Tag Archives: United States

Tipton Calls on Bennet to Support SAFE ACT

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) has called on Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) to join him in advancing legislation to suspend admission of refugees from Syria into the United States until more stringent vetting processes are in place. Tipton is a co-sponsor of the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act, which Continue reading

Congressman Tipton Sends Letter To President Regarding Refugees

scott-tipton-AT-KRAI-300Today, underscoring that the federal government must rigorously vet and verify the identities of refugees, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) took steps to halt the President’s unilateral actions to admit tens of thousands of unverified Syrian refugees into the United States. Tipton urged that the focus instead be on moving forward with alternative options to protect the refugees, including establishing safe-zones within Syria. Continue reading

Tipton Sounds Off on Syrian Refugee Situation

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) released a statement underscoring the serious national security risks posed by the President’s unilateral plans to accept tens of thousands of Syrian refugees into the United States. Tipton called for an immediate stop to the admission of Syrian refugees into the U.S. given security risks. Continue reading

Report Says EPA Solely Responsible for Mine Spill

EPA-300Government investigators squarely blame the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a 3 million gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado gold mine, saying a cleanup crew rushed its work and failed to consider the complex engineering involved, triggering the very blowout it hoped to avoid. The Interior Department probe concludes Continue reading

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