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Public Meeting Planned to Discuss ColoWyo EA

coloyowA public meeting will be held tomorrow night in Craig to discuss the newly released Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Coal Mine. The Office of Surface Mining was ordered to redo the assessment, by a federal judge in Continue reading

Court Rules Against Colorado Nuns

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300The federal health care law doesn’t burden faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans. That’s according to a decision issued yesterday by a federal appeals court in Denver. A group of Colorado nuns and four Christian colleges in Oklahoma sued over the federal health 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

Morgan Carroll to Challenge Mike Coffman for State House Seat

morgan carrollDemocratic state Senator Morgan Carroll will challenge Republican U.S. Representative Mike Coffman for Colorado’s 6th Congressional District. The Aurora Democrat announced her candidacy yesterday for a district both parties consider a toss-up because of its large bloc of unaffiliated voters. But Coffman has proven to be Continue reading

Rand Paul Courts Colorado Marijuana Industry

randRepublican presidential hopeful Rand Paul held a groundbreaking fundraiser in Denver Tuesday afternoon. The Kentucky senator held a fundraiser with the new marijuana industry, which is holding an industry convention this week. Paul becomes the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly court donations from the pot industry. Though legal weed businesses owners have been active political donors for years, presidential candidates Continue reading

Conservatives Wrap up Denver Summit

REPUBLICANAbout 4,000 conservative activists in Denver over the weekend wrapped up their meeting yesterday after hearing from six presidential hopefuls. The Western Conservative Summit drew a trio of governors on Saturday – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former Texas Continue reading

Republican Big Wigs Taking Part in Summit in Denver

REPUBLICANRepublican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum talked about the landmark gay marriage ruling as he tried to woo conservative voters in Denver. Santorum says the Supreme Court’s decision making same-sex marriage the law of the land is “based on a lie.” He says the lie is that opponents of gay marriage are bigots. Santorum is one of Continue reading

Dinosaur Crews Searching for Apparent Drowning Victim

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Search and Rescue staff from Dinosaur National Monument, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado Parks and Wildlife responded to an apparent drowning that occurred at Triplet Falls along the Green River at around 3 Saturday Continue reading

V-A Stripped of Ability to Manage Large Construction Projects

VETERANSThe U.S. Senate has tentatively approved legislation to strip the Veterans Affairs Department of the authority to manage large construction projects after massive cost overruns on a Denver-area hospital. The Senate voted Tuesday to amend a defense bill to give the Army Corps of Engineers management power over VA Continue reading

Hundreds Show up to ColoWyo Meeting in Craig

coloyowNearly 800 people showed up to last night’s public meeting to discuss the ColoWyo situation. Representatives of Tri-State and ColoWyo gave an update on the lawsuit, including detailing its history and the struggles they will face in the future. The theme of Continue reading

Coffman Won’t Run Against Bennet

mike coffman 200Republican Representative Mike Coffman is not going to challenge incumbent Senator Michael Bennet in next year’s election. Coffman said in a statement yesterday that he will instead run for re-election in his congressional seat in Denver’s southeastern suburbs. National Republicans had pressured Coffman to run, thinking he was Continue reading