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Wildlife Officials Still Oppose Wolf Reintroduction

PARKS AND WILDLIFEColorado wildlife officials are considering reaffirming their opposition to reintroducing wolves to the state. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission on Friday considered a draft resolution that would reaffirm the commission’s 1980s positions against reintroduction. It argues that reintroduction could have a harmful impact Continue reading

Judge Blocks Waters of U.S. Rule

EPA-300A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked a new rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over most state waters. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction Thursday against the Obama administration rule. The rule gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Continue reading

Smoke And Haze Blanket The Area

smoke 310The smoke and haze hanging over our area is not due to local fires. A haze is being caused the number of large fires across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies. The U.S. Forest Service has identified over 80 large fires across the lower 48 states, mostly in Continue reading

States Start Water Conservation Program

WATER CONSERVATIONThe states of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico have begun a test program to shore up declining reservoir levels if the 15-year drought that has plagued the Colorado River continues into the future. On July 1st, the four states approved 10 projects that allow farmers, municipalities and other water users to Continue reading

Supreme Court Looking at Colorado TABOR Laws

US SUPREME COURTThe U.S. Supreme Court is ordering a lower court to take another look at a Colorado challenge to the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights. Some state lawmakers are challenging TABOR, saying it violates the division of powers. The plaintiffs say that the job of levying taxes is up to the legislative branch, and that requiring a public vote prevents Continue reading

State puts Limits on Proxy Marriages

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper has signed legislation to limit Colorado’s unique rules for proxy marriages in which couples are wed with only one of the people present. The new law will limit such marriages to military couples and government contractors. The few other states that allow proxy marriages already have such a rule. Hickenlooper signed the legislation Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider Allowing Medical Use of Pot While on Probation

MARIJUANA-300Colorado has allowed medical marijuana use for 15 years – but not for people on probation or parole. A bill in the state House would change that policy. It would say that pot use doesn’t amount to a probation violation for people with medical clearance to use the drug. The hearing comes two days after Arizona’s highest court Continue reading

Police Chiefs Wrap up Marijuana Training Conference

MARIJUANA-300The final day of of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police training conference on marijuana concluded last week with discussions of the Colorado marijuana industry perspective, the challenges of good data collection, and the importance of cross-collaboration with other public agencies. Discussions at the CACP’s Continue reading

Denver Court to Rule on Voter Citizenship Rules

Ballot-300A federal appeals court in Denver is considering whether Kansas and Arizona can force federal elections officials to help them impose their proof-of-citizenship requirements on voter registration forms. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Continue reading

Colorado joins Lawsuit Against Obamacare

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Colorado has joined 19 other states in a lawsuit seeking to overturn Obamacare, also knows as the Affordable Care Act.  The lawsuit contends that the Act violates the Origination Clause, due to the fact the legislation began in the Senate rather than the House.  Colorado Attorney General John Suthers filed the brief last Continue reading

Wyoming Fugitive Apprehended in Arizona

sweetwater-county-sheriff-342-year old Jared Ramon, wanted by the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, was tracked to Mesa, Arizona recently, where he was taken into custody by officers of the Mesa Police Department.  Ramon was wanted for Continue reading

Colorado to Become First “Right To Try” State

co-state-capitol-300Colorado is poised to become the first state in the nation to allow terminally ill patients to access safe experimental medications that could save their lives, even when those medicines are years away from Continue reading