Tag Archives: Utah

Denver Judge Declares Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

civil-union-3001A federal judge in Denver has declared Colorado’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling until an appeals court hearing next month.  Judge Raymond P. Moore’s ruling yesterday Continue reading

Attorney General Appeals Issuance of Boulder County Gay Marriage Licenses

SUTHERSColorado Attorney General John Suthers is asking the state court of appeals to overturn a ruling that allowed the Boulder County clerk to continue issuing same-sex marriage licenses.  On July 10th, Boulder District Court Judge Andrew Continue reading

Clerks Ordered to Stop Issuing Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

civil-union-3001More than 1,000 same-sex married couples in Utah must wait longer for state benefits after the U.S. Supreme Court granted the state a stay on an order requiring it to recognize the marriages.  Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued the Continue reading

AFP Trying to Get Rally Feed to Craig

AFPResidents are being encouraged to show up for a rally in Denver, during the EPA’s hearings on proposed carbon emissions rules.  Americans For Prosperity, the Mining Associations of several states including Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Montana, Continue reading

Colorado Judge Rules Against Gay Marriage Ban

civil-union-3001A Colorado judge has struck down the state’s gay marriage ban, making him the 16th judge to invalidate a state’s prohibition on same-sex marriages in the past year.  District Judge C. Scott Crabtree put his ruling on hold pending Continue reading

Vernal Fire Consumes Three Structures

WILDFIREAuthorities say a 5-square-mile wildfire north of Vernal has burned three structures but is now 25 percent contained.  Utah fire officials say they continued putting a perimeter around Continue reading

Gay Lawmakers Call for End of Gay Marriage Ban

civil-union-3001Gay lawmakers are calling for Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban to be declared unconstitutional and for such a ruling to be effective immediately without further appeals.  The lawmakers made the comments Thursday, a day after Continue reading

Boulder County Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

civil-union-3001A Boulder County clerk began issuing same-sex marriage licenses after a federal appeals court ruled that states cannot prevent gay couples from getting married. But the Colorado attorney general says the licenses are invalid because Continue reading

BLM and Fish and Wildlife Presents One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) stressed that state and local involvement is a necessity as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) revises 11 resource management plans (RMP) in Colorado and Utah. The BLM proposal, which would impact 800,000 acres in the states, comes on the heels of a Continue reading

Wild Earth Guardians Attempting to Block Expansion of Deserado Mine

wildearthThe Wild Earth Guardians have filed a lawsuit hoping to halt the expansion of the Deserado Coal Mine in Rio Blanco County.  The Wild Earth Guardians are pushing the EPA to set a precedent by requiring the Bonanza Power Plant, owned by Deseret Power, to upgrade the plant with the latest clean air technology.  The cost would be Continue reading

Colorado joins Lawsuit Against Obamacare

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Colorado has joined 19 other states in a lawsuit seeking to overturn Obamacare, also knows as the Affordable Care Act.  The lawsuit contends that the Act violates the Origination Clause, due to the fact the legislation began in the Senate rather than the House.  Colorado Attorney General John Suthers filed the brief last Continue reading

CPW submits Rifle Gap Management Plan

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife has submitted its Rifle Gap Reservoir Proposed Lake Management Plan to several of its partners in the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the wildlife agencies of the States of Utah and Continue reading