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VFW To Host Town Hall Thursday

The Craig VFW will host a meeting and Town Hall this week at the Veterans Hall in Craig.  Paul Sweeny from the Grand Junction VA Hospital will be at The Veterans Experience Board meeting Thursday from 3 to 5.  Following the board meeting, there will be an open Town Hall starting at 6.  The Craig VFW has Continue reading

Bills Introduced To Protect Private Land Rights

Two bills have recently been introduced in the US House of Representatives that would help protect the rights of private land owners. Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton introduced the Land Adjacency Notification and Disclosure Act and the Resurveys Entitle Adjacent Landowners Protection Act, earlier this week. The Land Adjacency Notification Continue reading

Submit Art For Congressional Competition

Congressman Scott Tipton has announced his office is now accepting entries for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. High school students are eligible to Continue reading

US House Looks To Give Land Control To Locals

The US House of representatives passed a resolution yesterday to void the BLM’s Planning 2.0 rule that took effect in December. The Planning 2.0 rule gave future control to the BLM for planning and use of nearly 250 million acres of public land, concentrated in western states, Continue reading

Colorado Officials Respond To Travel Ban

While people from around the country and parts of the world continue to react to President Trump’s executive order, banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries for a period of time, elected officials around Colorado are also responding. US Representatives Ken Buck and Doug Lamborn have both come out in support of the travel ban, with Lamborn calling the executive order “prudent”. Congressman Scott Continue reading

US House Looks To Improve Rural Telephone Service

The US House of Representatives renewed their attempt to improve telephone connectivity in rural areas like Northwest Colorado by passing the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act for a second time. The bill received a unanimous vote in the House of Representatives this week and was also unanimously passed during the last congressional session. Congressman Scott Tipton says that people in urban areas take reliable phone service for granted, while people in rural communities experience dropped calls and poor connectivity. These problems not only cause Continue reading

GOP: To Improve Health Care Obamacare Must Go

Colorado GOP Congressman Scott Tipton, Doug Lamborn, Mike Coffman and Ken Buck have release an op-ed, which argues that fixing our nations health care issues will require a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.  The article points out that with an average deductible of $6,000 for the cheapest individual plans, Obamacare has made Continue reading

NW Colorado Students Nominated To Service Academies

Four area students have been nominated by Congressman Scott Tipton for admission to a U.S. Service Academy. Those nominated are Charles Harrington and Grant Janka of Steamboat, and Casey Turner and Sheridan Harvey of Meeker. Harrison and Continue reading

New Rule To Protect Water From Coal

The Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation has finalized it’s new Stream Protection Rule which is intended to improve the balance between environmental protection and coal production in the United States. T he new rule will look to better protect streams, fish and wildlife from the impacts of surface coal mining operations by providing Continue reading

Local Areas To Gain Control Over Controlled Burns

controlled-burns-300A bill that would give local governments more control over prescribed burns that happen in their area was recently passed out of the US House of Representatives. The Prescribed Burn Approval Act will require the federal government to coordinate with state and local fire officials before initiating a Continue reading

Elected Officials Respond To Cancellation Of Oil & Gas Leases

oil-and-gas-drilling-300An announcement was made earlier this week that Secretary of the interior Sally Jewell, Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, have agreed to cancel 25 oil and gas leases on the Roan Plateau on the Thompson Divide, located in the White River National Forest. The news of the Continue reading

Congress Looks At Improving Telephone Service In Rural Communities

phone-iconThe US House of Representatives is attempting to improve telephone connectivity in rural areas like Northwest Colorado by passing the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act. The bill received a unanimous vote in the House of Representatives yesterday. According to Congressman Scott Tipton, while people in urban areas take reliable phone Continue reading