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Colo. delegation split on Obama spending plan

WASHINGTON – When President Barack Obama released his 10-year budget blueprint, Colorado’s Democratic senators and Durango’s Republican Congressman saw things differently.Obama’s plan suggests...

DATE: April 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet, Udall support REI boss

WASHINGTON – Sens. Michael Bennet and Mark Udall voted Wednesday to confirm Sally Jewell as Secretary of the Interior, approving her to take over the department from Ken Salazar, a former senator...

DATE: April 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton’s bill to boost hydro clears House

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s Hydropower and Rural Jobs Act by a 416-7 vote on Wednesday, streamlining the regulatory process for small hydropower...

DATE: April 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Energy secretary nominee gets nod from Mark Udall

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mark Udall questioned energy secretary nominee Ernest Moniz about a renewable-energy laboratory in Golden, nuclear energy and climate change during a Senate committee hearing...

DATE: April 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grant will replace firefighters’ cameras

WASHINGTON – Durango Fire & Rescue Authority will use an $81,000 federal grant to purchase 10 new thermal-imaging cameras, said Fire Chief Dan Noonan.The grant will cover about 90 percent of the...

DATE: April 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kids debate stance in White House Easter Egg Roll

WASHINGTON – Thousands of kids. Long, wooden spoons. Hard-boiled eggs. It’s every parent’s go-to recipe for disaster.Or a massive serving of egg salad, at least.But at the 135th annual White House...

DATE: April 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Udall ramps up fundraising for his 2014 run

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mark Udall raised more than $1.5 million in the last three months, the result of ramped-up efforts for the 2014 elections, according to his acting campaign manager Michael...

DATE: March 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet stirs up environmentalists

WASHINGTON – Colorado environmentalists protested Sen. Michael Bennet’s votes on two nonbinding budget amendments about the Keystone XL Pipeline on Tuesday in Denver, calling the Colorado...

DATE: March 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obama to tout gun control in Denver

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will visit Denver on Wednesday to discuss gun control, the White House said.Obama will “continue to ask the American people to join him in calling on Congress to...

DATE: March 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet, Udall reiterate support of gay marriage

WASHINGTON – As the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in two cases about same-sex marriage this week, Colorado’s senators point to their support of marriage equality and successful efforts to...

DATE: March 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sequester cuts expected to hit home

WASHINGTON – It's like a giant game of wait-and-see, but with millions of dollars of federal funding on the line for Colorado.As Congress scrambles to avert automatic spending cuts, called...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

They're baaack

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet introduced the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act in the last week, but it's not this bill's first time around the block.It was first...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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