Tag Archives: Kentucky

Kentucky Man Leads Wyoming Officers on High Speed Chase

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A pursuit that spanned three counties and 185 miles on Interstate 80 yesterday ended safely west of Laramie, Wyoming. Yesterday afternoon, Wyoming law enforcement received information that a stolen car was traveling on I-80 near Rock Springs. Shortly after, a Sweetwater County Deputy spotted the stolen car about 11 miles east Continue reading

Moffat, Routt, Rio Blanco Teams to Attend NACO Workshop

nacoThe National Association of Counties yesterday announced the next phase in an effort to assist counties and regions that have experienced economic challenges related to the coal Continue reading

Public Meetings on Economic Diversification to be Set Next Week

coalThe Craig team that went to Kentucky to learn ideas on diversifying the local economy will soon bring those ideas to the public. The team, which included local community leaders and government representatives, was one of just a few Continue reading

Ray Beck Elected Craig Mayor

Ballot-300Ray Beck is Craig’s newest mayor. Beck won the Craig mayoral election by over 160 votes in yesterday’s municipal election. He defeated Don Jones. There were seven people running for four City Council seats. It seems some didn’t get the word that Bill Johnston withdrew from the race Continue reading

Community Input Sought for Moffat County Economic Diversification Team

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners recently announced the County had won its way into a workshop for coal-reliant counties. The workshop will be held in Kentucky later this month. The Moffat County team will consist of local government and economic development representatives, and will focus on diversifying the Continue reading

Republicans Drafting Opt-Out Bill for EPA Rule

EPA-300Senate Republicans are putting together a bill that would let states opt out of the EPA’s proposed climate rule for power plants. The amendment was proposed by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky yesterday. Under the bill, states would be able to opt out of the rule for various reasons. Those reasons would include: Continue reading

Senators Introduce Federal Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300Three senators are introducing a bill to remove federal prohibitions on medical marijuana in states where it is already legal. The measure is being unveiled on Capitol Hill today by Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky and Democrats Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Cory Booker of New Jersey. It will aim to Continue reading

Gardner Co-Sponsors Bill to Legalize Hemp Growing

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced yesterday that he is co-sponsoring the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015, introduced by Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley of Oregon, and Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul of Kentucky. The legislation would legalize industrial hemp for commercial use by excluding industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana in the Continue reading

McConnell Determined to Slow Down EPA

mcconnellIncoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says his top priority is reining in the EPA, and reversing new carbon pollution laws. McConnell says it won’t be easy to block the regulations, because he feels the only good tool to do it is the spending process. But McConnell says he’s angry that President Obama unilaterally included a Continue reading

McConnell Pushes For A Vote To Restrain EPA Carbon Regulations

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today laid the groundwork for a Senate vote on the Environmental Protection Agencies carbon dioxide regulations. McConnell, in an Continue reading

Nine States Join Lawsuit Against EPA; Colorado Not One of Them

EPA-300Nine states have joined Murray Energy Company’s lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over new carbon pollution rules.  Murray Energy has called the standards “illegal, irrational, and radical”.  Several states agree, and have joined Murray’s lawsuit to block the rules.  Colorado is NOT one of those states.  Continue reading