Tag Archives: Western Slope

Businesses Write Letter Supporting EPA Clean Power Rule

EPA-300A group of Colorado businesses have opened themselves up to scrutiny by writing an open letter to Governor Hickenlooper, supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Rule. The rule will force power plants to reduce carbon emissions, significantly within the next 15 years, a costly move that could shut some plants Continue reading

Western Slope Could See More Environmental Protection Money

EPA-300Moffat County may be just one county on the Western Slope that could benefit from a decision by the EPA’s Supplemental Environment Project Selection Committee in Colorado. The committee has decided to spend more of its money in grants for the Western Slope. A supplemental environmental project is typically part of a Continue reading

Lawmakers Urge Governor to Reject BLM Travel Plan

BLMA group of 21 Republican lawmakers from the Senate and House sent a letter to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper May 20th calling on him to oppose a new BLM “travel plan” for parts of the Western Slope that could close up to 2,000 miles of rural roads or trails in Grand Continue reading

CLUB 20 Looking for new Memebers

club 20-229CLUB 20 is looking for community leaders and stakeholders who have an interest in protecting Western Colorado and want to help shape the way people work and live on the Western Slope. CLUB 20 is a Continue reading

West Slope Airport Gets New Research Center

rifle airportThe Rifle-Garfield County Airport has won a statewide race to land a new research center to find the best ways to fight wildfires from the air. Researchers say they are trying to prevent a wildfire like the one that left 14 firefighters dead on Storm King Mountain in 1994. The Colorado Department of Public Safety’s Division of Fire Continue reading

Senate Rejects Western Slope Teen Pregnancy Program Funding

co-state-capitol-300Senate Republicans rejected a bipartisan measure to help fund a counseling program aimed at preventing teen pregnancy and reducing high-school dropout rates. The state-run initiative emphasizes abstinence and teaches Continue reading

CPW Offers Turkey Hunt to Novice Women Hunters

TURKEY-WITH-GUN-300Colorado Parks and Wildlife is now accepting applications for a chance at participating in a guided, private land turkey hunt designed for women who are novice hunters and want to learn from experienced mentors. The two-day clinic is offered in partnership with Encana and the Western Slope chapter of the National Wild Continue reading

Routt County Businesses Voice Opinions on Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300The business community has started lobbying Governor John Hickenlooper to do what he can to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off the Endangered Species List. A letter asking as much was had delivered to the governor last week. It was reportedly signed by 17 Routt County businesses, and underscored the importance of Continue reading

Commissioners to Urge Governor to Leave Severance Tax Funds Alone

MC Commissioners-150Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe urged the rest of the board to sign on to a letter being sent to Kent Lambert, head of the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee, asking him to refrain from using severance tax money for Urban projects on the Front Range. Another letter will be sent to Governor John Hickenlooper, asking Continue reading

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