Tipton, others seek transparency in species act

RBC I During a House Natural Resources Committee hearing last week, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) underscored that federal agencies’ refusal to disclose scientific data used in the Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing process raises questions on the validity of the data and undermines species preservation efforts.

Udall and Tipton work toward making Monument into park

DENVER I U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton unveiled a bipartisan proposal last week — stemming from their years-long discussion with Mesa County residents, businesses and leaders — to re-designate Colorado National Monument as a national park. The community-driven recommendations, developed by a committee the lawmakers assembled in June 2013, reflect local […]

Tipton blasts latest attempt by EPA to control nation’s water

WASHINGTON I On Friday, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) raised concerns that a draft Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule would drastically broaden the agency’s regulatory authority over all wetlands and waterways.

Private water rights still at risk

RBC I With great foresight, the founders of this nation endeavored to protect private property from the federal government. In the West, we know that this protection extends to privately-held water rights.

Tipton pushes Jewell for sage grouse goals

RBC I On Friday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO3) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to urge Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to provide measurable goals for the preservation of the Greater Sage Grouse and the Gunnison Sage Grouse.

Tipton bill to stop USFS seizures of water rights passes committee

WASHINGTON I Last week, the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed Rep. Scott Tipton’s (R-Colo.) Water Rights Protection Act (H.R.3189) with bipartisan support, clearing the effort to protect privately-held water rights from federal takings for a vote in the House of Representatives.

Monument may become national park

RBC I After years of public input and meetings, Sen. Mark Udall, chairman of the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee, and Rep. Scott Tipton, of the House Committee on Natural Resources, announced the formation of a local executive committee to help craft discussion-draft legislation to re-designate the Colorado National Monument as a national park.

Tipton visit…


Only about 12 people were on hand for the town hall meeting with U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on May 30 at the Freeman E. Fairfield Center in Meeker.

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in Meeker today

MEEKER | U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03) will hold a town hall meeting in Meeker today to answer questions and provide a legislative update for constituents.

Tipton pushes local forest control

RBC I Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03) stressed the need for increased state and local involvement to help address the hazardous condition of forests on federal lands during a Western Caucus field hearing that took place Thursday at the Colorado State Capitol.

Tipton forest bill clears panel with local support

RBC I U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) legislation to allow greater state and local involvement in proactive wildfire prevention on federal lands cleared the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation on Thursday, April 11.

Severance tax dollars an issue

Johnnie Barton, left, a field technician at the Upper Colorado Environmental Plant Center in Meeker, shows a piece of equipment at the center to U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, center, while Callie Hendrickson, executive director of the White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts, looks on.

RBC I Rio Blanco County Commissioner Jeff Eskelson raised the issue of unequal distribution of state severance tax funds with U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on Friday, during Tipton’s visit to the Upper Colorado Environmental Plant Center. Tipton also visited with the commissioners regarding regional policy issues.