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Mack Man Sentenced for Poaching

POACHING1A western Colorado outfitter who captured and maimed mountain lions and bobcats to make hunting easier for clients has been sentenced to more than two years in prison. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced that 56-year-old Christopher Loncarich of Mack was sentenced to 27 months in prison and three years’ probation for illegally Continue reading

Hickenlooper Angers Hispanics

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado Hispanic activists are angry that the state’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, thinks it’s fruitless to pursue citizenship for immigrants who are in the country illegally. Hickenlooper on Wednesday told the Wall Street Journal that activists and Democrats should stop demanding a pathway to citizenship for those 11 Continue reading

Unemployment Rate Drops in Colorado

Unemployment2Colorado’s unemployment rate has dropped by 0.4 percentage point to 4.3 percent in October, the lowest level in more than 6½ years. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said Friday that private-sector jobs decreased by Continue reading

Two Craig Men Appointed to Northwest RAC

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management announced new appointments or reappointments of members to Colorado’s citizen-based Northwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC), which advises the Bureau of Land Management on public land issues. The RACs are composed of members with Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners Support State Fight Against Sage Grouse Listing

sage_grouse-300The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday indicated they were happy that the state is going to fight the Gunnison Sage Grouse decision in court. U.S. Fish and Wildlife recently made the decision to list the Gunnison Sage Grouse as a threatened species. A decision on the Greater Sage Grouse is expected next year. The Greater Continue reading

Colorado Airports Losing Funding

yampa-airport-signOfficials at Colorado’s 74 public-use airports, including Yampa Valley Regional Airport, are facing huge cuts in a funding source they depend on for fire protection and other programs. The cuts are being blamed on a drop in aviation fuel prices and fuel demand. More than $19 million was awarded this year through a state grant Continue reading

Permits for Christmas Tree Cutting Now Available

christmas treePermits to cut Christmas trees on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are now available at multiple locations in Colorado and Wyoming. Each permit costs $10 and allows for the cutting of one tree. There is a limit of five permits per household. Trees must be for personal use, not for resale. The permit must be clearly displayed Continue reading

Edibles Focus of Marijuana Regulators

MARIJUANA-300Health authorities in Colorado say the government should decide which marijuana foods look too much like regular candy and snacks. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment plans to recommend that the state set up a commission to “grant pre-market approval” before edible forms of pot can be sold. Continue reading

Illegals Won’t be Deported when Reporting Crimes

SUTHERSState and federal officials signed an agreement with the Mexican consulate in Colorado aimed at encouraging immigrants to report crimes regardless of whether they’re in the country legally. The memorandum of understanding signed yesterday by state Attorney Continue reading

3 Dead Elk Found Abandoned Near Dinosaur

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife investigators are asking the public for help in finding the person or persons responsible for killing and abandoning three mature, high-quality bull elk near the town of Dinosaur this past week.  According to CPW investigators, the intact carcasses of two elk were discovered the morning of Nov. 6 Continue reading

Gunnison Sage Grouse Listed as Threatened

sage_grouse-300The Federal Government is going against the will of individual states, when it comes to listing sage grouse as threatened. That’s according to Governor Hickenlooper’s point man on sage grouse, John Swartout. Swartout says yesterday’s decision to list the Gunnison Sage Grouse as threatened means that control of the species goes Continue reading

Hickenlooper Discusses State Budget

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper says Colorado voters would be resistant to let government keep money above the limit set by the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, even though areas of the budget can use the funding. The Democratic governor made the comments yesterday while presenting lawmakers with his proposed state budget for next year. Hickenlooper said during his re-election Continue reading