Tag Archives: Scott Tipton

Shop Small Businesses This Saturday

scott-tipton-AT-KRAI-300Highlighting the positive impacts small businesses have on communities across the nation, Congressman Scott Tipton yesterday encouraged his constituents to participate in Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has become the traditional day to show support for local businesses and recognize their impact on communities.  Tipton stated that “Shopping small is a sure way to find unique, high quality items, and it’s a great opportunity Continue reading

Congressman Tipton Sends Letter To President Regarding Refugees

scott-tipton-AT-KRAI-300Today, underscoring that the federal government must rigorously vet and verify the identities of refugees, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) took steps to halt the President’s unilateral actions to admit tens of thousands of unverified Syrian refugees into the United States. Tipton urged that the focus instead be on moving forward with alternative options to protect the refugees, including establishing safe-zones within Syria. Continue reading

Tipton Sends 2nd Letter To EPA

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Following a letter sent last week requesting that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy disclose plans for the cleanup of the Animas River contamination, Representative Scott Tipton, yesterday, wrote again to the EPA Administrator, with 15 questions 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

Kinkaid Lobbying Lawmakers to Visit Craig

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid was in Washington D.C. this week representing the National Association of County Commissioners. Kinkaid says he has been working on getting Congressional members to visit Northwest Colorado. He says that he has convinced Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners Support State Fight Against Sage Grouse Listing

sage_grouse-300The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday indicated they were happy that the state is going to fight the Gunnison Sage Grouse decision in court. U.S. Fish and Wildlife recently made the decision to list the Gunnison Sage Grouse as a threatened species. A decision on the Greater Sage Grouse is expected next year. The Greater Continue reading

Gunnison Sage Grouse Listed as Threatened

sage_grouse-300The Federal Government is going against the will of individual states, when it comes to listing sage grouse as threatened. That’s according to Governor Hickenlooper’s point man on sage grouse, John Swartout. Swartout says yesterday’s decision to list the Gunnison Sage Grouse as threatened means that control of the species goes Continue reading

McConnell Determined to Slow Down EPA

mcconnellIncoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says his top priority is reining in the EPA, and reversing new carbon pollution laws. McConnell says it won’t be easy to block the regulations, because he feels the only good tool to do it is the spending process. But McConnell says he’s angry that President Obama unilaterally included a Continue reading

Tipton Condemns New EPA Rule to Garnish Americans’ Paychecks

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) demanded the withdrawal of a proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule under which the agency would garnish Americans’ paychecks to collect fines. The EPA, which quietly published the rule in the federal register last week, claims that the rule is not large enough to be subject to a public comment period, and is attempting to quietly Continue reading

Tipton and Gardner Urge Feds to Keep Hands off Vermillion Basin

RAY OWENS AND SALLY JEWELLToday, Congressmen Scott Tipton (R-CO) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) outlined concerns over the President’s use of the Antiquities Act to unilaterally designate large swaths lands in western states as national monuments, and warned Continue reading

Moe, Mazzola, Win Primary Races

Ballot-300Frank Moe won the Republican nomination for Moffat County Commissioner yesterday.  Moe pulled in 1,366 votes to Tom Soos’ 717 in yesterday’s primary election.  In another key Northwest Colorado race, Anthony Mazzola won the Republican primary Continue reading

Primary Election Ends Today

Ballot-300Ballots are due today in the Primary election.  If you haven’t mailed in your completed ballot, you’ll need to take it in person to your local County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.  Rio Blanco County’s Republican ballot will have Michael Joos facing off against Anthony Mazzola Continue reading