Tag Archives: Denver

Group Challenges Pot Taxes

MARIJUANA-300A handful of marijuana activists in Denver are making a curious legal challenge. They believe that pot should be legal under federal law. But because it isn’t, they say the state of Colorado can’t collect taxes on the drug. The tax challenge is going before a Denver District Court judge Friday morning. Colorado pot Continue reading

Teen Anti-Pot Campaign to Start Today

MARIJUANA-300A campaign to discourage Colorado youth from using marijuana titled “Don’t Be a Lab Rat” will use human-sized rat cages and television and movie-theater ads.  The goal of the campaign is to tell teens about the uncertainty surrounding the effects of pot, instead of focusing on scaring them like Continue reading

Hickenlooper Makes Deal to Legislate Fracking

frackingGovernor John Hickenlooper says legislation should result next year from a commission he’s created to study hydraulic fracturing in Colorado.  The Continue reading

EPA Regional Administrator Sets Date for Craig Visit

EPA-300The Region 8 Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to travel to Moffat County for a Town Hall style listening session regarding new carbon emissions rules.  Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid invited Shaun McGrath to Craig while in Denver testifying against the new rules last week.  Kinkaid 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

Thousands Attend Rally Against EPA Rules in Denver

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency’s hearings on Proposed Carbon Emissions Rules continue today in Denver.  Yesterday, thousands showed up for a rally against the new rules at Lincoln Park, across from the capitol in Denver.  Speeches were made promoting the use of coal as a clean and cost effective way to produce electricity.  Some Continue reading

EPA Hearings Begin Today in Denver

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency begins their Denver hearings on new carbon emissions standards today.  The EPA was asked by numerous parties, including the mining associations of several states, Americans For Prosperity, state and federal lawmakers, local officials and others to hold their hearings in a part of the state where Continue reading

Gardner Calls on Udall to Change Stance on EPA Rules

mark-udall-300As the EPA hearings begin in Denver today on the agency’s new carbon emissions rules, Congressman Cory Gardner is calling on Senator Mark Udall to change his stance on the rules.  Senator Udall praised the new rules as “a good start,” indicating that he wants the federal government to go even further Continue reading

Ray Beck to Speak at Energy Press Conference

ceaCraig City Councilor and Club 20 member Ray Beck will speak at a press conference this morning at 9 in Denver.  Beck’s appearance is in relation to the EPA hearings going on in Denver Continue reading

Experts Say EPA Rules will Cripple Local Economy

EPA-300The Energy Information Administration says 19 states got more than half their electricity from coal-fired power plants in 2013. Colorado, which generated 64% of its electricity from coal, was one of them.  The industry also provides coal miners in the Centennial State with about 2,000 jobs.  That’s according to Continue reading

Public Comment Still Being Taken on EPA Emissions Rules

EPA-300Those that would still like to comment on the EPA’s new carbon emissions rules can do so through written response.  The EPA is holding hearings in Denver, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. next week, but all speaking slots have been filled at the Denver hearing.  Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid will be Continue reading

Mesa County Boy Contracts Hantavirus

hantavirus-300Health officials say a western Colorado boy is being treated after contracting hantavirus.  The Mesa County Health Department said yesterday the boy, whose name and age Continue reading