Tag Archives: water rights

Tipton Grills Tidwell and Ashe on Water and Sage Grouse

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) sought clarity from Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe on water rights and sage grouse during a pair of hearings yesterday in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committees. In the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry, Tipton pressed Tidwell for clarification on whether the agency is going to require the transfer of private Continue reading

House Passes Bill to Prevent EPA Water Grab

WATER CONSERVATIONYesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation co-sponsored by Congressmen Scott Tipton and Cory Gardner to protect water rights by prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers from moving forward with its controversial ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule. Continue reading

Wildlife Officials to Discuss Elkhead Reservoir

ELK-HEAD-MAIN-SIGNState Wildlife Officials will meet Friday at Craig Station to talk about plans for Elkhead Reservoir. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is considering a plan to drain and poison Elkhead Reservoir to get rid of non-native fish. The Small Mouth Bass and the Northern Pike are considered predators of the endangered Bony Tail Chub, Humpback Chub, Razorback Sucker, and Colorado Pikeminnow. The CPW says there are too many of the non-natives Continue reading

CPW Says Meeting About Elkhead not Secret, Just Boring

ELK-HEAD-MAIN-SIGNColorado Parks and Wildlife is ensuring the public they will not hold secret meetings about the fate of Elkhead Reservoir. It was reported this week that a plan was being developed to drain Elkhead Reservoir and poison the water to prevent non-native fish, such as Small Mouth Bass and Northern Pike from entering the Yampa River. The idea would be to kill all the fish in the reservoir, and then restock it with non-natives that don’t threaten the Continue reading

Tipton to Participate in Water Hearing

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton will participate in a Natural Resources Subcommittee hearing this morning titled “New Federal Schemes to Soak Up Water Authority: Impacts on States, Water Users, Recreation, and Jobs”.  Tipton will likely focus his questions on the Forest Service Groundwater Directive, the ski area water rights permit condition and how they impact Continue reading

Commissioners Approve Bid for Sign, Send Out Letters Stating Positions

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners accepted a bid from I-C-E yesterday to put a new sign at Loudy Simpson Park.  The sign will be a digital display, similar to the one at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.  However the commissioners say this sign will be better, with more options and a better display.  It will also cost less.  The Continue reading

Tipton Blasts Further Attempts By Feds to Control Water

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) stressed that the Forest Service’s newly proposed Directive on Groundwater Resource Management includes overly broad language that will expand the agency’s regulatory reach over groundwater and jeopardize privately-held water rights. The directive is strikingly similar in function and tone to the recent Continue reading