Friday, January 31st, 2020


Aerial Survey: Though Declining, Spruce Beetle Remains Top Priority for State and Federal Agencies

Forest managers are working together to address continued outbreaks of insects and disease on Colorado’s forests, including spruce beetle, which remains the most damaging forest pest in the state for the eighth consecutive year, based on a 2019 aerial detection survey led by the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, and Colorado State Forest Service.

Colorado Missing Persons Day—February 4, 202

Colorado’s Missing Persons Day is being honored with a series of events at the state Capitol building (200 E. Colfax Avenue) beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, with the Missing Person Resolution being read by Senator Jerry Sonnenberg during the Senate session on Tuesday.  At the conclusion of the Senate session on Tuesday, a ceremony will take place on the west steps of the Capitol to honor more than 524 individuals currently missing for more than a year in the State of Colorado.

Bennet Criticizes Trump Administration’s Lack of Seriousness to Secure U.S. Leadership in Artificial Intelligence

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet sent a letter to the Trump administration addressing its inadequate commitment to securing U.S. competiveness in artificial intelligence (AI). Bennet’s letter, addressed to U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios, is in response to the regulatory principles for AI the administration released earlier this month. In the letter, Bennet criticizes the administration’s “light touch” approach and cites its policies with respect to scientific research, education, workforce training, and immigration as damaging to U.S. leadership in AI.

Unaffiliated voters may select a party preference by Feb. 3

Attention unaffiliated voters!

You may select a party preference for the upcoming Presidential Primary Election on March 3. Your selection must be made by Feb. 3. 

You will then receive your preferred party’s primary ballot. If you do not indicate a party preference, you will receive both parties’ primary ballots but you can only vote for one party. If you vote and return both ballots, neither ballot will count.

Visit to mark your party preference.