Tag Archives: Governor Hickenlooper

Interest High in Serving on Oil and Gas Task Force

Co-Oil-Gas-300The interest in serving on the governor’s task force charged with recommending new oil and gas regulations is higher than expected. There is so much interest, that the decision of who will serve has been delayed. Governor Hickenlooper wanted to make the announcement last week, but the number of Continue reading

Regional EPA Administrator to Visit Moffat County for Listening Tour

EPA-300Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid has gotten a commitment from the EPA’s Regional Administrator, Shaun McGrath, to visit Moffat County for a listening tour.  EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy repeatedly refused to hold any kind of hearings in Moffat County regarding the new rules, although the request was made 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

Hickenlooper, Udall Urged to Clarify Sage Grouse Comments

mark-udall-300JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Wild West Radio is still waiting on Governor Hickenlooper and Senator Mark Udall to set aside time to talk about sage grouse and other Northwest Colorado issues.  Udall recently commented that the threat Continue reading

Udall Avoids Obama, Hickenlooper Welcomes President

HickObamaBeer-GettysmallSenator Mark Udall is trying to limit his exposure with Barack Obama while the president is in Denver this week.  He will benefit, however, from the president’s visit, as Obama will hold a fundraiser for the senator.  Most other Democrats up for re-election this year are also avoiding being seen with the president, due to the Continue reading

Groups Tell Hickenlooper “No” on Special Session

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor Hickenlooper has gotten back a resounding “no” when it comes holding a special session on oil and gas rules this year.  The governor asked several groups that would be affected by the rules whether or not they felt a special session should be held to work on oil and gas rules, in an attempt to keep several local control Continue reading

Hickenlooper’s Oil and Gas Compromise Gets Resistance

oil-and-gas-drilling-300Governor Hickenlooper’s attempt to compromise on legislation that would simultaneously give local governments more control over oil and gas operations, yet protect the rights of a company to drill, has Continue reading

Commissioners Approve Bid for Sign, Send Out Letters Stating Positions

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners accepted a bid from I-C-E yesterday to put a new sign at Loudy Simpson Park.  The sign will be a digital display, similar to the one at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.  However the commissioners say this sign will be better, with more options and a better display.  It will also cost less.  The Continue reading

Hickenlooper Signs Bills

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor Hickenlooper has signed a couple more bills into law.  The first bill extends the ReHire program for an additional three years. Last year, Colorado lawmakers set aside $3.6 million to establish ReHire Colorado, a transitional jobs program that connects Coloradans who are ready to work with local employers by providing job training, wage assistance, and support services. The program targets veterans and low-income, low-skill Colorado workers who are unemployed or underemployed, helping them get off of public assistance and back into the workforce. The new law takes effect on August 6th.  The second bill expands the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for Schools loan program. The program provides school districts with loans for wind, solar, or other energy efficiency projects. The projects help ensure that schools are efficient and conducive to learning. The law takes effect immediately.  Pictured: John Hickenlooper