Tag Archives: Federal

Gardner To Stop Blocking DOJ Nominations

Senator Cory Gardner says he will stop blocking nominees for some Justice Department jobs, which he was holding up due to recent changes in federal marijuana policies announced last month by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Gardner says he’s spoken with Deputy Attorney General Rod Continue reading

Accused Human Trafficker Faces Federal Charges

A Washington man, who was arrested in Sweetwater County last month for suspected Human Trafficking and Sexual Servitude of a Minor, now faces federal charges. The FBI took custody of 63-year-old David Vier this week. He is now being charged in the US District Court in Cheyenne with felony Transportation Continue reading

Federal Fugitive And White Supremacist Arrested

A federal fugitive was arrested Wednesday afternoon In Mesa County. 40-year-old Rodney Price was taken into custody after officers conducted a search at a home in DeBeque. Price was wanted for Federal firearms violations and also had warrants out of Mesa and Garfield County. The Continue reading

Free Tax Filing Assistance Available

Income tax filing assistance will be available next month in Craig for those who qualify. The Moffat County United Way will hold Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Thursday Febuary 8th and Friday Febuary 9th, in the Bell Tower building at CNCC. Trained volunteers will be available to provide free confidential assistance with Federal and Colorado Continue reading

Gardner Talks Pot Protection With Sessions

Following his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s decision to remove federal protections for states with legalized marijuana, Colorado Senator Cory Gardner met with the AG this week, to discuss the move. During Continue reading

UPDATE: Memo Repeals Federal Protection For Marijuana States

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo Thursday which ends an Obama-era policy protecting states with legalized recreational marijuana. The Obama administration instituted protections for states with legalized marijuana in 2013, protecting them from federal regulations, so long as state officials were able to keep marijuana Continue reading

Marijuana Use Among Colorado Students Declines

According to a new federal report from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, regular marijuana use among Colorado middle and high school students declined after marijuana was legalized in the state. Results show fewer than 10% of Colorado  kids aged 12 to 17 used marijuana in the month prior Continue reading

Federal Fugitive Arrested

A fugitive wanted by the US Marshals Service was arrested this week in Rock Springs. 30-year-old Darren Matthew Olson, of Rock Springs, was wanted by federal authorities after he allegedly went missing from a supervised-release. Olson was indicted by a federal grand jury for his role in conspiring to possess and to distribute Continue reading

Scam Victims May Be Able To Recover Money

Individuals in Northwest Colorado who have fallen victim to scammers may now have an opportunity to recover their stolen money. The Federal Trade Commission is letting the public know that anyone who lost money to scammers between 2004 and this year, Continue reading

New Railroad Line Coming To Craig?

The Moffat County Commissioners at their meeting yesterday agreed to look for funding to help pay for a study to assess the feasibility of building a railroad line between Craig and the Uintah Basin. Representatives from the 7 County Continue reading

Federal Fugitive Arrested In Wyoming

A federal fugitive, who was originally arrested for the distribution of methamphetamine, was arrested in Rock Springs earlier this week. 43-year-old Corby Albert was wanted by federal authorities for alleged parole violations.  Albert was sentenced to 262 months of incarceration after he was charged with Continue reading

BLM To Dump “Job Killing” Mineral Moratorium

The Bureau of Land Management announced recently that they plan to cancel a 20-year mineral moratorium on ten million acres of land.  The moratorium was instituted by the Obama administration, in an effort to protect Greater Sage Grouse habitat. Western Caucus Chairman Paul Continue reading