Rocío González

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Dust dust-up: Tipton questions the EPA

WASHINGTON – Farmers represented at a hearing Thursday were not happy about proposed regulations to be implemented by the Environmental Protection Agency.At a hearing of the House Subcommittee on...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton questions Forest Service’s water policy

WASHINGTON – At a hearing for the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, Rep. Scott Tipton questioned witnesses from the U.S. Forest Service and other organizations...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chimney Rock status gaining momentum

WASHINGTON – The newest effort to make the Chimney Rock Archaeological Area a national monument received wide support at a congressional hearing Thursday.The Chimney Rock National Monument...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Udall gives Mesa Verde a little attention

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mark Udall will be the chairman of a field hearing for the Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s National Parks Subcommittee in Mesa Verde this Saturday in an effort to bring...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Salazar touts solar projects on public lands

WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior released a revised plan Thursday that designates four areas of public land in southern Colorado to serve as solar energy development areas.Secretary of...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Energy cost disclosure key to Bennet bill

WASHINGTON – Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet is leading a bipartisan bill meant to save money for homeowners across the U.S. while adding jobs to the tough economy.The senator introduced the bill last...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill promotes off-season use of ski area land

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate passed a bill sponsored by Sen. Mark Udall on Tuesday night that will help ski resorts to offer other activities, such as zip lines.The bill – the Ski Area Recreational...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet, Udall champion education reform

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan bill to reform No Child Left Behind was introduced to the Senate last week, with several provisions introduced by Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.Some of Bennet’s proposals...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Japan awards former U.S. senator high honor

WASHINGTON – Former U.S. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell was awarded the second-highest honor Japan can give a non-Japanese citizen, the Order of the Rising Sun, on Tuesday night.The ceremony was held...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators aim to extend initiatives

WASHINGTON – A soon-to-be-introduced bipartisan proposal could extend the life of two initiatives that currently support important programs in Colorado, including local schools, county maintenance...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s Broncos all the way this season

WASHINGTON – Good news, Durangoans: Get ready for uninterrupted Broncos football.Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo, confirmed Thursday that an agreement has been reached to ensure no Broncos games this...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet: Time for better teacher preparation

WASHINGTON – Teacher-preparation programs across the country are about to go through some major changes.U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., along with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, revealed on...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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