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Under the Dome: Summer — Time to travel, listen and learn

August 23, 2019

My senate colleagues from the Denver or Colorado Springs area can describe their districts by the streets that bound the communities that they represent. When they ask me about my district, I mention the borders of Wyoming and Utah and the Continental Divide. Their events are minutes apart, and mine are hours. I'm not complaining. I would challenge any state senator in the country to represent an area as rich in natural beauty and wonderful citizens.

I-70 concerns dominate conversation at CDOT listening tour

August 15, 2019

BRECKENRIDGE — Officials from the Colorado Department of Transportation stopped Tuesday in Summit County as part of the agency’s summer statewide listening tour. CDOT is visiting towns across Colorado to gather feedback and concerns about...

Craig City Council rolls taxes into new marijuana ordinance

August 14, 2019

The Craig City Council voted to increase the proposed excise and sales taxes on marijuana sold inside the city limits Tuesday night — taxes that will take effect only if voters vote yes on several marijuana-related ballot questions in November.

Marijuana, solar power on Craig City Council agenda

August 12, 2019

Craig City Council will hold the first reading of its proposed marijuana ordinance and possibly act on a major solar project this week. According to the council agenda, Paul Knowles of the Museum of Northwest...

BLM offering Western Slope oil and gas leases for sale

July 26, 2019

Friday will mark the first day of a 30-day protest period for the Bureau of Land Management’s sale of oil and gas leases across Colorado’s Western Slope. According to a Friday news release from the...

Colorado water board changes course, will open up meetings to public

July 25, 2019

After a week filled with pushback from water managers and users, especially on the Western Slope, the director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board has decided to hold upcoming workgroup meetings about a potential water-demand management effort in public and will no longer ask the workgroup volunteers to sign non-disclosure agreements or always meet behind closed doors.

CPW seeks input on potential for new state parks

July 25, 2019

There are 41 state parks across Colorado offering access to some of the state’s most magnificent and diverse outdoor natural features, from mountain lakes to world class rock climbing, hiking and camping. Colorado’s state parks...