Tag Archives: Utah

Wyoming Residents Charged in Drug Bust

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A recent joint Wyoming law enforcement drug sweep resulted in multiple arrests and drug, money, and car seizures. Four search warrants were executed and four drug-related arrests were made. Seized in total was about four ounces of methamphetamine, 3.5 grams of heroin, over $3,500 in cash, and a car. 39 year old Michael Continue reading

Ecklund Fire Update

Eklund Fire AerialFire crews at Dinosaur National Monument continue suppression efforts on a lightning-caused fire in the Ecklund Draw area along the Green River’s Lodore Canyon.

The Ecklund Fire, located in Continue reading

Judge Stays Ruling on Fracking

frackingU.S. District Judge Skavdahl, of Wyoming, has granted a stay of the BLM’s Hydraulic Fracturing rule. The judge ruled that the states of Wyoming, North Dakota, Colorado, Utah and Independent Continue reading

Wyoming Crash Kills Utah Man

fatal-300A single vehicle rollover crash north of Rawlins on Tuesday resulted in the death of 27 year old Parish Hansen of Sunset, Utah. The crash occurred at around 8 in the evening on US Continue reading

State Hires Outdoor Rec Director

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper has named a mountain climber and guide to lead the new Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office. Hickenlooper announced the creation of the office and the appointment of Luis Benitez as its director yesterday. Benitez, a town councilman in Eagle, has climbed the seven tallest summits on Continue reading

Tipton Questions Witnesses on Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton underscored the impractical nature of the federal government’s proposed listing of the Greater Sage Grouse under the Endangered Species Act. During the House Committee on Natural Resources hearing on “Empowering State Management of Greater Sage Grouse,” witnesses Continue reading

Kinkaid Lobbying Lawmakers to Visit Craig

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid was in Washington D.C. this week representing the National Association of County Commissioners. Kinkaid says he has been working on getting Congressional members to visit Northwest Colorado. He says that he has convinced Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Continue reading

Dinosaur Monument Looking for Celebration Ideas

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryDinosaur National Monument turns 100 years old on October 4th and is looking for a few more community partners to help spread the word and join the celebration. From April through October, a variety of special events and projects will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Dinosaur National Monument. Continue reading

State Gets Extra Month to Prepare for Multi-State Marijuana Lawsuit

US SUPREME COURTColorado has been given an extra month to respond to a lawsuit that claims the state is inconveniencing neighboring states through marijuana legalization. Nebraska and Oklahoma filed the lawsuit. Kansas and Utah refused to join in. The states argue that Colorado’s marijuana stores violate federal law, and leak marijuana into the neighboring Continue reading

Environmentalists Sue for Stronger Designation of Gunnison Grouse

sage_grouse-300Two environmentalist groups filed suit yesterday seeking stronger protection for a bird found only in Colorado and Utah, reaching that legal step ahead of state officials who counter the federal government already has gone too far. The Center for Biological Diversity and the Western Watersheds Project said in court papers that the Continue reading

Utah has no Plans to Join Marijuana Lawsuit against Colorado

MARIJUANA-300Governor Gary Herbert says Utah has no plans to join two other states in suing Colorado over that state’s legalization of marijuana. Herbert said Tuesday afternoon that despite no current plans to sue, Utah is keeping an eye on marijuana legalization in its neighbor state. Nebraska and Oklahoma filed a lawsuit last month asking the Continue reading

Spending Bill May Not Protect Western States against Sage Grouse Listing

sage_grouse-300Federal officials say Congress acted too late if it wanted to block protections for a bird found in Colorado and Utah. A spending bill approved by Congress last week blocks any money for a final rule to protect the Gunnison sage grouse. But the final rule was issued before the bill passed. An estimated 5,000 Gunnison sage grouse remain, Continue reading