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Millions Coming Back To NW Colorado Counties

Almost $18 million will be returned to Northwest Colorado from oil and gas lease revenue collected through 2008, to clean up the Anvil Points federal oil shale research site. Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, along with Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton, announced earlier this week that the Department of Interior would distribute the excess Continue reading

New Wyoming Secretary Of State Selected

Governor Matt Mead selected Ed Buchanan, a former Wyoming secretary of state candidate and Laramie County prosecutor, to become Wyoming’s next secretary of state. Buchanan will serve the remainder of Ed Murray’s term, after he stepped down last month when he was accused of sexual Continue reading

Gardner Asks For Delay Of Park Fee Increases

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner recently sent a letter to Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, requesting he delay the implementation of fee increases at 17 National Parks. Gardner believes the Interior Department needs to work with stakeholders in the Continue reading

Colorado Economy In Good Shape

The economy appears to be growing in Colorado according to the final 2017 business report from the Secretary of State’s office. The report showed new business filings grew almost 10% between 2016 and 2017, with more than 117,000 new businesses filing with the state last year. The report also found Continue reading

Legislation Introduced To Improve Veteran Care

Legislation was introduced last week that would increase access to care for our nations’ veterans and would also reform the Veterans Affairs hiring process to make it easier to fill staffing shortages at the agency. Colorado Senator Cory Gardner introduced The Veterans Improved Access and Care Act following a damaging report from the VA Inspector General, which revealed secret wait lists Continue reading

Tipton Advocates For Local Sage Grouse Control

Congressman Scott Tipton advocated for local sage grouse management control during a Natural Resources Committee hearing this week. During the meeting, Tipton questioned three expert witnesses about the success of Western sage grouse management plans.  He emphasized the need for continued coordination between federal, state and local partners. The Obama Administration issued Resource Plan Continue reading

Colorado Business Environment Strengthens

More businesses are setting up shop in Colorado. Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced last week that new business filings are up 5% over the last year. He says employment is expected to increase over the next six Continue reading

Changes Coming To Sage Grouse Management

The Trump administration is expected to publish a notice of intent soon that would overhaul Obama-era sage grouse protection plans. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke ordered a review of Obama’s sage grouse plans earlier this year, in an effort to see if they were limiting energy production. A sage grouse task force issued recommendations last month, which focused Continue reading

Measure Would Transfer Money From Government To Charities

A new proposed ballot measure aims to help charities. The Secretary of State’s office has approved the backers to start gathering signatures on proposed initiative 53, which would allow fines and penalties assessed by Colorado courts to be donated to charities instead of Continue reading

Colorado Targeted By Russia During 2016 Election

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced last week that he had been notified by the Department of Homeland Security, that Colorado Election systems had been scanned by the Russians prior to the 2016 Presidential Election. This makes Colorado one of the 21 states the Department of Homeland Security had previously Continue reading

Trump Admin To Expand Hunting/Fishing Access

In addition to the Department of Interior recommending changes to 27 national monuments last week, Secretary Ryan Zinke also signed an order supporting expanding hunting and fishing opportunities on public land. The new order followed a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcement that a survey found there are 2.2 Continue reading

Study Finds Potential Voter Fraud

A study which examined 11.5 million voter records in five states, including Colorado, uncovered 112 instances of possible improper voting, which occurred in the 2016 presidential election. Ten people who voted in Colorado are suspected of casting two Continue reading