Position: Herald Staff Writer

Colorado senator goes from farming to foreign policy adviser

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s cellphone service begins to cut out about 20 miles south of his family farm in Yuma, a small town of about 3,500 residents on the far eastern plains of...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner: U.S. should remain skeptical of North Korea, keep sanctions in place

As the Trump administration inches toward a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on his country’s nuclear weapons program, Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner has the ear of the president,...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Cory Gardner decries ‘hypocrisy’ in Pompeo hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner has criticized his colleagues on the Foreign Relations Committee for their “hypocrisy” as they prepare for a vote this week to move CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet introduces bill to protect 61,000 acres in the San Juan Mountains

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet introduced a bill Thursday that would designate nearly 61,000 acres of the San Juan Mountains as wilderness, extending the strictest federal conservation...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Cory Gardner: Consider labeling Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

WASHINGTON – Colorado Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner on Thursday reiterated a call from earlier in the week for the State Department to explore labeling Russia a state sponsor of terrorism. The...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado delegation responds to airstrikes in Syria

WASHINGTON – Southwest Colorado’s congressional delegation had a mixed response to President Donald Trump’s decision to strike Syrian military targets late Friday, expressing mostly support for...

DATE: April 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner questions Zuckerberg on Facebook’s user privacy agreement

WASHINGTON – A joint Senate committee pressed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday about his company’s handling of user data after it was revealed that 87 million users had their data accessed...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

This week in Washington: Transgender troops, Census citizenship and North Korea

Congress kicked off a two-week Easter recess this week after passing a $1.3 trillion spending bill late last week, funding the government through the end of September. The Trump administration took...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sex trafficking bill heads to president’s desk

The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill Wednesday afternoon that increases penalties on websites that knowingly facilitate sex trafficking. The bill, known as the Allow States and...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Improving rural internet about more than watching Netflix

WASHINGTON – In 2016, a cut in a fiber-optic cable in Cortez temporarily shut down a 911 call center and caused widespread internet outages across the region. The event highlighted a pervasive...

DATE: March 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Washington wonders what’s next for Gov. John Hickenlooper

WASHINGTON – The political horse race junkies in Washington are dying to know if a presidential run is in the cards for Gov. John Hickenlooper. But the Colorado Democrat refuses to show his hand....

DATE: Feb. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Sen. Cory Gardner’s bill aids rural broadband development

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of senators, including Cory Gardner, introduced a bill that would expand broadband in rural areas where the internet access is either slow or inaccessible. Gardner,...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News