Tag Archives: executive order

Meeting to Discuss Sage Grouse Plans Scheduled for Craig

sage_grouse-300Moffat County land owners are encouraged to attend a meeting to discuss recently released federal land management plans. The BLM and U.S. Forest Service have introduced their federal land use plans that they hope will keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. The plans have been met with scorn Continue reading

Hickenlooper Signs Order to Create Habitat Exchange Program

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor Hickenlooper has signed an executive order, creating a voluntary, market-based habitat exchange program that is expected to help keep the Greater Sage Grouse from being placed on the Endangered Species List. The order is being praised by conservationists, energy representatives and government agencies. The Continue reading

Craig Satellite Clinic to be Closed the Day after Christmas

telehealth-300The Grand Junction V-A Medical Center and its satellite clinics, including the one in Craig, will be closed December 26th. The Medical Center’s emergency room and inpatient wards will remain open. All appointments formally scheduled on December 26th will be rescheduled. The closure is in compliance with the executive order to close Continue reading

Oil and Gas Task Force to Have First Meeting Tomorrow

oil-and-gas-industry-300The 21-member Oil and Gas Task Force established by Governor John Hickenlooper’s executive order earlier this month will convene for its initial meeting tomorrow. The task force was forced by Congressman Jared Polis, who had threatened to pepper local ballots with anti-fracking questions that experts say would Continue reading

Bennet Praises Executive Order

MICHAEL-BENNETColorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet yesterday welcomed the White House’s announcement that President Obama will sign yet another executive order.  This one would prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers. Bennet is a cosponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which Continue reading

Cap and Trade Expected to be Big Part of New EPA Rules

EPA-300Experts believe Cap and Trade will be a big part of the EPA’s new emissions rules when they are revealed next month.  Administration insiders say President Obama plans to force cap and trade, something Americans rejected just a few years ago, through EPA rules and regulations.  The Wall Street Journal says Continue reading