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Senate Introduces Legislation To Simplify Taxes

The U.S Senate introduced legislation yesterday to simplify the tax code in the United States, to help provide tax relief to the American people. According to a summary of the bill from the Senate Committee on Finance, “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” provides responsible middle-class tax relief by cutting tax 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

Denver Eyed As Location For Winter Olympics

The U.S. Olympic Committee is interested in hosting a Winter Olympics, either in 2026 or 2030 and are eyeing Salt Lake City, Denver and Reno as potential locations. The last Winter Olympics in the United States were in Salt Lake City in 2002. US Olympic Committee chairman, Larry Probst said he has heard Continue reading

What Tax Code Changes Would You Like To See?

Senator Cory Gardner is looking for input from Coloradans on the changes they would like to see to the United States tax system. Gardner’s staff is currently taking suggestions on how the tax code could be simplified in order to promote Continue reading

Tipton’s Staff To Host Office Hours In NW Colorado

A member of Congressman Scott Tipton’s staff will hold office hours in Moffat, Routt, and Jackson  Counties next week. These mobile office hours will allow Tipton’s staff to assist constituents with issues regarding Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Citizenship, Immigration Services, and the Internal Continue reading

Senate Looks At Bill To Delay Obamacare Tax

Following the news that the GOP’s effort to repeal Obamacare through the Graham-Cassidy bill would be unsuccessful, Senator Cory Gardner introduced legislation yesterday that would institute a one year delay on the implementation of an Obamacare health insurance tax. The Healthcare Tax Relief Act Continue reading

Trump Follows Gardner’s Proposal, Institutes New Sanctions On North Korea

Senator Cory Gardener applauded President Trump’s announcement yesterday that his administration will go after individuals, businesses and banks involved in trade with North Korea. Gardner says the steps the Trump administration announced are what he has been calling for and is a Continue reading

Bill Looks To Streamline Sage-Grouse Habitat Protection

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would streamline the approval process for vegetation management projects aimed at protecting or restoring sage-grouse and mule deer habitat in the west. Congressman Scott Tipton was part of the group of congressmen to introduce the Sage-Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act. The rapid encroachment of Continue reading

Formal Proposal To Eliminate WOTUS Rule

The Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have formally submitted a proposal that would withdraw the federal government from the Waters of The United States Rule.  Rewriting this rule is not only popular with coal companies, but also with Continue reading

Trump Nominates Gillette Native As U.S. Attorney

President Trump has nominated Gillette native Mark Klaassen to serve as the U.S. Attorney for Wyoming. Klaassen has served as an assistant U.S. attorney for Wyoming for the last eight years. He has also served as chief of staff to the general council for the Continue reading

Congress Passes VA Accountability Bill

The VA Accountability and Whistle-blower Protection Act, a bill that would make it easier to discipline and fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees was passed last week by the US House of Representatives.  The legislation would make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to discipline or fire employees who do not provide Continue reading

Suspicious Bomb Like Item Discovered

Routt County Sheriff’s officers responded to a suspicious item yesterday in the Buffalo Pass area near the Dry Lakes Campground. A hiker in the area called police after finding a square package containing wires, that looked like it could be a bomb. Upon arriving at the scene, Routt County Deputies confirmed the hiker’s Continue reading