Alejandro Alvarez

Position: Herald Staff Writer

New law requires feds to coordinate for prescribed burns

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bill signed into law last week by President Barack Obama aims to reduce the chances of a prescribed wildfire going haywire. Under the Prescribed Burn Approval Act, the U.S....

DATE: Dec. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

House OKs bill that would speed claims from Gold King Mine spill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives approved a provision Thursday aimed at speeding up the process for damage claims from last year’s Gold King Mine spill into Cement Creek, a...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Senate OKs bill to explore impact of outdoor industry

WASHINGTON – The Senate has unanimously approved a measure aimed at better understanding the impact of the outdoor recreation industry on the nation’s economy. The Outdoor Recreation Jobs and...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner elected to GOP leadership role in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner will lead the GOP’s national effort to put more Republicans in the Senate. The Senate Republican Conference on Wednesday elected its new leadership for...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

D.C. protesters want Trump to acknowledge concerns

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Only days after a long election season concluded, thousands have taken to the streets in President-elect Donald Trump’s future city of residence to voice their anger and fear...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton, coal caucus oppose Stream Protection Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez , joined 49 other members of Congress in renewing their call to block a new rule aimed at protecting streams from surface coal mining. In a...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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