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Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential workers and activities.

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton

State health official: Coronavirus cases in Colorado expected to grow in coming months

The health care system in Colorado will be overburdened unless people try to prevent the need for medical assistance in the first place by staying home, a chief medical officer said during a...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Local officials: Give residents Denver TV news now

The struggle to get Denver TV broadcast in La Plata County has been going on for years, but with the outbreak of the coronavirus, local officials say getting information to residents from the state...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump declares national state of emergency, rolls out coronavirus testing plan

President Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency Friday, releasing federal money to help states address the coronavirus and modifying health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid to...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boebert campaigns against Tipton in Durango

Lauren Boebert told 40 people at her Durango meet and greet Thursday she’s running into Republicans who want an active representative in Congress, “not someone just warming a seat thinking we’re in...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

John Salazar endorses James Iacino in 3rd Congressional District race

A former congressman of Colorado’s 3rd District, John Salazar, announced his endorsement Monday of James Iacino for the Democratic primary. The last Democrat to represent Colorado’s 3rd District,...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

House committee to subpoena Interior over BLM move to Grand Junction

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources voted Wednesday to give its chairman the power to subpoena the Department of the Interior to obtain documents related to the controversial Bureau of...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Wilderness Act passes in U.S. House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019 by a solid margin Wednesday night despite disagreement among Colorado’s congressional delegation. Rep. Diana DeGette,...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump applauds U.S. economic growth in State of the Union

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump commended the country’s economic growth under his administration in the State of the Union address Tuesday night. The speech was the first time Trump addressed...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton’s GOP challenger plans events in Southwest Colorado

Lauren Boebert, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton for the Republican nomination for the U.S. 3rd Congressional District, plans two events in Cortez on Friday and Saturday. Boebert , who...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tom Tancredo endorses Tipton challenger in Republican primary

Tom Tancredo, a former U.S. House representative and hardliner on immigration, has endorsed Lauren Boebert, a gun-toting restaurant owner from Rifle, who is running against Scott Tipton in the...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trade deal with Mexico, Canada restores some certainty for Colorado farmers

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada into law Wednesday, solidifying a deal that restores some trade certainty to farmers in Colorado. The treaty,...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, House lawmakers propose changes to Endangered Species Act

Local agencies working on the ground should decide whether to list a species as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, according to a renewed bill from Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez. The bill,...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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