Western-based conservation groups are blasting a Republican-led effort in the US House to repeal a mandate requiring that traditional light bulbs be more energy-efficient by the start of next year.
A vote on the repeal could come as early as Monday evening. Howard Geller, executive director of the Boulder-based Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, says energy efficiency standards will save consumers money in the long run.
The Republican Party of Larimer County is evaluating its next steps after a felony theft arrest warrant on Tuesday was issued for its former leader. Ex Chairman Larry Carillo has been charged with one count of theft between $1,000 and $20,000. The money was allegedly used during 2009 and 2010 when the organization did not have a treasurer.