Tag Archives: Western Slope

State of the State Address to be Delivered Today

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper’s State of the State address today is likely to highlight Colorado’s economic prosperity during the past four years. While the economy on the Western Slope has been stagnant, areas of the Front Range have been improving. The Democratic governor’s annual speeches to lawmakers have also Continue reading

Christian Reece is New Executive Director of Club 20

club 20-229The CLUB 20 Executive Committee announced yesterday that Christian Reece, a native to the Western Slope, will assume the role of Executive Director effective February 9th. Reece holds a Continue reading

Gardner Joins Barrasso in Introducing Natural Gas Legislation

gardnerShortly after being sworn in yesterday, Senator Cory Gardner joined Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming and introduced the bipartisan “LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act” to expedite the approval of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export applications. The legislation builds on previous efforts to expedite LNG export applications, including Senator Gardner’s House Continue reading

Byers Shooting Range Closed for Season

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding shooting enthusiasts that the seasonal closure of the Byers Canyon Shooting Range in Hot Sulphur Springs will occur January 8th, spurred by the recent snowfall and the current near zero temperatures in the area. CPW officials in Hot Sulphur Springs close the popular range each Continue reading

Gunnison Sage Grouse Listed as Threatened

sage_grouse-300The Federal Government is going against the will of individual states, when it comes to listing sage grouse as threatened. That’s according to Governor Hickenlooper’s point man on sage grouse, John Swartout. Swartout says yesterday’s decision to list the Gunnison Sage Grouse as threatened means that control of the species goes Continue reading

Veterans Encouraged to Get Flu Shots

seasonal-flu-300Veterans can receive flu shots, at no cost to themselves, at four locations across the Western Slope, including Craig. Veterans do not have to be enrolled at the Grand Junction VA Medical Center to receive the flu shot, but will need to provide proof of military service. In some cases, the VA will bill a Veterans private insurance. The Grand Junction VA has just over 3,000 remaining doses of this year’s vaccine on hand. Continue reading

CMC Holds Strategic Plan Meeting

colorado-mountain-college-3The Colorado Mountain College system is assessing changes to their strategic plan. A new plan has been drafted and is now being presented to the public. The college is holding a series of meetings at its campuses across the Western Slope to gain input from the public. The Steamboat meeting will be held this afternoon at Continue reading

Club 20 to Hold Candidate Debates Tomorrow

club 20-229CLUB 20’s Fall Meeting and Candidate Debates will be held on today and tomorrow in Grand Junction. The event enables members to engage with local, state and federal elected and Continue reading

Study Shows Front Range Pollution Drifting into Mountains

NASAFor years, western Colorado leaders have said Denver and federal lawmakers were targeting pollution control in the wrong areas, by creating strict regulations for Western Slope coal-fired power plants when they should be targeting Front Range pollution sources. Now there is data to prove it. Researchers say Continue reading

Worst of Flash Flood Threat Likely Over

flash-flood-300A flash flood watch is in effect for the majority of the Western Slope for the remainder of the day. The National Weather Service says storms expected to roll through the area today could bring heavy rain with them, causing flash floods. Rock slides could also occur on steep slopes. The watch means that conditions Continue reading

Hantavirus Claims Eagle County Man

hantavirus-300Eagle County health officials identified a man yesterday who died from exposure to the hantavirus.  The Eagle County Coroner identified the victim as 41-year-old Continue reading

Tipton Pushing Back on EPA Rules

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton has been touring the Western Slope, visiting with constituents to let them know he is fighting against the new EPA carbon emissions rules.  The EPA will hold public hearings on the new rules in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh, and Washington D.C.  Tipton is part of an effort to get the Denver hearing moved to Moffat County, so that Washington bureaucrats Continue reading