Tag Archives: rural

Hickenlooper Talks Minimum Wage Hike

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper is unsure where he stands on Amendment 70, the ballot initiative that would increase the minimum wage in Colorado. In a recent interview Channel 9 TV in Denver, the Governor implied that he is concerned about the harm the wage increase could have on rural Colorado and small business owners across the state. The governor is concerned that the $12 minimum wage would put undue stress Continue reading

Seat Belt Usage Lags In Rural Colorado

click-or-ticket-300Seat belt usage continues to be an issue in rural Colorado. During the recent “Click It or Ticket” campaign, conducted in the rural areas of the state at the end of last month, nearly 1,200 drivers and passengers were issued citations for not wearing seat belts, and 45 were cited for an improperly restrained child. Numbers show that rural Coloradans consistently Continue reading

Police Target Seat Belt Use In Rural Colorado

click-or-ticket-300A rural Click it or Ticket campaign began yesterday in Colorado. The Colorado State Patrol is partnering with local police to heighten seat belt enforcement in rural communities through this weekend. Seat belt usage in rural Colorado is low when compared to more urban areas of the state. The campaign will enforce the fact that no matter where you are driving in Colorado, seat belt use is important.  Not wearing a seat belt is not only Continue reading

Governor’s Forum On Ag In February

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300This year’s Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture will be held next month. The event to be held in Denver will focus on next generation agriculture. It begins February 18th. The forum will covers the future of the state’s rural communities, labor availability challenges, succession planning for farmers Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners to Send Congratulatory Letter to Hickenlooper

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners have agreed to form a letter to Governor John Hickenlooper, congratulating him on winning his second term, and reminding him of promises he made to rural Coloradans during his campaign. During the campaign, Hickenlooper was accused of ignoring the needs of rural residents, and catering to urban Continue reading

Udall Silent on Bloomberg’s Comments on Colorado

mark-udall-300bloombergOne of Senator Mark Udall’s biggest supporters is taking heat for remarks he made about Colorado.  Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Continue reading

Restoring Colorado Stops Campaign to Regroup

COLORADO-STATE-FLAGThe folks behind Restoring Colorado, an effort to change how the state legislature is made up, are shutting down their campaign for the year.  The group says they just don’t have enough money to pay petitioners to gather signatures to Continue reading

Audit Shows Long Wait Times for Veterans

VETERANSAn internal audit of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) showed over 57,000 veterans are currently waiting more than 90 days to get a first appointment, while another 64,000 may have never received an appointment at all despite enrolling and requesting one.  Last week, Continue reading

Gardner Votes for Rural Domestic Violence Legislation

gardnerColorado Congressman Cory Gardner and Texas Congressman Pete Gallego successfully passed an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act that would increase funding for rural domestic violence and child abuse prevention programs. The amendment passed by a voice vote.  The amendment is seen as an important step Continue reading