Tag Archives: federal government

Coffman Responds to Hickenlooper’s Complaint

COFFMANColorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is responding to Governor John Hickenlooper’s complaint to the state Supreme Court about lawsuits she filed against the federal government over his objections. Coffman filed a motion Continue reading

Governor Complains to Courts About Joining Clean Power Lawsuit

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper is asking the Colorado Supreme Court to rule that he, not the state’s attorney general, has the final say on whether to sue the federal government. Hickenlooper’s petition, which was filed yesterday, comes after he complained that he, not Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, should Continue reading

Group Seeks Funding for Sage Grouse Planning

sage_grouse-300A coalition of northwest Colorado counties is seeking funding for a project to map greater sage grouse in the region. The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado is asking the state Department of Local Affairs for a $380,000 grant for the project. The group hopes to receive money that has been made available through a new state law aimed at improving Continue reading

Coffman Blasts Hickenlooper Over Clean Power Opinion

COFFMANJOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and State Attorney General Cynthia Coffman are at odds over President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Hickenlooper is trying to stop Coffman from suing the federal Continue reading

Trapper Assessment Public Comment Period Begins Tomorrow

Trapper-Mine-300The Office of Surface Mining will hold an open-house public outreach meeting tomorrow that will include displays and handouts explaining the status of the Trapper Mine Project. A judge ruled that the Environmental Assessment for Trapper was insufficient and the mine has worked out a settlement with the federal government and environmental groups. That settlement is now up Continue reading

Lawmakers Want Conservation Fund Restored

lwcfColorado’s congressional delegation is divided about whether the Land and Water Conservation Fund should be permanently reauthorized. Many politicians are pushing for the reauthorization after the fund was allowed to expire at the end of September. It was created in 1964 to protect outdoor recreation lands and expand parks and Continue reading

Pro Pot Candidate Visits Colorado Marijuana Stores

MARIJUANA-300Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley is meeting with the marijuana industry in Colorado as he promotes his plan to see the federal government soften its prohibition on the drug. O’Malley scheduled a meeting with several people in the new pot industry, along with state regulators. The former Maryland governor has Continue reading

Coffman to Join Lawsuit over Federal Clean Power Act

COFFMANColorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman will join a multi-state legal challenge to the Clean Power Plan, also called the 111(d) rule, which was issued by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on August 3rd. Coffman says the Continue reading

Pot Growers Battle Bugs and Mold

MARIJUANA-300Microscopic bugs and mildew can destroy a marijuana operation faster than any police raid. And because the crop has been illegal for so long, neither growers nor scientists have any reliable research to help fight the infestations. When most marijuana was grown in basements and backwoods, mold and spider mites could ruin Continue reading

Government Offices and Banks Closed Today

4th-of-july-300Those trying to get to the bank or contact government offices today are finding that those entities are closed in observation of the Independence Day holiday. Today is considered the official observance of the day by the federal government. Many people are used to seeing those entities close on Mondays when a federal holiday falls on the weekend, however that’s not Continue reading

ColoWyo Situation Featured on Front Page of Denver Post

coloyowMoffat County’s issues with the federal government were highlighted in a front page article of yesterday’s Denver Post. The article focused on the economic make-up of Moffat County, and the hardships that would ensue if ColoWyo Mine were to shut Continue reading

Judge Stays Ruling on Fracking

frackingU.S. District Judge Skavdahl, of Wyoming, has granted a stay of the BLM’s Hydraulic Fracturing rule. The judge ruled that the states of Wyoming, North Dakota, Colorado, Utah and Independent Continue reading