Tag Archives: colorado

Western Slope Could See More Environmental Protection Money

EPA-300Moffat County may be just one county on the Western Slope that could benefit from a decision by the EPA’s Supplemental Environment Project Selection Committee in Colorado. The committee has decided to spend more of its money in grants for the Western Slope. A supplemental environmental project is typically part of a Continue reading

Hunters Reminded to be Sure of GMU

colorado parksWldlife Officers are reminding hunters to make sure they are in the right Game Management Unit when on their hunting trip this year. Officers say hunting in the wrong Unit is actually a common mistake, but one that can be costly. For example, an Oklahoma couple was recently hunting in Southwest Colorado, when an officer explained to Continue reading

State Prepared for New Air Quality Rule

EPA-300Colorado officials say they’re ready for an expected EPA rule by next month that would require a 30 percent reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions nationwide by 2030. Colorado Air Pollution Control Division director Will Allison says a number of options are being considered. They include improving insulation at existing Continue reading

Parks Officers Declare Success with Operation Dry Water

boatingMarine Law Enforcement in Colorado scored another success with Operation Dry Water, the nationwide crackdown on people Boating Under the Influence (BUI) with use of alcohol or drugs. The enforcement period took place from June 26th to the 28th. Officers contacted 1,013 vessels, 2,572 boaters, issued 42 citations, 336 Continue reading

WildEarth Guardians Urge Interior Secretary To Tell MoCo Commissioners to “Keep Coal In The Ground”

wildearthThe WildEarth Guardians have issued a response to the Moffat County Commissioners meeting scheduled for tomorrow with Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewel.  Jeremy Nichols, WildEarth Guardians’ Climate and Energy Program Director. Stressed in a release that he wants Jewel to tell the Commissioners that “it’s time to move toward keeping coal in the ground.”  The entire text of the WildEarth Guardians response is below: Continue reading

Marijuana Tax for Schools Hits Record High

MARIJUANA-300A marijuana tax for schools in Colorado raised more in the first five months in 2015 than it did for all of 2014. May excise tax collections reported this week showed the recreational pot tax for school construction raised $3.5 million, bringing the 2015 total to $13.7 million. The tax brought in just $13.3 million in all of 2014. The Continue reading

State Panel Looking at Teen Depression

CDPHEA Colorado panel looking at how to prevent school violence started work by hearing alarming data about rates of depression among teenage students. Data presented to the panel yesterday showed about 25 percent of middle and high school students reported being depressed for at least two weeks in 2013. That’s Continue reading

Steamboat Spraying for Noxious Weeds on Emerald Mountain

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat has been awarded a grant from the state of Colorado for the treatment and removal of noxious weeds on Emerald Mountain and Spring Continue reading

Marijuana Opponents Using Racketeering Laws

MARIJUANA-300A federal law crafted to fight the mob is giving marijuana opponents a new strategy to stop the expanding industry. Racketeering lawsuits in Colorado are giving pot opponents a way to shut down marijuana businesses without even going to court. One Colorado marijuana shop closed last spring after a group opposed to legal marijuana Continue reading

Effort to Allow Pot Users to Carry Guns Falls Short

GUNOrganizers of a push to ask Colorado voters to let marijuana users carry a concealed firearm say they didn’t collect enough signatures for their effort this year. But they say the goal remains to put the question on the November 2016 ballot and they’ll relaunch a signature-gathering campaign next year. The deadline to collect Continue reading

Interior Department Sets Meetings to Discuss Coal

coalU.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced yesterday that the BLM will host a series of listening sessions on the federal coal program. The discussions will seek information from the public about how the BLM can best Continue reading

Poll Shows Westerners Want Balance of Environmental and Energy Values

wvpAccording to a public opinion poll released yesterday by Western Values Project and conducted by Public Policy Polling, one of the most accurate polling companies in America, the majority of western voters Continue reading