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Sheriff Wants Armed Marshals At Schools

Following the recent school shooting in Florida, Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins and Undersheriff Doug Scherar have released a letter calling for a program to be established, which would place well trained, armed school marshals in every public school in Routt County. The school marshals would consist of active or retired law enforcement Continue reading

Threats Against Schools Investigated

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of potential threats made on social media against several schools in the Grand Valley over the last few days. School Resource Officers have investigated the threats and have concluded that although a threat had been Continue reading

Tipton’s Take On Obama Care Repeal And CHIP Funding

In the second part of our conversation Congressman Scott Tipton we discussed funding for programs that benefit rural Colorado like the Secure Rural Schools and Child Health Insurance Program, also known at CHIP.  We also discussed the Obama Care Repeal process and whether another repeal attempt is expected in 2018. When asked Continue reading

Senators Look To Re-Authorize Program Which Funds Rural Schools

Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet sent a letter to Senate leadership this week, asking them to include the re-authorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination Program in any end of year legislation. Colorado received $11.8 million in funding from the program in 2016.  Meeker schools Continue reading

Measure To Replace Hayden School Passed After Rrecount

The recount has been completed on Hayden Ballot measure 3A, which confirmed the unofficial results, with the vote tally ending with 431 votes for and 429 votes against. Now that the measure has been approved, the Hayden school district will apply for a “BEST Grant” through the Colorado Department of Education, worth $40 million, which Continue reading

Senators Look To Reauthorize Program Which Contributed Thousands To NW Colorado

Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet helped introduce legislation that would reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination Program. Colorado received $11.8 million in funding from the program in 2016.  Meeker schools received around $80,000, Routt County Schools collected over $166,000 Continue reading

MOCO Schools To Move To 4-Day Week?

Moffat County Superintendent David Ulrich released information this week detailing the budgetary process for the 2017-2018 school year. Ulrich spent his first year as superintendent gathering information from parents and staff.  Out of those conversations two priorities emerged as areas of focus for next year.  First, the district will Continue reading

Garfield County High Schools Closed After Threat

Officials closed Roaring Fork, Glenwood Springs and Basalt high schools Thursday morning after the schools were alerted by the Carbondale Police Department that an 18-year-old student had threatened violence against a school on social media.  While the threat was anonymous, the IP address was traced to the Carbondale area.  As a Continue reading

Time To Research Schools For 2017-2018

Governor John Hickenlooper has declared this week National School Choice Week in Colorado. Families are encouraged to research and evaluate the K through 12 school choices available to their children in advance of the 2017 and 2018 school year. National School Choice Week also looks to raise awareness around the importance of providing Continue reading

Wyoming Considers Concealed Carry At Colleges

The public may soon be able to carry concealed guns in government buildings and on public college campuses in Wyoming. Republican lawmakers introduced House bill 137 last week, which if passed, would repeal the laws preventing people from bringing concealed guns into Continue reading

Groups Look To Eradicate Dandelions From Schools

dandelionAt their meeting last night the Moffat County School Board agreed to combine efforts with the County and the city of Craig to eliminate the dandelions that have infested many of the school yards around the district. The plan is to spray the dandelions and seed the fields in the next week or two. Continue reading

Marijuana To Be Allowed In CO Schools

colorado-state-seal-300The bill that would allow Colorado Students who use medical marijuana to receive their medication from a school nurse or parental guardian has reached the Governors desk for a signature. The bill was unanimously approved 35-0 last week by the State Senate on the second of two votes required to pass the bill. The bill would allow schools to permit Continue reading