  There are many ways your family can make spring and Easter fun and even educational: Continue reading

Colorado Women Offered a Workshop in Outdoor Sports

colorado parksWomen interested in learning the basics of shotguns, archery and fly fishing are invited to attend Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s “Cast, Blast and Twang” clinic in Palisade, Saturday, May 17 from 8 a.m. to mid-afternoon.  Space is limited. Visit the pre-registration page to sign up, or go HERE, click on ‘Colorado”, then click on ‘View Upcoming Events’ under ‘Colorado Outreach’ and go to the registration link on page 2.  ”It’s a great opportunity Continue reading

MOFFAT COUNTY GRAD RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL

SUTHERSA Moffat County High School graduate is one of the first recipients of the John Suthers Scholarship.  April Rogers is now a junior at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.  She hopes to work in law enforcement following her planned Continue reading