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Western Colorado Congress (WCC) is an alliance for community action empowering people to protect and enhance their quality of life in Western Colorado since 1980. WCC members are currently working on a number of issues including local foods & agriculture, public lands management, and the impacts of developing oil & gas and uranium resources.

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Western Colorado Congress shared Conservation Colorado's event.

Join our friends from Conservation Colorado for a night of food, drinks, and dialogue about how we can create a vibrant community while protecting our environment.
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Inside Scoop: protecting our environment for a vibrant community

February 15, 2017, 6:00pm

Hampton Inn Grand Junction

Join us for a night of food, drinks, and dialogue about how we can create a vibrant community while protecting our environment. Whether your business depends on recreation and tourism, or you want to see the Grand Valley embrace our natural assets, or you simply want to protect the rivers and landscapes we all love, come join the discussion and learn about how to get engaged at the local and state level. A thoughtful discussion led by Bonsai Design Owner Sarah Shrader, Brown House PR Founder Robin Brown, GJEP Business Development Manager Steve Jozefczyk, and Conservation Colorado Public Lands Advocate Scott Braden will be followed by a Q&A panel. The Inside Scoop will be held in the Grand Room at the Hampton Inn (205 Main St.). Free parking is provided at the hotel but we encourage alternative transportation! If you would like to learn more or if you have questions, please contact Sarah McCarthy (970) 260-3859 or sarah@conservationco.org

Posted 02/15/17

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Susan JusticeThank you Karen Sjoberg! for being a strong voice for the Western Slope and all of Colorado. #NODaPL! we have the Gunnison and Mighty Colorado Rivers to protect for future generations.

1 week ago   ·  7

Scott BeilfussThanks Karen for all your work on this..we depend on your.

7 days ago   ·  6

Joyce CrawfordKeep us posted on your trip and what the senators say and then actually do!! Will cast my vote according!

7 days ago   ·  2

Jerry ColbyThanks for passing on the message!

7 days ago   ·  2

Rick HurtLot of good it's going to do talking to Gardner! I called and emailed about his choice for Sec. of Edu. Lotta good that did, but I got a very nice email from him thanking me for participating in the democratic process!! Wonder how he spent her 40,000 bucks she donated to him!

6 days ago   ·  1

Gene ManzanaresKaren, glad that you are participating in the process, but just as you feel that you're not represented, there are thosands who feel you're not representative of their voices as well. Continued government restraints is clearly not the answer. You might be content, safe and generally happy with where you're at in life right now, but thousands more of Colorado's citizens are not. Vital good paying jobs were lost when Colorado got greedy with the fees it was charging the energy industries to do business, so they left! Now other states are benefiting from Colorado government's mistakes! Colorado not only failed to increase that energy based tax revenue, we lost it altogether!! This caused a massive state budgerary crisis!! The Energy industry bends over backwards to keep both people and lands safe!! Spend some time with the those who do the work, to see the standards they are held to in order to keep what they do safe. They provide you with an affordable utility bill and the luxury of turning your lights on and provide heat for your home. You have a means to affordably drive you're car every day and where do you think that has comes from? I applaud your efforts in the democratic process, but Corey Gardner represents a larger voice than just the state capital region.

4 days ago

Carrie Anne Part DeuxI went to Gardner's office personally with 3 others to say NO on devos - a lot of good that did

6 days ago   ·  2

Fred A AndersenScrew that. VOTE YES CORY, Western Colorado needs the jobs.

5 days ago   ·  2

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Annie Deprey MurphyWay to go Karen Sjoberg! Thank you for representing the Western Slope.

6 days ago   ·  2

Betty FultonThank you and good luck. Cory Gardner will be tough and is no friend of clean air

3 days ago

Elizabeth Dewey HighI called last week. Is there something more that I can do? Is there any point in calling more than once? Way to go Karen!

5 days ago

David ReedGreat work Karen.

7 days ago   ·  2

Ana BuickThank you SO much!

6 days ago   ·  1

Cari TaylorGo Karen Sjoberg!

6 days ago   ·  1

Diana WoodsThank you Karen!

5 days ago

Vince BirthGood luck. Smile but deaf ears. Thx Karen.

4 days ago

Sue Mills Saelens BrackettOur voices must be heard!

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Kristen Hovis RinderleNate Rinderle

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Western Colorado Congress shared Sacred Stone Camp's photo.

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The Army Corps is skipping the 14-day notification period and intend to grant the easement needed to drill no earlier than 24 hours after delivery of their Notice of Intent. Further threats to the water are clearly imminent. When the easement is granted, we're asking for mass-distributed actions in support of water protectors and the SRST tribe who will file for temporary restraining order and an injunction to halt construction, but as we've seen before those filings will not stop the machines from digging into Unci Maka, Mother Earth. Construction could begin at any time. If you go to Standing Rock, expect police violence, mass arrests, felony charges for just about anything, abuse while in custody, targeted persecution and racial profiling while driving around the area, etc. We are calling for emergency actions all over the world. PLEASE, THIS IS OUR LAST STAND. Please visit everydayofaction.org to find or register an action wherever you are. Check out our world action map at bit.ly/nodapl2017 #NoDAPL

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Protect Battlement Mesa’s drinking water

BCC-Press-Confrence-7_19_16_cropIn January, Ursa Resources and Battlement Mesa Partners asked Garfield County to change the language of Battlement Mesa’s founding document to allow for oil and gas waste water injection wells within our community. The issue will be heard by the Garfield Planning and Zoning Commission on February 8 at 6 pm at the Garfield County Administration Building. Please join us in urging the Commission to vote ‘NO’ on the rezoning proposal. <<Read more>>

Change begins here

National politics matter, but decisions made at the state and local level affect our lives more.

Did you know that Western Colorado Congress organizes a free People’s Lobby Trip each spring, where we’ll have the opportunity to meet with our legislators in Denver about issues that matter to us? Please consider joining us! <<Read more >>

2016 was a heckuva year

2016-WCC-Highlights-12016 kept WCC members and staff moving — from circulating petitions and knocking on doors in support of raising Colorado’s minimum wage, to hikes into our public lands affected by a proposed management plan. Somehow we managed to fit it all in two pages of highlights! Check it out!

Western Colorado Congress

134 North Sixth Street 
P.O. Box 1931
Grand Junction, CO 81502
(970) 256-7650 ph; (970) 245-0686 fax