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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

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

Public Asked To Limit Recreation On The Yampa

Due to low water conditions in the Yampa River, the City of Steamboat has implemented closures for all commercial tubing activities on the river, and is asking the public to limit all recreational use at this time. Average flows for the Yampa  River during late August range from 120-130 cubic feet per second, but as of Continue reading

Elected Officials Talk Future Of Craig and MOCO

The Moffat County Commissioners and Craig City Council, along with staff from the city and county, met during a special meeting Thursday to discuss the future of Craig and Moffat County. During the discussion, the group talked ballot questions for 2018, which may include a tax Continue reading

CO Officials Talk Trump Budget Proposal

President Donald Trump released his budget for the fiscal year 2018 yesterday to mixed reviews, including those from Colorado elected officials. Proponents of the budget applauded trumps fiscal conservativeness, while opponents say the budget goes too far in cutting programs that specifically go to benefit the middle and lower class, like Medicaid. Some critics of the budget are also questioning the accuracy of its figures, claiming that some of the Continue reading

Tipton Votes To Repeal And Replace Obama Care

The American Health Care Act, the Republican legislation aimed at repealing and replacing Obama Care, was approved yesterday by the US House of Representatives. Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton was part of the Republican contingent that voted for the bill. Tipton says that the Affordable Care Act or Obama Care is broken, so he could no longer stand Continue reading

Colorado Water Levels Prompt Concern

While winter snow pack was above average in the Colorado Mountains through January, dry conditions in February and March have prompted concern among water officials. According to the USDA’s Snow Survey and Water Forecasting Team, the state is now reliant on future participation to maintain above average water levels. Spring run off Continue reading

New Coal Development To Keep Millions In NW Colorado

Tri-State Generation has received approval from the United States Department of Interior to proceed with their plans to mine the Collom development at ColoWyo Mine.  The decision to move forward with the project was made following an extensive environmental review by the Office of Continue reading

Wyoming Officials Upset With New BLM Rule

wyoming-flag-graphicElected officials in Wyoming are upset by the Bureau of Land Managements new venting and flaring rule that was approved earlier this week. Most believe that the new regulations are not needed and duplicate efforts already underway in the state. Some are hopeful that Continue reading

Wyoming GOP Members Still With Trump

wyoming-flag-graphicAfter a recent tape was released of Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump making lewd comments about woman, Wyoming elected officials have condemned the comments, but have stopped short of withdrawing their commitment to the nominee.  State Representative Cynthia Continue reading