STATEWIDE—Colorado law enforcement agencies are calling for an all out blitz on drunk and stoned drivers this Super Bowl weekend.  Even though the Broncos aren’t in the big game, it has grown into an unofficial national holiday of sorts as tons of snack foods are consumed and a lot of booze.  Starting tonight and continuing through Monday morning, several local agencies will be involved in the second “Heat is On” campaign of 2017. Saturation patrols will be conducted by the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and the Glenwood Springs Division of the Colorado State Patrol.  Increased patrols are in the works for the Garfield and Pitkin County Sheriff’s Offices as well as the police departments of Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Silt, Basalt and Snowmass Village.


Washington, D.C.—Third District Congressman Scott Tipton says some of the regulations passed during the final months of the Obama Administration were unnecessary, burdensome and killed jobs.  That’s why he fully supports a House action using the Congressional Review Act to make five final regulations null and void.  Tipton says one example is the BLM’s rule relating to “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties and Resource Conservation” also known as the methane venting and flaring rule.  Tipton says the BLM is not granted regulatory authority under the Clean Air Act.  He says methane emissions are already regulated by the EPA and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment so the BLM rule was redundant and unnecessary.   Another regulation that is on the chopping block is the Interior Department’s stream buffer rule which revised over 400 regulations that were already placed on coal mines across the country.   Tipton says five resolutions in all have to be approved by the Senate and signed by the president.