Tag Archives: D.C.

Club 20 Visits D.C. To Talk NW Colorado Issues

Moffat County Commissioner Ray Beck and 33 other members of the group Club 20, are traveling to Washington DC this week to meet with members of the Trump administration. CLUB 20 is an organization of counties, communities, businesses, individuals and Continue reading

States Sue EPA Over Clean Power Plan

clean-power-planOral arguments begin Tuesday in the law suit against the Environmental Protection Agency over the Obama administrations Clean Power Plan. West Virginia is leading a coalition of 27 states, including Colorado, in an effort to challenge the regulations in a United States Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. The United States Supreme Court recently issued a stay against the Clean Power Plan in February. The Clean Power Plan was enacted by the Obama administration in an Continue reading

Upcoming Town Meeting will Discuss EPA Regulations

EPA-300Four town meetings are being held across the state to talk about the overreach of the Environmental Protection Agency. The closest stop will be in Grand Junction. The meeting tour, titled “Defending Colorado Jobs and Economy against EPA Overreach”, will focus on protecting the state from the EPA and its strangling Continue reading

Group Sues to Stop Wild Horse Roundups

wild horsesAn animal-advocacy organization is suing to halt any future gathers of wild horses in northwest Colorado. Friends of Animals, a Connecticut-based international advocacy organization, sued in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., saying horse roundups threaten the well-being of horses that are driven Continue reading

Jewell Visiting Aspen, No Plans to Visit Craig

JEWELLInterior Secretary Sally Jewell will be in Aspen this weekend, but there are no apparent plans to visit Moffat County. The Interior Department’s Office of Surface Mining is in the midst of redoing an environmental assessment of the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Coal Mine. A federal judge in Denver ruled the original assessment didn’t do enough to consider the effects of burning coal on 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

Colorado Uses Government Money for Marijuana Study

MARIJUANA-300Colorado is awarding more than $8 million for medical marijuana research. Researchers say it the first time government money will be used to explore marijuana’s medical potential. The grants awarded by the state Board of Health yesterday will go to studies on whether marijuana helps treat epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease Continue reading

Colorado in Bottom Half of Study Showing How States Treat Drivers

TEEN DRIVERThe National Motorists Association (NMA) has released an analysis that ranks the states and Washington, D.C. from worst to best based on their treatment of drivers. The motorists’ rights organization used 24 metrics that spanned the categories of legal protections, regulations, enforcement tactics, Continue reading

State BLM Office Gets New Director

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management’s acting state director for Colorado is being hired as the new permanent director.  Ruth Welch’s appointment was announced yesterday by BLM director Neil Kornze. He said Welch has broad experience in Continue reading