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Penalties For Unattended Fires May Go Up

Lawmakers in the State Legislature have introduced a new bill, aimed at cutting down on preventable wildfires in Colorado. If passed, people who leave campfires burning on public lands in the state would face more strenuous penalties and fines. The State House of Continue reading

Deserado Mine Operator Cited For Workers Death

The operator of the Deserado mine near Rangely has received a citation for a safety violation related to the worker who died at the mine in August. 32-year-old Jason Stevens of Vernal Utah was killed after a trough, a container used to clean coal, fell on him and crushed his body. According to the investigative Continue reading

Antler Hunters Should Avoid Wildlife

Shed Antler Hunters in the area need to take the proper steps to avoid disturbing area wildlife during the winter season. The BLM is reminding people planning on collecting antlers that mule deer and elk are especially vulnerable to disturbance during the winter months due to heavy snow which makes it difficult for them to forage. Unintended Continue reading

Governor Signs Habitual DUI Bill

DONT-DRINK-DRIVE-300Habitual DUI offenders will soon face tougher penalties in Colorado. Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law yesterday that would make a fourth DUI a felony punishable by up to six years in prison and a fine of as much as $500,000. The proposal has repeatedly failed in recent years because of concerns about increased Continue reading

Oil and Gas Commission Approves Rule Changes

Co-Oil-Gas-300The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission yesterday approved rule and policy changes that significantly increase penalties for operators violating Commission regulations. The rule changes are designed to further deter violations and encourage prompt compliance. They include increasing maximum daily penalty Continue reading