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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

Gardner, Tipton Vote for Legislation to Improve Health Care to Veterans

VETERANSYesterday, Congressmen Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton joined an overwhelming bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives to pass H.R. 4810, the Veterans Access to Care Act. This legislation, which both cosponsored, allows the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to Continue reading

Investigation Into Obama’s Prisoner Exchange Begins Wednesday

obamaThe first major action on the investigation into President Obama’s prisoner exchange will occur Wednesday, when Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is set to appear before the House Committee on Armed Services to answer questions about why the White House failed to notify Congress 30 days prior to the President Continue reading

Colorado Lawmakers Want Bonuses Eliminated at Department of Veterans Affairs

VETERANSYesterday, Colorado Congressmen Cory Gardner, Scott Tipton and Doug Lamborn introduced legislation to prevent senior employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from receiving bonuses until the backlog of disability claims at the VA has been resolved. This legislation also Continue reading

Gardner Joins in Fight Against EPA Proposed Rule

WATER CONSERVATIONThis week, Congressman Cory Gardner (CO-04) joined Congressman Scott Tipton in opposing the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest “water grab” attempt.  Gardner and 45 Members of the Senate and Congressional Western Caucuses sent a letter to Environmental Protection Continue reading

Tipton Votes In Favor of Benghazi Investigation

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) voted to form a Select Committee to investigate the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans. The Committee will be comprised of 12 members appointed by the Speaker, and is tasked with conducting a full investigation into the events surrounding the attack in Benghazi and issue a final report to Congress.  Tipton Continue reading