U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet

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

Sen. Bennet says Senate Republicans’ tax plan ‘fundamentally flawed’

WASHINGTON – Sen. Michael Bennet sharply criticized Senate Republicans’ proposed tax bill for catering to the wealthy and shortchanging the middle class. Bennet, D-Colo., fielded questions during a...

DATE: Nov. 28, 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

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