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 29, 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 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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: Nation & World

Colo. delegation responds to strikes

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: Regional News

Sen. Cory Gardner questions former colleague in confirmation hearing for secretary of state

WASHINGTON – CIA Director Mike Pompeo faced questions from Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner about United States foreign policy toward Asia on Thursday at the director’s confirmation hearing to become...

DATE: April 12, 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: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump signs spending bill, averts shutdown

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill Friday afternoon after threatening a veto hours before federal funding lapsed. It drastically increases defense and domestic...

DATE: March 23, 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 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are Gardner, Bennet, Tipton bills a prescription for opioid crisis?

Southwest Colorado’s congressional delegation has introduced a series of bills in an effort to combat the nationwide opioid epidemic. The bills were introduced last week – the same week the Centers...

DATE: March 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News