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ACTION ALERT: Keep the Momentum Going Against HB 1294!

Our outreach efforts against the anti-science permitting bill, HB 1294, are working and the bill has been delayed in the House Appropriations Committee while lawmakers review the updated fiscal note! Now is the time to continue the pressure against this misguided proposal and continue reaching out to legislators to ask them to vote “NO.” As […]

Craig Press: Middle schoolers from Moffat, Routt counties pitch ideas to improve community during inaugural Civics Bee

A good idea to boost a community can come from anywhere, and students were presenting plenty of them Friday night, April 21, in Craig. Craig Chamber of Commerce crowned three state-bound competitors during the first-ever National Civics Bee at Luttrell Barn Cultural Center. The event, an educational competition for middle school students, saw nine finalists […]

Campus Reform: ANALYSIS: The Chamber of Commerce intervenes in civics education crisis

A civics quiz bowl is connecting students to opportunities that, over the past two decades, they have been less likely to encounter in school. Local chambers of commerce in Craig, Colo., State College, Pa., and Lima, Ohio, recently shared their accounts of hosting the National Civics Bee alongside 37 other cities. In the second annual competition sponsored by the U.S. Chamber […]

Arvada Press: Three Arvada-area middle school students move on to statewide Civics Bee

The Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosted the first Arvada local competition of the National Civics Bee on April 18, where three middle schoolers qualified to move on to the statewide finals in Denver on May 19. The National Civics Bee is organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. … Colorado Chamber President and CEO […]

Heart of the Rockies Radio: Joseph Drexler Wins Buena Vista Civics Bee

Middle school students from Buena Vista area schools competed in the 2023 National Civics Bee regional competition this week. The event was hosted by the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce. Students competed in a live quiz event and answered questions from judges to test their civics knowledge. The top three finishers from the Buena Vista […]

Colorado Politics: Business coalition in Colorado mobilizes against emissions bill

The Colorado Chamber of Commerce-led coalition also said a provision in the bill seeks to revive a proposal from two years ago that seeks to impose a “trip reduction” program on companies aimed at curbing vehicle emissions. “Make no mistake — this bill goes far beyond just the energy industry,” Colorado Chamber President and CEO Loren […]

Craig Press: National Civics Bee to test Northwest Colorado students

Whether a person was in school this morning or 40 years ago, paying attention to lessons about the duties of the House of Representatives or the apportionment of the Presidential Cabinet is key knowledge for every American. This week will see local students show off their know-how in the National Civics Bee, which takes place […]

Craig Press: Meet the middle school Civics Bee finalists from Moffat and Routt counties

The Craig Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Colorado and U.S. chambers of commerce, will host the regional competition for the National Civics Bee from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the Luttrell Barn, 411 Emerson St. in Craig. The National Civics Bee is an initiative aimed at getting more young people engaged in […]

Arc Valley Voice: Three BV Middle School Students Heading to State Civics Bee Competition

Twenty middle school students from Buena Vista-area schools competed in the 2023 National Civics Bee regional competition in Buena Vista on Tuesday and at the end of the evening three students had emerged as the top-scoring students. The three are headed on to the state-level competition hosted by the Colorado Chamber of Commerce in Denver […]