U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet

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

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

Studies examine aspects of latest House health care bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The $23 billion allocated for certain people with pre-existing conditions under the American Health Care Act might not be enough to fully cover the necessary 2.2 million people. ...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate defeats attempt to undo BLM’s methane rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gwen Lachelt may have impacted the votes that defeated the joint resolution to disapprove of the Department of the Interior’s methane rule. On a visit to Washington on Tuesday,...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Confirmation hearing begins for Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON – Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination hearing to become an associate justice of the Supreme Court was aptly characterized Monday by Gorsuch: “This is quite a lot different than the last time...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet vows to fight president on immigration, climate change

Sen. Michael Bennet vowed to fight federal cuts to health care and clean air and water protections during a packed town hall meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel on Friday morning. He also called for...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

How did Montezuma County's precincts vote?

Republican President-elect Donald Trump won all but one of Montezuma County’s 11 precincts on Tuesday, claiming 60 percent of the total vote to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s 30 percent.In...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado ranks 36th for college debt; SCCC students average $11,500

Coloradans have less college debt than most Americans, according to a report by LendEDU.com, a student-loan website.Colorado borrowers have an average of $26,095 in student loan debt,...

DATE: March 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Politicians buried in calls, emails from constituents

Since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, many politicians have been inundated with calls and correspondence from their constituents. The interest was spurred by Trump’s Cabinet nominations...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Resolution to end stream protection rule heads to Trump’s desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to approve a joint resolution disapproving of the stream protection rule. The Interior Department’s rule barred coal mining companies from dumping...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators react to Supreme Court nomination

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, garnering strong...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News