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Pot Money Could Go Toward Teacher Shortage

Tax revenue from recreational marijuana may go to help curb Colorado’s teacher shortage.  A budget proposal from Governor John Hickenlooper earmarks ten- Continue reading

Mead and Hickenlooper Issue Warning to Trump

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, both warned the Trump administration against making large scale changes to Greater-Sage Grouse Protection plans, at a joint appearance this week at Colorado State University. Both were concerned that reworking the plans Continue reading

Candidate For Governor In Craig Saturday

Democrat candidate for Governor Jared Polis will be in Craig this weekend to talk with voters. Polis will host a meet and greet at Downtown Books Saturday from noon to one. Polis currently represents  Colorado’s second district in the US House of Representatives. According to the Polis for Governor Continue reading

Gubernatorial Candidate To Visit Craig

Democrat candidate for Colorado Governor Mike Johnston will be in Craig tomorrow to discuss issues affecting farmers and ranchers. The meeting will be held at 12:30 to 2 at the Frontier Station Continue reading

Governors Tell Senate To Reject Obamacare Repeal

Governor John Hickenlooper has joined a bi-partisan group of nine other governors, calling on lawmakers to reject the latest effort to repeal Obamacare. The governor says the Graham-Cassidy bill, which is currently being considered in the U.S. Senate, would give Colorado an estimated $800 million to $1 Continue reading

Meeker Woman Appointed To CPW Commission

Marie Haskett of Meeker has been appointed to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission by Governor John Hickenlooper. Haskett will serve as a commission representative for sportsmen and outfitters west of the Continental Divide. Haskett is the owner and operator of JML Outfitters which was voted the 2016 Outfitter Continue reading

CO Officials Respond To Rescission Of DACA

President Trump’s announcement that he’d end the Differed Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, prompted a varied reaction from Colorado politicians. DACA is an American immigration policy founded by the Obama administration in June 2012. DACA allows certain illegal immigrants, whose parents brought them to Continue reading

Diesel Truck Drivers May Soon Face Fines

Governor John Hickenlooper is ready to sign a bill that would penalize diesel truck drivers who inundate other cars or pedestrians with exhaust from their vehicles. If Hickenlooper signs the bill, anyone with modifications to their diesel truck who is caught pumping out massive plumes of black Continue reading

Steamboat Police Chief Named To State Board

Steamboat Police Chief Cory Christensen has been appointed to the Colorado Peace Officers Standard and Training Board by Governor Hickenlooper. The board is made up of professionals and experts from law and law enforcement communities. The POST board Continue reading

New Law To Make Health Care Costs Transparent

A bill, which takes significant steps to increase transparency when it comes to health care costs in Colorado, was signed into law yesterday by Governor Hickenlooper. The bill guarantees customers will receive more information about the cost of services before procedures are performed, which will help prevent Continue reading

Free Speech Zones Now Prohibited

Designated free speech zones will no longer be permitted on public college campuses in Colorado. A bill signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper on Tuesday, prohibits public colleges from restricting student’s first amendment Continue reading

Wyoming To Look At Gender Wage Gap

Wyoming lawmakers want to know why the state has the largest discrepancy in pay between woman and men. According to US Census Bureau data, Wyoming ranked 51st of all the states and Washington, D.C., in equality of men’s and women’s wages, with Continue reading