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Millennials Ranked As Worst Drivers In The US

40,200 people died last year in traffic accidents in the United States, making it the deadliest year for drivers and travelers in the last decade. According to a new report from  AAA, millennial driving habits helped contribute to the increase in deaths. According to a survey, 88% of drivers Continue reading

Trump Voids “Job Killing” Coal Regulation

The “Stream Protection Rule”, which was issued by Barack Obama as one of his last acts as president, has been voided by President Trump.  The rule was intended to protect steams and waterways from the impact of surface coal Continue reading

House Looks To Void Stream Protection Rule

The United States House of Representatives passed a resolution that would repeal the “Stream Protection Rule,” a rule issued by Barack Obama In one of his last acts as president.  The rule was intended to protect steams and waterway from the impact of surface coal mining Continue reading

US House Looks To Improve Rural Telephone Service

The US House of Representatives renewed their attempt to improve telephone connectivity in rural areas like Northwest Colorado by passing the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act for a second time. The bill received a unanimous vote in the House of Representatives this week and was also unanimously passed during the last congressional session. Congressman Scott Tipton says that people in urban areas take reliable phone service for granted, while people in rural communities experience dropped calls and poor connectivity. These problems not only cause Continue reading

US House Looks To Nullify Obama Regulations

Two bills were passed by the US House of Representatives last week aimed at rolling back regulations instituted by President Obama in the final months of his presidency. Both could have major implications on the economy of Northwest Colorado.  The Midnight Rules Relief Act will allow congress to review and void the regulations Continue reading

Snow Forces Closures Over The Weekend

snow-copHeavy snow caused issues Sunday, forcing the closure of multiple highways in Northwest Colorado. US 40 at Rabbit Ears Pass was closed between 11am and 3pm due to visibility issues and stuck cars and semi trucks on the highway. Colorado 14 from Highway 40 to Walden was also closed for Continue reading

Gail Schwartz In Craig Tuesday

Gail SchwartzGail Schwartz, the Democratic candidate to represent Colorado’s District 3 in the United States House of Representatives will be in Craig Tuesday afternoon. Schwartz is facing off against Republican incumbent Scott Tipton. Schwartz will be at Continue reading

Cheney Wins Wyoming Primary

cheneyLiz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, won the Wyoming Republican Primary for the United States House of Representatives. Cheney will now attempt to win the U.S. House seat once held by her father. Cheney received around 40 percent of the votes in one of the most competitive U.S. primary contest in Wyoming history. Leland Christensen carried 22 percent, followed by Tim Stubson with 17 percent and Continue reading

Yampa Valley Young Pro’s Meet With Congressman Tipton

YVYP TiptonA group from the Yampa Valley Young Professionals sat down  with US Colorado congressman Scott Tipton Wednesday night to discuss opioid abuse, the upcoming election, and challenges facing Northwest Colorado. Tipton provided insight into the steps that he and his colleagues have taken to battle opiod abuse, highlighting legislation that he sponsored aimed at curbing the issue. The group also discussed governmental Continue reading

Tipton To Talk Opioid Abuse Thursday

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300There will be a meeting in Craig this week to discuss the opioid abuse epidemic. Colorado US Congressman Scott Tipton will be there to provide insight into the steps that federal, state, and local governments are taking to combat the issue. The meeting is set up to allow the Congressman to gather feedback on the impact of existing programs from Continue reading

No US Mail Delivery On Stretch Of Highway 13

us-mail-logo_tConstruction on Highway 13 north of Craig has created a delivery problem for the United States Postal Service. All who have mailboxes in the construction zone on Highway 13 will not be receiving mail in their boxes while construction is underway. The delivery dilemma is due to the mail truck not being able to safely drive to, or stop in Continue reading

Supreme Court Gives Power Back To Land Owners

US SUPREME COURTA recent United States Supreme Court Ruling has made it easier for individuals and companies to challenge federal agencies when it comes to regulating their private property. The ruling stems from a case where a family owned business in North Dakota was prevented by federal agencies from harvesting peat moss on one of their properties. The Continue reading