Tag Archives: education

Hickenlooper Trying to Balance State Budget

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is proposing reducing funding to public colleges and dipping into the state’s savings account for education to close a $373 million shortfall in next year’s $27 billion budget. The plan outlined yesterday serves as a blueprint for lawmakers as they craft a budget next spring. The state has a Continue reading

School Board Candidates Forum Takes Place Tonight

Moffat-County-School-DistriThe Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots are holding a candidates forum tonight for the Moffat County School Board. There are four seats up for election this year, two of which have multiple candidates. The forum will offer the public an opportunity to ask questions of the candidates, and hear their views on education in the county. Continue reading

State Senator to Challenge Michael Bennet

nevilleRepublican Colorado state Senator Tim Neville is running for U.S. Senate, hoping to challenge Democratic Senator Michael Bennet. Neville says he’s running on a platform of opposing federal mandates on health care and education, among other issues. The 59-year-old state senator from Littleton is serving his second term in the state Continue reading

Club 20 to Hold Summer Policy Committee Meetings

club 20-229Club 20 will hold their Summer Policy Committee Meetings this month. The meetings will be held in two different parts of the state to give citizens a chance to participate. The first will take place in Rifle and Continue reading

Trail Projects to Receive Grants

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife will provide grants of $6.18 million in 2015 and 2016 for trails projects. The grants go to a variety of projects in all areas of the state, including new construction, trail maintenance, signage, education, law enforcement and equipment purchases. Around the state, grants for 2015 and 2016 for multi- Continue reading

Med Students Visiting Craig this Week

tmh-150Craig is playing host this week to a number of medical students from the University of Colorado Denver. The students are involved in “Rural Immersion Week”, which highlights the benefits Continue reading

Med Students to Visit Craig

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Health profession students with the University of Colorado Denver who have expressed an interest in future rural practice will be spending a week in Craig learning about and investigating all aspects of small town personal, professional and community life. Students from professional programs in medicine, physician assistant, Continue reading

CLUB 20 Looking for new Memebers

club 20-229CLUB 20 is looking for community leaders and stakeholders who have an interest in protecting Western Colorado and want to help shape the way people work and live on the Western Slope. CLUB 20 is a Continue reading

Governor Signs Budget

Co-State-Capital-300Colorado’s $25 billion budget for next year, which includes money for taxpayer refunds and more funding for education, has become official. Governor John Hickenlooper signed the budget Friday afternoon. The refunds are required by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights when the state’s revenue exceeds the rate of population growth Continue reading

Tipton Pushes for Full PILT Payments

piltCongressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) joined with a bipartisan group of his House colleagues to urge House leadership to prioritize funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, and to work toward a long-term, sustainable solution for the program on which rural counties rely to provide essential Continue reading

Club 20 to Hold Winter Committee Meetings

club 20-229Club 20 will hold their Winter Committee Meetings over the next couple of weeks in Grand Junction. Those that would like to show up are asked to register online or by phone by calling 970-242-3264. The first Continue reading

House Passes Spending Bill

REPUBLICANYesterday, the House passed legislation to fund the federal government through September 30th, while still allowing Congress to take action on the President’s executive orders on immigration by funding the Department of Homeland Security through a continuing resolution that expires February 27th. The measure cuts funding to the Continue reading