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Hickenlooper Pardons 17 Former Convicts

Seventeen former convicts who’ve completed their sentences have been pardoned by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. The majority of the convicts had drug crimes on their records, four were arrested for burglaries, and two were assault cases. Governor Hickenlooper said in a statement that he believes the Continue reading

Craig City Manager Firing Now Official

The Craig City Council voted 6 to 1 at a special meeting yesterday, to make the firing of City Manager Mike Foreman official. The City announced the firing early last week, but due to procedural issues, a formal vote had to be held to conform to Colorado Law. Foreman firing was partially attributed to an incident that occurred at the Kiwanis Play earlier this month, when Foreman got into a verbal altercation with a woman at the play. Craig Mayor John Ponikvar said the incident caused the majority of the council to lose Continue reading

New Details On City Manager Firing

Craig Mayor John Ponikvar confirmed this morning that outgoing City Manager Mike Foreman was fired due to an incident that occurred at the Kiwanis Play. Foreman reportedly got into a verbal altercation with a female at the play, forcing a Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputy to Continue reading

Craig City Council Fires City Manager

Craig Mayor John Ponikvar announced in an email last night that the City Council had terminated the employment of Craig City Manager Mike Foreman. According to the email, the City Council will begin a search for his replacement in the near future, with City Continue reading

Dem Switches To Republican Before Getting The Boot

Members of the Colorado House of Representatives voted Friday to expel Democrat representative Steve Lebsock over sexual harassment allegations by a vote of 52-9. The vote followed a debate which lasted most of the day Friday. In a final act of rebellion, Lebsock changed his party affiliation from Continue reading

Broncos Keep Joseph, Fire 6 Others

The Broncos have decided to retain head Coach Vance Joseph, following a disappointing 2017 season. Joseph took over for Head Coach Gary Kubiak, after he retired following the Broncos 9-7 season in 2016. While Joseph is keeping his job, the Continue reading

Colorado Pipelines Fail Leak Tests

About 430 oil and gas pipelines failed recent leak-detection tests, according to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. That’s about-one third of 1 percent of all the lines tested. Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered the tests after a home explosion in Firestone Continue reading

Craig Residents To Vote On Tax Increase

Craig residents will be asked to approve a tax increase during the upcoming November election. The Craig City council approved a ballot question at their meeting Tuesday that would increase the sales tax in Craig by 1.75%. The city faces a budget deficit of $1.2 million a year for the next two Continue reading

Trump Nominates Gillette Native As U.S. Attorney

President Trump has nominated Gillette native Mark Klaassen to serve as the U.S. Attorney for Wyoming. Klaassen has served as an assistant U.S. attorney for Wyoming for the last eight years. He has also served as chief of staff to the general council for the Continue reading

Should BLM National Office Be Moved West?

Colorado’s elected leaders are spearheading an effort to relocate the national BLM office to the Western United States, and would like to see it in Colorado.  Senator Cory Gardner introduced the idea of moving the national office west during the confirmation hearing for newly confirmed interior secretary Ryan Continue reading

Bills Look To Clarify CO’s Marijuana Policy

While the future of the marijuana industry is up in the air in the United States, the Colorado  legislature advanced several bills recently to help clarify Marijuana policy in the state. The Senate passed House Bill 1034, introduced by Senator Randy Baumgardner, which would align medical marijuana licenses with the retail marijuana code.  This will allow medical facilities Continue reading

Hickenlooper Talks Minimum Wage Hike

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper is unsure where he stands on Amendment 70, the ballot initiative that would increase the minimum wage in Colorado. In a recent interview Channel 9 TV in Denver, the Governor implied that he is concerned about the harm the wage increase could have on rural Colorado and small business owners across the state. The governor is concerned that the $12 minimum wage would put undue stress Continue reading