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Benefits of increased border patrol debated

WASHINGTON – As GOP senators prepare to fortify the border between the United States and Mexico, figures from the Customs and Border Protection show that the number of apprehensions and removals...

DATE: June 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Compromise on Senate immigration plan hopeful

WASHINGTON – In an attempt to woo Republicans on immigration reform, a group of U.S. senators drafted a “border surge” plan Thursday that would beef up patrols and expand the fence along the...

DATE: June 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate committee passes San Juan Wilderness Act

WASHINGTON – The San Juan Wilderness Act crossed an important threshold Tuesday, passing the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The bill will make its way to the Senate floor next,...

DATE: June 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Udall’s NSA stance attracts attention

WASHINGTON – In the din over the recent National Security Agency leaks, Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado has emerged as one of the leading voices against government surveillance. Udall will sit down to...

DATE: June 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Air tankers cleared for firefighting

WASHINGTON – Firefighting air tankers are set to take off now that a protest holding them back was dropped late Thursday night.Neptune Aviation, a private air-tanker contractor, filed a protest...

DATE: June 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton amendment could help airport

WASHINGTON – Rural airports such as Durango and Gunnison might receive a boost in equipment spending thanks to a bill passed in the House of Representatives on Thursday. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton,...

DATE: June 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Udall seeks grants to help prevent wildfires

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An amendment to the farm bill could help fight fires before they start. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., introduced the addition to the bill Thursday that would allow states to receive...

DATE: May 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Udall, Collins aim for sensible cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan duo in Congress is hoping lightning will strike twice on sequester legislation. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., paired with the Republican senator from Maine, Susan...

DATE: May 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Congress brews tax breaks for beer makers

Legislation fermenting in Congress this session may mean a tax break for brewers. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., reintroduced the Brewers Excise and Economic Relief (BEER) Act on Wednesday, which would...

DATE: May 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton high on Keystone Pipeline

Witnesses at a House hearing Thursday on the Keystone XL Pipeline emphasized the pipeline’s safety compared with other methods of transporting fossil fuels. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, led...

DATE: May 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

New flexibility may aid mine cleanup

WASHINGTON – Another bureaucratic hurdle in the cleanup of the Animas River was broken down Wednesday, with a new interpretation of environmental policy from the Environmental Protection Agency.In...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighting tankers spread thin

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Forest Service is in desperate need of additional firefighting air tankers, and future climate change could stretch already depleted resources.Last week, NASA scientists met...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News