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Age-Appropriate Marijuana Education In CO Schools?

A State Senate bill that would institute age-appropriate education about the risks of underage marijuana use in Colorado schools, passed out of committee yesterday. The bill was co-sponsored by Senator Randy Baumgardner. If passed, a curriculum would be developed for public schools to provide education materials on marijuana related Continue reading

Learn About Amendment 69

Vote_CheckmarkAmendment 69, which would implement a state-run, taxpayer funded single payer health care system, is one of the more controversial measures Coloradans will be voting on this election. Two meetings have been set in Northwest Colorado to discuss the specifics of Amendment 69. Colorado Senator Randy Baumgardner  will be in Craig Continue reading

Former State Senator White To Run Again As An Independent

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Former Republican State Senator Al White announced his intention to again represent Northwest Colorado in Senate District 8.  This time as an Independent. White served Northwest Colorado in the House from 2001 to 2008 and in the State Senate from 2008 to 2011, he vacated his State Senate seat in favor of being appointed as the Director of the Colorado Tourism office.  Upon his departure, White’s Senate seat was filled by his wife Jean, who was appointed to the position.  She held that office for only a short time, failing in a primary bid to retain her seat.  Jean White was defeated by Continue reading

Grants To Northwest Colorado In Jeopardy

The money that the City of Craig and surrounding areas receives from severance taxes in the form of grants from the Department of Local Affairs, may significantly decrease this year if a bill before the Colorado State Senate is approved. Severance taxes are collected by the state from companies or individuals that produce nonrenewable natural resources such as oil, coal, or gas in the state of Colorado. Continue reading