January 22, 2014
Sally Jewell, United States Secretary of the Interior
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The U.S. Department of Interior said there was a breakdown in communication during U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's visit to Moffat County.
Colorado media groups say Interior Secretary violated spirit of 1st Amendment by barring reporters from public sage grouse meeting
What was intended to be a positive and constructive dialogue about the future of a small, sensitive bird in Northwest Colorado has morphed into a broader discussion about the freedom of the press in Colorado.
The Craig Daily Press is investigating a possible violation of the Colorado Sunshine Law following a meeting about sage grouse conservation. Daily Press government reporter Erin Fenner was banned from the meeting, which took place at American Legion Post 62 following Tuesday’s tour of Moffat County land by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.