Karen Frantz

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Tipton preparing Chimney Rock bill

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton said he will soon introduce legislation that would bring Chimney Rock a step closer to becoming a national monument.“A Chimney Rock National Monument would create a win-win...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill seeks to remove roadless protections

WASHINGTON – Republican lawmakers and the Obama administration are at odds over a bill that would remove federal protections for millions of acres of public land and open them up for development...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton looks at all deficit-cutting proposals

WASHINGTON – As the U.S. gets closer to defaulting on its debt, Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, stopped short of saying he will vote for a GOP plan in the House to raise the debt ceiling and reduce...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Failure to raise debt ceiling could hit home in Colorado

WASHINGTON – Government programs that hundreds of thousands of Coloradans rely upon likely will be halted or reduced if Congress fails to raise the legal amount of money the U.S. is allowed to...

DATE: July 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senators warn of upcoming debt deadline

WASHINGTON – Senator Mark Udall said that in order to avoid potential economic catastrophe, Washington must not wait until the Aug. 2 deadline to raise the debt limit.“We’ve got to stop the...

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Udall, Bennet look to ease mine cleanup

WASHINGTON – Colorado’s senators sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency this week seeking clarification about rules related to the cleanup of abandoned hard-rock mines that pollute...

DATE: June 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bills back trend of rental solar panels

WASHINGTON – More and more Coloradans are opting to lease solar energy systems for their homes to avoid the large up-front cost of buying solar panels.To facilitate the practice, Sen. Mark Udall,...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Could the armed forces be greener?

Sen. Mark Udall announced Wednesday he will soon introduce a bill that would expand on efforts to make the military less reliant on fossil fuels and more energy efficient – alleviating what some...

DATE: June 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton, official talk turkey

WASHINGTON – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and House Republicans agreed at a Thursday meeting that something desperately needs to be done to curb the country’s mounting debt, but Geithner...

DATE: June 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Club 20 to lawmakers: Don’t choke economy

WASHINGTON – Regulatory burdens on business were named as a key barrier to economic vitality and job creation in meetings between a Western Slope lobbying group and members of the Colorado...

DATE: May 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Senate panel hears bill for Chimney Rock

WASHINGTON – A proposal to make Chimney Rock a national monument was considered Wednesday in a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing, marking a key step in the legislative process.The bill would affect...

DATE: May 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado delegation: Work to do

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark Udall hailed the killing of Osama bin Laden as military and moral success for the nation, while also asserting the need to press forward against al-Qaida and on other...

DATE: May 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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