Gardner: BLM headquarters will move to Grand Junction

The Bureau of Land Management will move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to Grand Junction, Sen. Cory Gardner announced Monday. “Relocating the Bureau of Land Management to the Western Slope...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado wilderness bill passes committee in partisan vote

WASHINGTON – Democrats in the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed a sweeping Colorado wilderness bill this week in a vote along party lines. The bill will head to the House floor, where...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats make early bid to unseat Tipton with misleading ad

Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, may have won re-election to the U.S. House less than a year ago, but Democrats have already started campaigning for his seat in the 2020 election. The Democratic...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton, Trump seek to expedite ‘critical’ mining permits

WASHINGTON – Just a month after U.S. House Republicans introduced a bill to streamline the permitting process for mineral mining, the Trump administration has asked the same of the U.S. Department...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Natural disaster aid bill to help Forest Service recoup funds

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House passed a comprehensive natural disaster aid package Monday evening that provides $19.1 billion for wildfire, hurricane, tornado, earthquake and flood relief. Among the...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rep. Scott Tipton navigates new territory: A Democratic-controlled House

WASHINGTON – Congressional representatives filtered in throughout the hearing, with strategically placed aides along the edges of the room ready to prep them on the pertinent details. Rep. Scott...

DATE: June 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Partisan bills compete to reform hard-rock mining laws

WASHINGTON – Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress agree that federal hard-rock mining regulations, which are governed by a 147-year-old law, need updating. But the partisan bills that...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill reintroduced asking federal government to pay portion of tuition waiver

A bipartisan group of Colorado representatives have proposed legislation that would provide financial relief to states like Colorado that offer free college tuition to Native American students at...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State, federal officials want to know: What’s up with Denver TV in Southwest Colorado?

WASHINGTON – Colorado Rep. Scott Tipton and state Attorney General Phil Weiser put pressure on the Federal Communications Commission this week to allow Denver-based TV signals to reach more homes...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public lands package passes House, heads to Trump’s desk

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a sweeping public lands package, including bills long supported by several Colorado congressmen. The bill held bipartisan House...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rep. Tipton votes against House resolution to overturn Trump’s emergency declaration

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton voted against a House resolution Tuesday to overturn President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the southern border. The Democratic-led...

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

Tipton wants to make free parks pass permanent for 4th-graders

U.S. House Rep. Scott Tipton has introduced legislation seeking to make permanent a federal program that provides fourth-graders free access to federally managed lands. Every Kid in a Park, first...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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