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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

Udall Proposes Expansion of Federal Land in Summit County

forest-service-signSenator Mark Udall, chairman of the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee, has asked the public to weigh in on his proposal to grab more land for the federal government.  Udall’s proposal would extend the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest by 90 acres in Grand County. Udall says his proposal would Continue reading

Gardner Bill Would Improve EITC Program

gardnerYesterday Congressman Cory Gardner (CO-04) introduced legislation to make reforms and improvements to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program.  The title of the legislation is the Earnings Advancement and Recovery Now Act, or the EARN Act. By its own estimate, the federal government made $14.5 billion in improper Continue reading

Western Governors Push Measure to Hold Off Sage Grouse Listing for Ten Years

sage_grouse-300The Western Governor’s Association has passed a resolution that, if accepted by the Federal Government, would allow states 10 years to prove local conservation efforts are enough to ensure the survival of the Sage Grouse.  The move has been applauded by the Western Grouse Coalition.  The Coalition’s President, Continue reading

Governor to Sign Medical Marijuana Health Study Bill

MARIJUANA-300Today, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will sign into law SB-155, the “Medical Marijuana Health Effects Grant Program.” The bill will fund $10 million of research into the medical efficacy of marijuana.  The Medical Marijuana Industry Group points out recent media coverage of many Continue reading

Beauprez Gets Endorsement From Texas Governor Rick Perry

BEAUPREZTexas Governor Rick Perry has endorsed Bob Beauprez for Colorado governor, calling him the right leader to repair the damage done by Hickenlooper-Obama policies.  In a statement, Perry said Continue reading

Tipton Drops in to Talk About Water

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton stopped by the Wild West Radio studios yesterday to talk about his visit to Northwest Colorado.  Tipton has been busy with legislation to improve the state’s wildfire fighting fleet, investigations into the Benghazi incident, and fighting against federal water grabs, the latest of which was recently introduced by the U.S. Forest Service.  This is the third Continue reading