Diane Mitsch Bush hopes environmental platform can unseat Rep. Scott Tipton

Former Routt County Commissioner Diane Mitsch Bush is making a second attempt to unseat Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, with environmental priorities in mind. The 2018 Democratic nominee for the 3rd...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Front Range needs to stop taking Western Slope’s water, politicians say

The availability of water faces an uncertain future in Colorado, but people along the Front Range – where most of the state’s residents live – should not be looking to the Western Slope – where...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CORE Act passes House with bipartisan support

The Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, garnering bipartisan support. The CORE Act, introduced by Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., in...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango climate activist makes second attempt to unseat Scott Tipton

Democrat Root Routledge is running to unseat Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., for the second time, on a platform centered strongly around climate activism. Routledge’s campaign is a solo operation....

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrat announces candidacy in effort to unseat Rep. Scott Tipton

Political newcomer James Iacino, a Democrat, has joined the race to unseat Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., in the 3rd Congressional District in 2020. With his family immigrating to Colorado 117 years...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rep. Scott Tipton says he prioritizes his district over impeachment

The launch of an impeachment inquiry last month sparked concerns for Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., as it relates to the timing of the inquiry and what it means for the prioritization of issues...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More scenic byways expected within a year

WASHINGTON – A revival of the National Scenic Byways program is underway after a bill became law last month requiring the U.S. Department of Transportation to open an application process for new...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

House approves marijuana banking bill

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House passed the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act this week to protect marijuana business from unfair banking practices, receiving praise from Colorado lawmakers. The...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal lawmakers take interest in Durango’s uranium waste

Legislation to identify disposal sites for radioactive material was introduced last week by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet to work toward a solution for storing residual...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton visits Southwest Memorial

Officials and staff members with Southwest Memorial hospital met with U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton about local health care services last week. Tipton toured the new $32 million expansion that includes a...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill to boost renewable energy production gains bipartisan support

WASHINGTON – A bill aiming to increase renewable energy production on public lands is gaining broad support as it makes its way through the U.S. House. A bipartisan group of 24 lawmakers –...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Adding to thicket: Tipton proposes his own wilderness bill

WASHINGTON – Two bills seeking to protect large swaths of wilderness in Colorado are making their way through U.S. Congress. Dissatisfied with the two Democrat-backed bills, Rep. Scott Tipton,...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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