Rio Blanco County Archives - Colorado Politics
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Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandOctober 12, 20179min226
The announcement this week from Scott Pruitt of the Environmental Protection Agency that he would rescind the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan is, not surprisingly, welcome news to Colorado’s coal industry, as well as to the communities the industry supports. But whether the end of the Clean Power Plan will actually change anything in Colorado […]

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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinFebruary 2, 201714min104

Establishing a broadband office to help bring reliable, accessible and affordable internet access to rural Colorado won't cost state government very much in terms of ongoing costs, and the economic benefits could greatly help local communities and the state, according to officials in the governor's Office of Information Technology. The broadband office was announced by Gov. John Hickenlooper in his Jan. 12 State of the State address, with a goal of helping the state get from 70 to 85 percent broadband internet coverage in the next two years and 100 percent coverage by 2020.