Tag Archives: Administration

Republicans Applaud Clean Power Plan Withdraw

The news that the Trump Administration plans to void the Obama administrations’ Clean Power Plan was met by praise from local Republican law makers. Congressman Scott Tipton applauded the decision, saying he is a strong proponent of a responsible Continue reading

Trump Admin To End “War On Coal” By Eliminating Clean Power Plan

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt announced yesterday that the agency will start the process of withdrawing the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan was instituted by the Obama administration, designed to significantly cut emissions from coal fired power plants. During his announcement Continue reading

Trump Follows Gardner’s Proposal, Institutes New Sanctions On North Korea

Senator Cory Gardener applauded President Trump’s announcement yesterday that his administration will go after individuals, businesses and banks involved in trade with North Korea. Gardner says the steps the Trump administration announced are what he has been calling for and is a Continue reading

Trump Admin To Expand Hunting/Fishing Access

In addition to the Department of Interior recommending changes to 27 national monuments last week, Secretary Ryan Zinke also signed an order supporting expanding hunting and fishing opportunities on public land. The new order followed a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcement that a survey found there are 2.2 Continue reading

Wyoming Insurance Premiums May Go Up 50%

Blue Cross Blue Shield, the only company to provide insurance on Wyoming’s Obama Care insurance exchange, has announced that they will seek a nearly 50% premium increase next year. A Blue Cross Blue Shield representative said the request is partially due Continue reading

Coloradan Named Deputy Secretary Of Interrior

Coloradan David Bernhardt was confirmed yesterday to become the Trump Administrations Deputy Secretary of the Interior. Bernhardt, who is originally from Rifle, has held several positions at the U.S. Department of the Interior, including solicitor and chief legal officer. He was approved in a 53 to 43 vote, with Colorado Senator Michael Bennet splitting away from the majority of his Democrat Continue reading

Swinging Bridge Repairs Could Start Soon

Repairs to Swinging Bridge in Browns Park are expected to start fairly soon. The final plans for the bridge are being evaluated by the Federal Highway Administration and are expected to be approved by the end of the week. If that occurs, Moffat County could Continue reading

Colorado Health Insurance Premiums To Increase

The Colorado Division of Insurance announced that those shopping for health insurance on the private market in Colorado next year, may pay an average of 27% more for their premiums. Health insurance providers requested the increase to help cover the Continue reading

MOCO Broadband Improvement On The Horizon?

Plans to strengthen Moffat County’s broadband infrastructure took another step forward this week. The Moffat County Broadband Committee is currently looking to secure funds for the first stage of the plan, which will include building broadband infrastructure to Craig’s anchor institutions, including health care, education and public safety facilities. This stage of the plan is expected to cost approximately $3.6 million. Craig-Moffat Economic Development Partnership Continue reading

Hickenlooper Commits Colorado To Carbon Cuts

Those in the Colorado coal industry breathed a sigh of relief earlier this year, after the Trump administration announced and end to regulations instituted under the Obama Administrations Clean Power Plan. That regulatory relief will not come to fruition however, following Governor John Hickenlooper’s executive order yesterday, committing Colorado to the carbon reduction goals Continue reading

Trump Admin Asks For Voter Information

In an effort to find the nearly 3 million illegal voters President Trump claims voted in the last election, a presidential election commission has asked states to provide them with public voter roll data. In response, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams says he will release publicly available information to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, but he says he Continue reading

EPA Nears Repeal Of Waters Of The U.S. Rule

The EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced yesterday that they are nearing repeal of the Waters of the United States Rule, which was instituted by the Obama administration in 2015. The rule significantly increased federal jurisdiction over local waterways which were historically regulated by state governments. President Trump ordered the two Continue reading