Tag Archives: Administration

Don’t Leave Kids In Hot Cars

With the increasing summer temperatures, it’s important to remember that children left in hot cars are at great risk of injury or death. According to numbers from the National Highway Traffic Administration, heat stroke is the leading cause of non crash vehicle deaths for children under the age Continue reading

MOCO Supports Amending Sage Grouse Plan

The changes Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is considering making to the Sage Grouse Management in the U.S. will most likely be less severe than previously thought. Reports are now that Zinke is looking to modify the existing plan as opposed to scrapping the whole plan and starting over. He is said to be considering modifications to incorporate Continue reading

Demand For Coal Fired Electricity Hits 32 Year Low

New data from The Energy Information Administration shows that coal fired electricity consumption reached a 32 year low in 2016. The administration found the electricity sector used 35% less coal last year than it did when coal Continue reading

Public Land Grazing Seminars Next Week

The Delta County Livestock Association and Mesa County Cattlemen’s Association are hosting Federal Lands Seminars next week.  The seminars will allow federal land permit holders and potential permit holders to better understand their rights, as federal grazing regulations are some of the more complicated Continue reading

CO Receives Funds To Repair Rock Slide Damage

Colorado has been granted over $7 million from the Federal Highway Administration, to help pay for damage from the rock-slide which closed down I-70 through Glenwood Canyon, in early 2016. These funds will be critical in addressing the issues caused by the slide, and will help support the State’s Emergency Relief account, which was facing significant shortfalls. According to Continue reading

House Looks To Void Stream Protection Rule

The United States House of Representatives passed a resolution that would repeal the “Stream Protection Rule,” a rule issued by Barack Obama In one of his last acts as president.  The rule was intended to protect steams and waterway from the impact of surface coal mining Continue reading

Colorado Officials Respond To Travel Ban

While people from around the country and parts of the world continue to react to President Trump’s executive order, banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries for a period of time, elected officials around Colorado are also responding. US Representatives Ken Buck and Doug Lamborn have both come out in support of the travel ban, with Lamborn calling the executive order “prudent”. Congressman Scott Continue reading

Deadline To Sign Up For Obamacare Is Tuesday

Tuesday is the deadline to sign up for coverage through Obamacare for 2017. While the Healthcare system is expected to look dramatically different under President Trump’s Administration those who sign up for insurance through Obamacare will be guaranteed coverage through the end of the year. Those interested can sign up for the program online Continue reading

Trump Puts Freeze On EPA

The Trump administration has imposed a freeze on grants and contracts administered by the Environmental Protection Agency. It is unclear at this time whether the freeze concerns only new grants and contracts, or also includes the nearly $6.4 billion of federal contracts that the EPA currently has in place.  Myron Ebell, who ran the EPA Continue reading

Colorado Joins Petition Against Coal Regulations

Colorado has joined 12 other states including Utah and Wyoming, in a petition, asking a federal court to block the “Stream Protection Rule”, recently instituted by the Obama Administration. According to the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation, the Stream Protection Rule looks to better protect Continue reading

Hickenlooper Drops Carbon Reduction Plan

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has announced that he will not be issuing an executive order aimed at cutting Colorado greenhouse gas emissions from the states power plants by one third by the year 2030. Hickenlooper said the decision to not institute the executive order was based on extreme push back from republicans in the state Continue reading

Colorado Coal Production Hits 40 Year Low

Numbers show Colorado coal production hit a 40 year low in 2016, falling by nearly 40 percent from 2015. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, nationwide production fell by almost 18 percent.  Colorado Continue reading