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Tom RamstackTom RamstackSeptember 13, 20176min161
WASHINGTON — A congressional committee considered a bill this week to expand recreational opportunities for hunters and fishermen, but the legislation also would make it easier to buy gun silencers. The bill’s Republican supporters said during a hearing that silencers would protect the hearing of hunters and gun enthusiasts. Colorado Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, is […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchApril 17, 20174min98
While the Colorado Senate is set to debate a transportation bill this week to ask voters for a .5 percent sales tax, the state House begins work on a bill to hike hunting and fishing fees by 50 percent. One increase has gotten a lot more attention than the other. The first increase in hunting and fishing fees […]

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David O. WilliamsDavid O. WilliamsOctober 17, 201615min109

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, showing clear signs his race for CD3 has tightened in recent weeks, continues to aggressively call out former state Sen. Gail Schwartz for her comments and ads accusing Tipton of seeking to sell off federally owned public lands. Schwartz charges Tipton has sold out to coal mining and oil and gas companies and wants to transfer public lands to state or private ownership in order to increase domestic fossil fuel production. Schwartz, a Crested Butte Democrat who previously worked in ski-area design, favors preserving public lands to boost the outdoor recreation industry. “If we’re talking about outdoor recreation and protecting those public lands, let’s look at the Hermosa Creek bill that I had signed into law, that we were able to pass through a Republican-controlled Congress to be able to create those opportunities down in La Plata County,” Tipton said on a press call last month.