Scott Tipton

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  • Tipton asks feds about small banks
  • Paonia sends notice about drinking water violations
  • Waldorf school initiative loses state appeal
  • Economic development bill progresses at state capitol
  • Police reform bills introduced at state capitol
hemp plants
flickr/edwardthebonobo

A federal bill to legalize industrial hemp farming has the backing of a Colorado Congressman. 

The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 was introduced in the U.S. Senate last week. 

The bill would remove industrial hemp from the marijuana definition in the Controlled Substance Act thus allowing farmers to grow it.

Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner is one of the bill’s co-sponsors.

Scott Tipton
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

U.S. Representative Scott Tipton stopped in Delta on Wednesday as part of his tour of the Western Slope. 

At a meeting with the Delta County Commissioners Tipton discussed economic issues, broadband, rural health care, energy and tax reform. He also gave a congressional update. 

KVNF's Laura Palmisano interviewed Tipton during his visit.

Tipton represents Colorado's 3rd Congressional District which covers most of the western part of the state. 

He's also scheduled to meet with the Ouray County Commissioners on Thursday in Ridgway.

Newscast

  • Tipton plans visit to the Western Slope
  • Oil and gas future discussed at forum as well as task force recommendations
  • Solar facility saves city of Grand Junction thousands
  • I­-70 construction to start up again
  • GOP religious liberty bills draw criticism, fail in state House
  • Artists capture North Fork in art installation

Editor's Note: KVNF's Regional Newscast for Wednesday, March 11, 2015 did not air due to technical difficulties. We apologize for any confusion. 

The Hermosa Creek watershed is an expanse north of Durango that covers roughly 108 thousand acres. 

Abel Tapia
Laura Palmisano

Democrat Abel Tapia is challenging Republican Congressman Scott Tipton for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District seat. The 3rd District covers most of Western Colorado. Tapia campaigned in the North Fork Valley Friday evening. KVNF's Laura Palmisano interviewed Tapia at a voter meet-and-greet in Paonia.

Interview Transcript 

PALMISANO: The Western Slope is typically very red. What do you think your chances are running against a Republican in this district?

Colorado National Monument
National Parks Service

The movement to transform Colorado National Monument into a national park hit a setback Monday.

  Newscast

  • Delta’s Meadow Gold plant, open since 1951, to close
  • New poll says Senate race tied between Udall and Gardner
  • Neurosurgeon Shogan enters Senate race as an Independent
  • Hickenlooper undecided on banning traffic cameras
  • Record low in Grand Junction yesterday heralds another round of winter
  • Tipton has raised more than all his opponents combined

Headlines:

  • Rep. Scott Tipton sponsors new energy development bill in House
  • Tom Tancredo enters race, seeks to oust Hickenlooper from Governor's chair
  • Mountainfilm Festival begins this weekend in Telluride
  • Kebler Pass open, Paonia Reservoir stocked on eve of Holiday weekend
  • Weekly look at Western Slope skies

Headlines:

  • SG Interests Has Connections With Scott Tipton
  • Former Paonia Finance Officer To Be Charged With Theft
  • Region 10 Names New Executive Director
  • iSeeChange Finds Black Widows Everywhere
  • Montrose County Road Closure

In this debate, we hear from three candidates for Colorado's Third Congressional District: Republican incumbent Scott Tipton, Democratic challenger Sal Pace, and Independent challenger Tisha Casida.