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BLM Faces Lawsuit Over Shady Land Protection

bladderpodThe federal government is using questionable practices to lock up land in Northwest Colorado. That’s according to several local governments and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado Continue reading

Commissioners Fight Rumors About Shadow Mountain Project

shadow mountain village meeting-150 editThe Moffat County Commissioners reiterated yesterday that Shadow Mountain residents will NOT have to pay off the entirety of the water and sewer line improvements by the end of the year. According to Commissioner Chuck Grobe, a rumor keeps resurfacing on Facebook that claims Continue reading

Western Governors Release Sage Grouse Report

sage_grouse-300The Western Governors’ Association has released a report showing the federal government that all measures are being taken, in all 11 affected states, to ensure the survival of the Greater Sage Grouse. The report details the voluntary conservation measures and other efforts being made to appease the U.S. Fish and Widlife Service. Fish Continue reading

Conservation Amendment Fails in Senate by One Vote

MICHAEL-BENNETgardnerYesterday, an amendment received 59 votes in the United States Senate, sending a clear signal that the Senate supports a permanent re-authorization of the Continue reading

Hickenlooper Attempts to Connect Employers with Prospective Employees

Unemployment2Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s administration wants to help people who have been unemployed at least 26 weeks find jobs with a $3 million initiative aimed at connecting them with interested employers. Hickenlooper Continue reading

Ski Resorts Break Record in Fees Paid

SKI JUMPThe 11 ski areas that operate in the White River National Forest broke the record for fees they paid to use public lands during the past fiscal year. The U.S. Forest Service says the ski areas that include some of the state’s top resorts paid a combined $16 million during the Forest Service’s 2014 fiscal year. That’s up more than Continue reading

State Officials Preparing for Lawsuit Over Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300Colorado officials are preparing a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s decision to protect the Gunnison sage grouse. The Attorney General’s Office notified the Interior Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday that the state planned to sue. The state says that in listing the bird as threatened, the Fish and Continue reading

Energy Exploration Prohibited in White River National Forest

oil-and-gas-drilling-300The federal government is prohibiting energy exploration in most of the White River National Forest. A new document from the Forest Service limits exploration to less than one-tenth of the 2.2 million acre forest. The government says Continue reading

Gunnison Sage Grouse Listed as Threatened

sage_grouse-300The Federal Government is going against the will of individual states, when it comes to listing sage grouse as threatened. That’s according to Governor Hickenlooper’s point man on sage grouse, John Swartout. Swartout says yesterday’s decision to list the Gunnison Sage Grouse as threatened means that control of the species goes Continue reading

Gardner Speaks on Northwest Colorado Issues

gardnerU.S. Congressman and Senate candidate Cory Gardner spoke with Wild West Radio about northwest Colorado issues yesterday. The congressman touched on issues such as energy, health care, and sage grouse. During the discussion, Gardner spoke against the federal government’s recent habits of trying to control water, land and energy development in the west. Gardner says Continue reading

Tipton Votes for Transparency in Endangered Species Act

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, the House passed legislation co-sponsored by Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) to increase transparency under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by providing updates to ensure that the best publicly available scientific data is being utilized by the federal government when making listing decisions.  Under the 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