U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton

Congress moves a step closer to naming peaks after Norwood climbers

A bill to name two 13,000-foot peaks in the Wilson Range in memory of two mountaineers from Norwood has passed the U.S. House by a vote of 409-0. Introduced by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Cortez) the...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Republicans tout tax plan as it heads to president’s desk

WASHINGTON – Colorado Republicans were united in passing the tax reform plan that has been making its way through Congress since November. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Rep. Scott Tipton,...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Carbondale lawyer Karl Hanlon visits Durango in trek to topple Tipton

Karl Hanlon visited Durango Monday on his first day on the road in his quest to knock off U.S. Rep Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, and flip the Republican-leaning 3rd Congressional District in Colorado to...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC professor: Tax plan’s hit to graduate students could harm economy

WASHINGTON – A Fort Lewis College professor says the proposed Republican tax overhaul plan that includes changes to tax deductions for graduate students could have long-term harm to the economy...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton tours McPhee area with Montezuma County officials

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, was brought up to speed on issues at Sage Hen and House Creek during a tour Friday with Montezuma County and San Juan National Forest Service officials. Tipton saw...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

DACA: Congress failing to act on immigration will weaken U.S. economy and security

The timing of the announcement of President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program could not have been worse. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered an...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

EPA chief tours Gold King Mine; Colorado officials field questions

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s visit to the Superfund site north of Silverton on Friday has encouraged state and local officials, who say they were promised it would be a top...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill would extend free access to America’s public lands for fourth-graders

DENVER – Lawmakers are hoping to take a successful program that gives free access to public lands to fourth-grade students and their families and turn it into a law. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton,...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Steamboat Springs Democrat will challenge Scott Tipton for House seat

DENVER – A Steamboat Springs Democrat has thrown her hat into the ring for the 2018 congressional race against U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colorado. State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush announced Thursday...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Callers voice health care, business, opioid concerns in Tipton town hall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, addressed concerned listeners on multiple issues during a telephone town hall Monday evening. Most callers said they were worried about potential...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zinke: Canyons of the Ancients isn’t on priority list

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is one of 27 monuments earmarked for review by Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, but his recent comments indicate it is not a priority for changes. During...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water protection bill aims to put court ruling into law

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, is pushing for a bill that would prevent federal agencies from taking ski resorts’ water rights. Tipton and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, have...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News