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Veterans Encouraged to Get Flu Shots

seasonal-flu-300Veterans can receive flu shots, at no cost to themselves, at four locations across the Western Slope, including Craig. Veterans do not have to be enrolled at the Grand Junction VA Medical Center to receive the flu shot, but will need to provide proof of military service. In some cases, the VA will bill a Veterans private insurance. The Grand Junction VA has just over 3,000 remaining doses of this year’s vaccine on hand. Continue reading

Energy Company Reducing Rigs in Western Colorado

oil-and-gas-drilling-300A major energy company is planning to reduce the number of natural gas drilling rigs in western Colorado next year as it continues to expand its focus on oil. WPX Energy has nine rigs now operating in the Piceance Basin and is planning to Continue reading

Ebola Outbreak Gets Political

ebolaThe Ebola outbreak is becoming a subject of debate in the Colorado Senate race. It began last week at a debate in Pueblo. Democratic Senator Mark Udall attacked his Republican challenger for voting to cut $300 million from the Centers for Disease Control, which is charged with containing the disease in the United States. On Continue reading

Downtown Steamboat Listed on Historic Register

DOWNTOWN-STEAMBOAT2On July 11th the Steamboat Springs Downtown National Register Historic District was approved and listed by the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places. Downtown Steamboat now joins a prestigious community of national historic districts throughout the United States. As such, Continue reading

Meteorologists Predict Tough Winter Without Coal

Energy consumers are in for a hard winter. That’s according to meteorologists at WeatherBELL Analytics. The forecasters say current weather patterns are “flowing along right now into the type of El Niño situation that is notorious for giving the United States cold, snowy winters, especially in the southern Continue reading

Wolverines Withdrawn from Possible Endangered Species Listing

wolverineThe United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced on August 12th, that it has withdrawn the proposed rule to list wolverine as threatened in the contiguous Continue reading

Tipton Questions EPA About Water Grab

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Wednesday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned (EPA) Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe during a House Small Business Committee hearing on the EPA’s controversial new rule to redefine waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act. During the hearing, Tipton submitted a letter to the record from the Waters Advocacy Coalition, representing Continue reading