News for Monday, October 1, 2012



Senate moves on Tipton’s hydropower bill

Last month the Senate Energy and Resources subcommittee on water and power held a legislative hearing bringing small hydropower development one step closer to reality. H.R. 2842, the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower and Rural Jobs Act, is being carried by Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Colo. The bill passed in March in the U.S. House of Representatives and has been endorsed by the Family Farm Alliance, the National Water Resources Association, the Association of California Water Agencies and the American Public Power Association.

Gardner earns another Friend of Farm Bureau award

Congressman Cory Gardner, R-Colo., has once again been honored as a Friend of the Farm Bureau. Gardner first received the award in 2006 as a member of the Colorado General Assembly. He received the award in each of his subsequent years as a Colorado state legislator. This is the first time Gardner has been recognized by the Farm Bureau as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Meeker beats Moffat County in showcase for younger players

Homecoming week is underway for Moffat County High School, and in a busy sports slate, a group with less accolades kicked it off. The underclassmen that make up the Moffat County C football team took center stage Monday, playing Meeker at the Bulldog Proving Grounds. Meeker sophomore Jeff Wagner would have a field day, scoring four total touchdowns for the Cowboys in a 38-18 win. Turnovers plagued the mostly-freshman group for Moffat County, which gave up the ball three times deep in Meeker territory.

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United Way Campaign under way

The lifeblood of a community is its people. As the United Way campaign gets underway this year, volunteers will be visiting workplaces and urging members of the Craig community to give to maintain the services offered in community. Having kicked off September 17, the campaign runs through November 16. Corrie Ponikvar, executive director for the Moffat County United Way, said this year’s goal is to raise $490,000, the same as last year.

Robert Meckley: Thank you for the support

To the editor: Thanks to all the people who sent cards, flowers, meals, and prayers after our mother, Delia Eisenhauer's passing.

Sportsmen’s Act coming to floor during lame duck session

Last week Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., hailed U.S. Senate action that will bring S.3525 to the floor for final passage during the lame duck session following the November general election. S. 3525, also known as the Sportsmen’s Act, includes Udall’s Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support provision. If passed during lame duck the bill would provide states with greater flexibility to use funds collected from sporting equipment and ammunition sales to create more accessible gun ranges for safe target practice and recreational shooting.

Meeker outfitter convicted of six Lacey Act violations

A Meeker outfitter was convicted last month in federal court in Denver of six felony violations of the Lacey Act. Dennis Eugene Rodebaugh, 72, of Meeker, faces a stipulated maximum sentence of five years in prison for each felony conviction and up to a $250,000 fine, according to a Colorado Department of Justice news release. According to the indictment, between 2002 and 2007 Rodebaugh, operator of D&S Guide and Outfitter, allegedly guided numerous out of state clients on multi-day big game hunts in the White River National Forest where deer and elk were allegedly shot from tree stands. The stands were located in close proximity to where Rodebaugh annually placed each spring and summer hundreds of pounds of salt as bait.

On The Record for Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

On The Record for Monday, Oct. 1, 2012