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Tipton: US Needs All-Of-The-Above Energy Policy

In an effort to create an all-of-the-above energy plan in the United States, Congressman Scott Tipton re-introduced the Planning for American Energy Act last week in the House of Representatives.  The bill calls for the Energy Information Administration to protect U.S. energy needs over the next 30 years and for the Departments of Interior and Agriculture to Continue reading

Senator Enzi Recovering From Emergency Surgery

Wyoming U.S. Senator Mike Enzi is recovering after he had to have emergency gallbladder surgery Sunday night.  Enzi, who has represented Wyoming in the Senate since 1997, was in Wyoming when the emergency occurred. According to a statement, the Senator felt a bit off over the weekend and when he Continue reading

CO Officials Talk Trump Budget Proposal

President Donald Trump released his budget for the fiscal year 2018 yesterday to mixed reviews, including those from Colorado elected officials. Proponents of the budget applauded trumps fiscal conservativeness, while opponents say the budget goes too far in cutting programs that specifically go to benefit the middle and lower class, like Medicaid. Some critics of the budget are also questioning the accuracy of its figures, claiming that some of the Continue reading

Colorado Unemployment Lowest In The U.S.

The unemployment rate in Colorado fell to 2.6% in March, giving the state the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, according to the Department of Labor. This is also the lowest Colorado unemployment rate since the state began tracking the number in 1976. The national unemployment Continue reading

Rural Coloradans Not Wearing Seat-belts

Lack of seat-belt use continues to be an issue in rural Colorado.  Colorado law enforcement issued 1,300 citations for unbuckled passengers and drivers during the most recent rural Click it or Ticket seat-belt enforcement campaign, a decrease from the 1,600 citations issued during the same enforcement period last year. 69 drivers were Continue reading

WYO Receives Money To Retrain Coal Workers

Wyomingb has been granted up to $2 million to help retrain individuals affected by layoffs in the coal industry. The U.S. Department of Labor grant will help Wyoming workers previously employed in the coal industry as well as those who worked in transportation or Continue reading

Senate Looks To Repeal “Death Tax”

Senator Cory Gardner has co-sponsored a bill aimed at repealing the federal estate tax, or death tax that could adversely affect farmers and small business owners in Colorado. Gardner says the tax has had a negative affect on Colorado families, especially those in rural farming communities, because the Continue reading

U.S. May Look At Economics Of Recreation

outdoorrecreationThe US Government may begin tracking the economic effects of Outdoor Recreation now that the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act has passed the House of Representatives. The bill, which was co-sponsored by Colorado Senator Cory Continue reading

Rule Could Result In Nearly 80,000 Lost Coal Jobs

coalplugHouse Republicans are looking to put a stop to a rule that could cost the U.S. tens of thousands of coal mining jobs. Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton is pushing to add a provision to any possible end of year funding package.  The provision would end or delay the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation’s proposed Stream Protection Rule.  The purpose of the Stream Continue reading

U.S. Senate Hopeful To Visit Craig

tim nevilleUnited States Senate hopeful and Colorado Senator, Republican Tim Neville will be in Craig this Sunday afternoon to discuss concerns and provide information on his campaign. The meeting will take place at 1:30 in the Bell Tower Building Room 201. According to his campaign information, Neville is running for the Continue reading

Congressman Tipton Nominates Two Steamboat Students

american-flag-1-300Congressman Scott Tipton yesterday announced that 24 students from Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District have received a nomination from his office to attend U.S. Service Academies next year. The students were selected based on meeting or exceeding the stringent requirements of the Continue reading

Make Sure Children are Properly Buckled Up

carseatMotor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages one to 13, and in the U.S. in 2013, a child under 13 was involved in a crash every 33 seconds. Last year in Colorado, seven children under the age of 15 died in passenger vehicle crashes — four of those in Weld County. According to preliminary data, so far in 2015, Continue reading