Tag Archives: Front Range

Shooting Range Re-Opening this Week

rangeColorado Parks and Wildlife will reopen the Byers Canyon Shooting Range in Hot Sulphur Springs Wednesday. The popular range, about two miles west of Hot Sulphur Springs, closes each year after the hunting seasons end. The property was acquired in 1940 to protect big game winter range. In keeping with the original Continue reading

Oil and Gas Commission sets New Flood Plain Rules

Co-Oil-Gas-300The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission yesterday unanimously approved new rules that outline requirements for operators with facilities located within floodplains. The new rules implement several of the recommendations contained in the Commission’s “Lessons Learned” report published in March 2014 following the Continue reading

Oil and Gas Commission Addresses Flooding

oil-and-gas-industry-300Colorado regulators are holding a public meeting on proposed new rules to keep oil and gas wells safer after the 2013 Front Range flood was blamed for spills. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission met with interested parties yesterday. The commission is scheduled to vote on the proposals on March 2nd. The Continue reading

Commissioners to Urge Governor to Leave Severance Tax Funds Alone

MC Commissioners-150Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe urged the rest of the board to sign on to a letter being sent to Kent Lambert, head of the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee, asking him to refrain from using severance tax money for Urban projects on the Front Range. Another letter will be sent to Governor John Hickenlooper, asking Continue reading

State of the State Address to be Delivered Today

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper’s State of the State address today is likely to highlight Colorado’s economic prosperity during the past four years. While the economy on the Western Slope has been stagnant, areas of the Front Range have been improving. The Democratic governor’s annual speeches to lawmakers have also Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Continues to Avoid VS

cdaAs of November 12th, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 43 locations under quarantine after horses and cows tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS); 312 of the 355 quarantines have now been released. Northwest Colorado has been able to Continue reading

Gubernatorial Race Still Too Close to Call

Ballot-300Colorado’s gubernatorial race is still too close to call. As of early this morning, John Hickenlooper had pulled ahead of Republican challenger Bob Beauprez by about 12,000 votes. Ballot counting will continue later this morning. There are still several ballots from Front Range communities that have yet to be counted, including those from Continue reading

VS Quarantines Being Released

cdaAs of this week, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 65 locations under quarantine after horses and cows tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS); 261 of the 326 quarantines have now been released. Northwest Colorado is still VS free at this point, Continue reading

Udall Tour Won’t Bring Senator to Northwest Colorado

mark-udall-300Once again, Senator Mark Udall is embarking on what he calls a “statewide tour”, that will completely miss Northwest Colorado. The senator’s “Mark Your Ballot” tour will canvass the Front Range, and a few Western Slope communities. The closest Udall will get to our area is Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs. Continue reading

Romney to Visit Colorado

mitt-romney 300Mitt Romney is coming back to Colorado. The former Republican presidential candidate is planning to visit the Front Range next week. Romney will be campaigning for Gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez. The event is being billed as a rally, and will be held at Heritage High School in Littleton Monday. The public is invited. Those Continue reading

C-DOT Suspends Road Projects for the Weekend

CDOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation has suspended construction projects across the state in anticipation of heavy traffic this Labor Day weekend. Heavier than normal weekend traffic is expected on Interstate Continue reading

Study Shows Front Range Pollution Drifting into Mountains

NASAFor years, western Colorado leaders have said Denver and federal lawmakers were targeting pollution control in the wrong areas, by creating strict regulations for Western Slope coal-fired power plants when they should be targeting Front Range pollution sources. Now there is data to prove it. Researchers say Continue reading