Tag Archives: United States

Judge Rules BLM has No Authority over Fracking

frackingYesterday, U.S. District Court of Wyoming Judge Scott Skavdahl granted a preliminary injunction of the BLM’s hydraulic fracturing rule, finding that, “Congress has not Continue reading

Interior Department Sets Meetings to Discuss Coal

coalU.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced yesterday that the BLM will host a series of listening sessions on the federal coal program. The discussions will seek information from the public about how the BLM can best Continue reading

CPW Wants Boaters to Take the Pledge to Boat Safely

boatingColoradans are urged to ‘take the pledge’ to make this summer safe. According to the U.S. Coast Guard’s 2014 Recreational Boating Safety Statistics, more than 11 million boats are registered in the United States and more than $38 million was lost in property damage in 2014. Parks and Wildlife managers are asking boaters Continue reading

House Passes Tipton’s Wildfire Prevention Amendment

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted an amendment that would redirect $20 million from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) administrative account to the Wildland Fire Management Fund to be used for hazardous fuels reduction projects and proactive forest management activities. The amendment Continue reading

Tipton Reacts to Netanyahu’s Speech

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) spoke to the importance of the bond between the United States and Israel in a statement following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress. Tipton says he agrees with the Israeli leader, in that the two countries share the critical goal of bringing about peace in an Continue reading

VNA Offers Measles Vaccinations in Wake of Outbreak

Northwest Colorado VNAThe United States is experiencing a multi-state measles outbreak that started in California last month. Measles is a highly contagious, viral illness. Symptoms generally appear seven to 14 days after a person is infected and begin with fever, cough, runny Continue reading

Lawmakers Vote to Build Keystone XL Pipeline

KEYSTONEThe Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has voted to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The pipeline would be paid for by the private sector, create thousands of jobs in the United States, and increase domestic energy security. It has been more than six years since the pipeline Continue reading

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