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Republicans to Introduce Energy Bills

REPUBLICANSeveral energy bills will be introduced in the House today that are geared more toward voters than Congress. Republicans have put together a package of energy bills that contradict the Obama administration’s energy and climate policies. While the lawmakers know the package will be among the hundreds of bills they have already Continue reading

Gubernatorial Candidates Release Tax Returns

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300BEAUPREZColorado’s governor and his challenger have released years of personal tax returns. The records given to the media yesterday showed Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper made about $467,000 in 2012. Continue reading

Tri-State Releases Statement on EPA Rules

tri-state-g-tTri-State Generation and Transmission Association has released a statement concerning the EPA’s carbon emissions hearings.  The release says Continue reading

Tipton Bill Would Prohibit Federal Funds to be Used in Listing Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee included Congressman Scott Tipton’s (R-CO) language to prohibit the use of any funds under the Fiscal Year 2015 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act to be used to list the Gunnison or Greater Sage Grouse as threatened or endangered species. The bill Continue reading

Obama Urges Governors to Support Wildfire Fighting Budget Plan

WILDFIREPresident Barack Obama is encouraging western governors to support a plan to budget for fighting wildfires, instead of raiding funding for Continue reading

Investigation Into Obama’s Prisoner Exchange Begins Wednesday

obamaThe first major action on the investigation into President Obama’s prisoner exchange will occur Wednesday, when Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is set to appear before the House Committee on Armed Services to answer questions about why the White House failed to notify Congress 30 days prior to the President Continue reading

Colorado Lawmakers React to New EPA Rule

EPA-300Colorado lawmakers are split, mostly along party lines, when it comes to reactions to the EPA’s rollout of new carbon emission control measures yesterday.  Both Senators, Michael Bennet and Mark Udall praised the new rules as a victory in the fight against climate change.  The rules are expected to cost Americans Continue reading

Kinkaid to Talk Cap and Trade on Amy Oliver Show

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid will be a guest on the Amy Oliver Show tomorrow morning.  The show is a conservative radio talk program in Greeley, and Oliver has been a featured guest speaker in Northwest Colorado.  Kinkaid says they will be discussing President Obama’s upcoming cap and trade system he plans to force on power plants in the U.S.  The president Continue reading

Forest Service Adds Four Aircraft to State’s Firefighting Fleet

FIRE DROPThe U.S. Forest Service says it is adding four aircraft to its firefighting fleet as California recovers from a spate of blazes and other fire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer.  In a statement, the service said it will have a second Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Reviewing Wildlife Action Plan

PARKS AND WILDLIFEColorado Parks and Wildlife has begun a comprehensive review of the State Wildlife Action Plan, or SWAP. As updates to the current vision for managing Colorado’s fish, wildlife and natural habitats go forward, agency officials say input from the public and a variety of partner agencies will be critical for the development of Continue reading

Tipton Votes In Favor of Benghazi Investigation

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) voted to form a Select Committee to investigate the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans. The Committee will be comprised of 12 members appointed by the Speaker, and is tasked with conducting a full investigation into the events surrounding the attack in Benghazi and issue a final report to Congress.  Tipton Continue reading