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Trump Sounds Off On Clinton And Media In Grand Junction

trumpRepublican Presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of thousands yesterday at the Grand Junction Regional Airport. Trump covered a range of topics from energy development, trade and the economy to, immigration, healthcare and the military. Trump also focused attacks on his Continue reading

CO Smokers Might Pay More For Cigarettes

cigarettetaxColorado has the 12th-lowest cigarette tax in the nation, but that could change come November. If Amendment 72 passes, smokers will pay a tax of $2.59 per pack, instead of the 84 cents per pack currently charged. Supporters say it’ll raise $315.7 million a year for the state, with about $54 million allocated to Continue reading

Hayden To Talk Taxes On Marijuana Cultivation

HAYDEN-300The Hayden Town Council will be discussing implementing a marijuana cultivation excise tax at their meeting tomorrow. They will also discuss the upcoming election including a ballot question concerning bond issues. The Continue reading

Vote To Change Colorado Primary

Vote_Checkmark-300x300Two separate ballot initiatives focused on changing the Colorado Primary Election system have received enough signatures to reach the November ballot. Initiative 98 would allow unaffiliated voters to participate in the primary election without having to declare as either a Continue reading

Voter Turnout Down In Wyoming

wyoming-flag-graphicVoter turnout for this year’s primary election was down in Wyoming when compared to the 2014 election. Statewide, just over 116,000 votes were cast compared to over 120,000 in 2014. However, this was the best turnout for a primary in a Continue reading

Colorado To Vote On Assisted Suicide

Assisted SuicideThe measure that would allow terminally ill patients in Colorado, to acquire medication to assist with their death, has received the required amount of signatures to reach the November ballot. The “aid in dying” measure would change state law to Continue reading

Wyoming Primary Election Today

Vote_CheckmarkThe Wyoming primary elections are Tuesday. Polls will stay open through 7 Tuesday night, and any person in line by 7 will be given the chance to vote. Those who haven’t registered to vote before today may do so at the polls. By state law, employees who do not have three or more consecutive non-working hours during the times polls are open must be given Continue reading

Wyoming Primary Tuesday

wyoming-flag-graphicDixon and Savery Wyoming voters need to be aware that their polling place for the 2016 Wyoming primaries has been moved to the Valley Community Center in Baggs. The primary election will take place Tuesday August 16th, and the polls will be open from 7 to 7. Anyone interested in voting by Continue reading

Yampa Valley Young Pro’s Meet With Congressman Tipton

YVYP TiptonA group from the Yampa Valley Young Professionals sat down  with US Colorado congressman Scott Tipton Wednesday night to discuss opioid abuse, the upcoming election, and challenges facing Northwest Colorado. Tipton provided insight into the steps that he and his colleagues have taken to battle opiod abuse, highlighting legislation that he sponsored aimed at curbing the issue. The group also discussed governmental Continue reading

Measure Introduced To Give Local Governments Power Over Environmental Issues

colorado-state-seal-300A measure that would provide local governments with more authority to decide how they would like to handle environmental issues like oil and gas production has gone through the necessary steps to get on the 2016 general election ballot.  The measure says that there are inherent rights for local governments to enact laws that establish, protect, and secure the Continue reading

Former State Senator White To Run Again As An Independent


Former Republican State Senator Al White announced his intention to again represent Northwest Colorado in Senate District 8.  This time as an Independent. White served Northwest Colorado in the House from 2001 to 2008 and in the State Senate from 2008 to 2011, he vacated his State Senate seat in favor of being appointed as the Director of the Colorado Tourism office.  Upon his departure, White’s Senate seat was filled by his wife Jean, who was appointed to the position.  She held that office for only a short time, failing in a primary bid to retain her seat.  Jean White was defeated by Continue reading

School Board Candidates to Participate in Forum

Moffat-County-School-DistriThere are four seats up for election this year on the Moffat County School Board. Two of the districts feature unopposed candidates; JoAnn Baxter in District #5, and Charity Neal in District #7. However, there will be a race in the other two districts. In district #3 Travis Linsacum and JoBeth Tupa will will run against each other. Continue reading