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Legislation Introduced To Improve Veteran Care

Legislation was introduced last week that would increase access to care for our nations’ veterans and would also reform the Veterans Affairs hiring process to make it easier to fill staffing shortages at the agency. Colorado Senator Cory Gardner introduced The Veterans Improved Access and Care Act following a damaging report from the VA Inspector General, which revealed secret wait lists Continue reading

Woman Charged With Illegal Dumping

A Casper woman has been charged this week with illegal dumping in Crabon County, which occurred in September. Morriah Nicole Hennek, who used to live in Rawlins, will appear in court to answer for two charges of littering, later this month. Hennek is suspected of dumping a large amount of garbage off of Continue reading

Don’t Shoot Off Illegal Fireworks

People choosing to put on their own fireworks display this Fourth of July should be aware that they need to obey all Colorado laws concerning fireworks. Fireworks should be used in a safe place, clear of all flammable materials. All fireworks must comply with the following guidelines to be Continue reading

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Employees Plead Guilty To Illegal Hunt

colorado parksFour men including two U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees have accepted charges related to the illegal killing of a high quality bull elk on private land in October of 2014.  44 year old Thad Bingham, the man who killed the elk, pleaded guilty to trespassing and illegal possession of wildlife in a Garfield County Court late last Continue reading

Using Fire and Fireworks In Colorado

FIREWORKS-3-300Although rain and cooler temperatures have diminished the fire danger, all are encouraged to be extra cautious when using fire outdoors. Also when using personal fireworks in Colorado be aware that state law does not allow fireworks that explode, leave the ground or fly through the air. Thus, firecrackers, rockets of any kind, and mortars are Continue reading

It May No Longer Be Illegal To Collect Rain Water In Colorado

RainBarrelThe Colorado State Legislature is diving into the issue of the public collection of rain water again this year.  A bill that would allow homeowners to collect 110 gallons of runoff from their roofs into rain barrels has passed a House committee vote.  Similar legislation was presented last year, but it died before it got to the floor for a vote.  Colorado is Continue reading

No To Banking For Marijuana Businesses

marijuana-leaf-300As long as federal law says marijuana is illegal, the nation’s banking system won’t let new pot-based credit unions have access. A judge dismissed the lawsuit brought by Fourth Corner Credit Union after the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City refused to allow the credit union to join the nation’s banking system. He acknowledged however that Congress likely will have to Continue reading

Feeding Big Game Deadly For Wildlife.

Colorado-Division-of-Wildlife-300Life is tough for big game during the winter, but according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife feeding those animals can make them sick and kill them. The digestive systems of deer, elk and moose are specialized for natural food sources, not the common types of feed we give to livestock and pets. When big game eat food not suited to their systems, Continue reading

Gardner Upset over Guantanamo Transfer Reports

gardnerReports say Department of Defense officials are in Colorado scouting potential sites to hold prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Senator Cory Gardner is unhappy with that, and said as much in a statement he released yesterday regarding those reports. He says the Obama Administration’s scouting effort in Colorado is reckless, illegal, and wrong. Gardner says he has written a letter asking the Continue reading

Huge Illegal Marijuana Growing Operation Shut Down Near Steamboat

marijuana-leaf-300Two Mexican Nationals in the country illegally were arrested based on a Criminal Complaint when law enforcement found a large marijuana grow in the Routt National Forest, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Forest Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Routt County Sheriff’s Continue reading

Hunter Gets Huge Fine For Illegal Hunt

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife cautions hunters to respect private land and avoid trespassing after a Grand County judge ordered Robert Johnson, 55, of Granby, to pay $11,653.50 in fines and court costs and perform 50 hours of community service in a sentencing hearing last Monday. Johnson, his wife and three accomplices trespassed onto the Devil’s Continue reading