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CO Officials React To Trump Transgender Military Ban

Reaction from Colorado elected officials over President Trump’s decision yesterday to bar transgender people from serving in the military was swift and mostly bi-partisan. Republican Ken Buck who has been an adamant supporter of the president said in a statement, that any American who is physically and emotionally qualified should be allowed to serve. He added, that America needs a military comprised of patriots willing to Continue reading

Coloradan Named Deputy Secretary Of Interrior

Coloradan David Bernhardt was confirmed yesterday to become the Trump Administrations Deputy Secretary of the Interior. Bernhardt, who is originally from Rifle, has held several positions at the U.S. Department of the Interior, including solicitor and chief legal officer. He was approved in a 53 to 43 vote, with Colorado Senator Michael Bennet splitting away from the majority of his Democrat Continue reading

Gardner Tours Western Slope, Stops In MOCO

Senator Cory Gardner took a tour of the Western Slope last week, to meet with healthcare providers, farmers and ranchers, elected representatives and public land officials. During the tour Gardner stopped in Loma, Palisade, and Mack. Gardner also visited Dinosaur National Monument to discuss the National Park System; Pioneers Medical Center in Continue reading

EPA Nears Repeal Of Waters Of The U.S. Rule

The EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced yesterday that they are nearing repeal of the Waters of the United States Rule, which was instituted by the Obama administration in 2015. The rule significantly increased federal jurisdiction over local waterways which were historically regulated by state governments. President Trump ordered the two Continue reading

CO Senators Talk About Obamacare Replacement

Senator Cory Gardner says he’s currently reviewing the new GOP plan to replace Obama Care. Gardner was part of the group that put the replacement legislation together, but apparently, Thursday was the first time he’d seen the full bill. Gardner says the bill deserves Continue reading

CO Officials Respond To Trump’s Paris Decision

Colorado elected officials offered mixed reactions yesterday following President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, an international agreement concerning climate change and carbon emissions. Rep. Ken Buck praised the President, calling the pull-out “a win for Colorado”, while Senator Michael Bennet and Governor John Hickenlooper said they believe the Continue reading

Senators Look To Reauthorize Program Which Contributed Thousands To NW Colorado

Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet helped introduce legislation that would reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination Program. Colorado received $11.8 million in funding from the program in 2016.  Meeker schools received around $80,000, Routt County Schools collected over $166,000 Continue reading

Legislation Introduced To Move BLM Office West

Legislation has been introduced in both the US House and Senate, that would authorize the federal government to move the national BLM office to the Western United States. Senator Cory Gardner and Congressman Scott Tipton both introduced legislation in their respective chambers this week, which Continue reading

Steamboat Police Chief Named To State Board

Steamboat Police Chief Cory Christensen has been appointed to the Colorado Peace Officers Standard and Training Board by Governor Hickenlooper. The board is made up of professionals and experts from law and law enforcement communities. The POST board Continue reading

Local Police Receive Awards For Saving Lives

Five local law enforcement officers were presented with Life Saving Awards by Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta and Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume at the Craig City Council meeting Tuesday. Officer Grant Laehr , Deputy Ryan Hampton and Officer Jessey Kennel were all Continue reading

UPDATE: DA Says VA “Failed” Cory Hixson

The charges against Craig native and Purple Heart recipient Cory Hixson were dropped last week by the Weld County District Attorney. Hixson went missing from his home near Broomfield last month and was subsequently arrested two days later for reportedly breaking into a house in the Greeley area.  Hixson is Continue reading

Congressmen Question VA Over Hixson’s Treatment

Two US Congressmen have sent a letter to the VA on behalf of Cory Hixson, asking for an investigation into his treatment. The Craig veteran who received a Purple Heart after he was wounded fighting in Iraq, went missing from his home Continue reading