Tag Archives: rural communities

Tax Credit For Rural Families And Individuals

With tax season on the horizon, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding people living in rural communities that they may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. The Earned Income Tax Credit is a tax credit for working people who make less than $53,500 a year and meet certain eligibility requirements. The refundable tax credit allows those Continue reading

Group Petitions Hickenlooper to Leave West Slope Water Alone

WATER CONSERVATIONCitizens For West Slope Water, a group of Western Slope residents who are concerned about water, delivered a petition yesterday to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper strongly urging his opposition to new trans-mountain diversions that would take additional water from Colorado’s Western Slope. Nearly 1,500 West Continue reading

Lawmakers Urge Changes in Rural Broadband Funding

internetColorado’s rural communities were well represented last week in two separate letters to the Federal Communications Commission calling on the agency to update how rural companies receive funding for voice and broadband services. A bipartisan U.S. Senate letter featured signatures from 61 members, including Senators Continue reading

Senators Want Answers on Rural Health Care

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300A group of 32 senators are conveying concerns to the Administration that federal rules for health care facilities do not adequately consider the needs of rural communities. In a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, the senators pressed for details about whether and how the Continue reading

EPA Grants Extension to Public Comment Period

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency has granted another extension in the public comment period for new carbon emissions rules. The EPA was asked to extend the period by another 60 days. The agency has granted another 45 days. That makes the entire comment period for the new rules 165 days. The rules are intended to Continue reading

Ag Leadership Program Looking for Participants

calpThe Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP) is looking for people interested in enhancing their understanding of public affairs and developing their expertise, to play a leading role in guiding matters affecting Colorado agriculture and Continue reading