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Millions Coming Back To NW Colorado Counties

Almost $18 million will be returned to Northwest Colorado from oil and gas lease revenue collected through 2008, to clean up the Anvil Points federal oil shale research site. Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, along with Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton, announced earlier this week that the Department of Interior would distribute the excess Continue reading

Tipton Urges Fix To “Threatening” Water Rule

Following a 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that lifted the nationwide stay on the Waters of the United States Rule, or WOTUS, Members of the Congressional Western Caucus are calling on Congress to pass legislation to address the regulation. Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton says it is unacceptable that Continue reading

Commissioners Want BLM Headquartered In Grand Junction

The Moffat County Commissioners passed a resolution at their meeting Tuesday, supporting moving the BLM headquarters from Washington DC, to Grand Junction.   The resolution says that it is in the best interest of Western States, to have the Continue reading

Tipton Talks Trump, Sage Grouse and Congress

In the final segment of our conversation with Congressman Scott Tipton he discussed the Trump administrations first year in office  and changes being made to Sage Grouse Conservation plans and how those changes could benefit our area. When asked to evaluate Congress’s performance in passing Continue reading

Tipton’s Take On Obama Care Repeal And CHIP Funding

In the second part of our conversation Congressman Scott Tipton we discussed funding for programs that benefit rural Colorado like the Secure Rural Schools and Child Health Insurance Program, also known at CHIP.  We also discussed the Obama Care Repeal process and whether another repeal attempt is expected in 2018. When asked Continue reading

Tax Reform Talk With Congressman Tipton

Congressman Scott Tipton Joined Wild West Radio recently to discuss a variety of issues, including tax reform, Child Health Insurance Program or CHIP funding, Sage Grouse Conservation, the Obamacare repeal process, and we also got the Congressman’s Continue reading

Tipton’s Staff In Meeker This Week

A member of Congressman Scott Tipton’s staff will hold office hours in Rio Blanco County this week. Tipton’s staff member will be in the area to assist constituents with issues regarding Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Continue reading

Bill To Facilitate “All-Of-The-Above” Energy Policy Advances

A bill that would set the United States on a path towards developing a responsible, all-of-the-above energy strategy was passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee earlier this week. The bill, which was sponsored by Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton, would require the Energy Information Administration to project U.S. energy needs over the Continue reading

Tipton Advocates For Local Sage Grouse Control

Congressman Scott Tipton advocated for local sage grouse management control during a Natural Resources Committee hearing this week. During the meeting, Tipton questioned three expert witnesses about the success of Western sage grouse management plans.  He emphasized the need for continued coordination between federal, state and local partners. The Obama Administration issued Resource Plan Continue reading

Tipton’s Staff To Host Office Hours In NW Colorado

A member of Congressman Scott Tipton’s staff will hold office hours in Moffat, Routt, and Jackson  Counties next week. These mobile office hours will allow Tipton’s staff to assist constituents with issues regarding Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Citizenship, Immigration Services, and the Internal Continue reading

BLM To Dump “Job Killing” Mineral Moratorium

The Bureau of Land Management announced recently that they plan to cancel a 20-year mineral moratorium on ten million acres of land.  The moratorium was instituted by the Obama administration, in an effort to protect Greater Sage Grouse habitat. Western Caucus Chairman Paul Continue reading

Republicans Release Plan To “Fix” Tax Code

House and Senate republicans released the outline of their tax overhaul plan yesterday. The plan,  called “United Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code” calls for the consolidation of the seven tax brackets under the current system to three.  The brackets will be 12 Continue reading