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Should Marijuana Businesses Get Tax Deductions?

A bill has been introduced in the US Senate that would allow marijuana businesses, that are operating in states with legalized marijuana, to utilize common business tax deductions and credits. Senator Cory Gardner is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan bill called the Small Business Tax Equity Act.  If passed, the bill would allow marijuana Continue reading

BLM To Offer Oil and Gas Leases Near Dinosaur

As part of the Trump Administration’s goal to strengthen America’s energy independence, the Bureau of Land Management will offer 75 parcels, totaling approximately 94,000 acres in Duchesne, Uintah and Emery counties at its December oil and gas lease sale. Four of the Continue reading

Comment On Proposed OHV Trails

The Bureau of Land Management is looking for public input before they start an environmental analysis for a proposed 364-mile off-highway vehicle trail system in Rio Blanco County. The proposed Wagon Wheel West OHV Trail System Continue reading

Zinke Sage Grouse Plan Released

Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke unveiled his new plan to protect sage grouse this week, which will give Western states more flexibility for managing the birds habitat, and will help encourage economic growth. Zinke believes the federal government and the states can work together to protect sage grouse and its habitat while not affecting the economy and job creation. Zinke said he has received complaints from several Western governors that the Obama Continue reading

Coal Community Empowerment Act introduced

Legislation has been introduced in the United States Senate that would help spur investment, workforce training, economic growth and job creation in rural coal communities. The Coal Community Empowerment Act introduced last week by Continue reading

CO Senators Talk About Obamacare Replacement

Senator Cory Gardner says he’s currently reviewing the new GOP plan to replace Obama Care. Gardner was part of the group that put the replacement legislation together, but apparently, Thursday was the first time he’d seen the full bill. Gardner says the bill deserves Continue reading

Celebrate Colorado’s Public Lands

Tomorrow is Public Lands Day in Colorado and events are being held throughout Routt County to celebrate.  The Colorado State Legislature passed a bill declaring the third Saturday in May as Public Lands Day during last year’s legislative session. The day was established to recognize the importance Continue reading

Dinosaur Contributes Millions To Local Economies

Dinosaur National Monument contributed more than $20 million to local economies in 2016, that according to a new report from the National Parks Service.  More than 304,000 people visited the park in 2016, and they spent over $18 million in Continue reading

Mead Signs Bill To Promote Economic Diversity

To help promote economic diversification in Wyoming, Governor Matt Mead signed the ENDOW initiative bill last week. The ENDOW initiative establishes an executive council who will develop a comprehensive strategy focused on economic diversification. In statement, Mead said the Continue reading

Obama Opponent Tapped By Trump To Lead EPA

US-EPA-logoScott Pruitt, the Republican attorney general of Oklahoma, and a frequent legal opponent to the Obama administration, has been named President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt has served as Oklahoma’s Attorney General since 2011, before that he served eight years in the Oklahoma State Senate. If the nomination Continue reading

A “Better Way” To Improve The Economy

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Yesterday, in part one of our interview with Congressman Tipton, he gave Wild West Radio an overview of The Better Way Program, which is House Republicans response to policies enacted by the Obama administration. Today congressman Tipton focuses on how the plan is intended to improve the economy and create new jobs. That Continue reading

Republicans Respond To Obama With A “Better Way”

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300The Better Way Program has been created by U.S. House republicans in a response to policies enacted by the Obama administration. The plan looks to restore constitutional authority, foster new jobs and economic growth, ensure affordable and accessible health care, and protect Americans from threats both home and abroad. Colorado Congressman Continue reading