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Attention local churches!

Please get your information on Christmas services at your church to Doug by 5 p.m. Friday to appear in both the Dec. 19 editions of The I-70 Scout. You can send it to dclaussen@i-70scout.com. As always, it is helpful if you get items to us earlier.

Veterans Day Follow Up — Local WWII Hero: “Senator Gardner made a promise and kept it”

Gardner Helps Secure Posthumous Bronze Star Medal for Pearl Harbor Hero Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today spoke on the Senate floor to honor the U.S. Navy’s decision to award the Bronze Star Medal posthumously to Joseph George for saving six sailors stationed on the USS Arizona during the Pearl Harbor attack. On Veterans Day, Gardner visited with one of the sailors George saved, World War II veteran Donald Stratton, at his home in Colorado Springs where the two discussed Stratton’s “continuing effort to have the sailor who saved hisRead More

Bipartisan Public Lands Management Bill Introduced

Legislation Would Reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Washington, D.C. — Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) this week introduced a bill to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA). Before it expired in 2011, FLTFA allowed the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service in the Western United States to use the proceeds from sales of certain federally designated areas to protect lands of exceptional conservation value. In Colorado, conservation is not only part ofRead More

Tancredo’s 3rd try for Colorado Governor 2018 — Tour

Meet & Greet the Republican Candidate When: Monday, December 11th, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Where: American Legion Post 180, 595 E. Railroad Ave., Keenesburg, CO 80643 Free to attend — coffee and cookies available   SPREAD THE NEWS COMMENT, Like, Follow & SHARE  @I70Scout   RELATED NEWS              CURRENT EDITION WEATHER & TRAFFIC    PUZZLES    RECENT NEWS    ADVERTISE WITH US  

Colorado Sends Multi-Mission Aircraft to Assist California with Wildfires

LAKEWOOD — The Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) has sent one of its two Multi-Mission Aircraft’s (MMA) to assist with the wildfire situation in California. The second Multi-Mission Aircraft will remain in Colorado. The national structure for combating wildland fires is a cooperative, interagency system involving local, state, and federal agencies. When Colorado needs help to fight wildfires in our state, we rely on other states to send resources. It is our duty to help those who have helped us. The destructive wildfires have prompted evacuation orders for thousands of people andRead More

Colorado State Capitol Annex Building to be closed  December 7 and 8

December 6, 2017 – Denver, Colo. The Colorado State Capitol Annex building, located at 1375 Sherman St. in Denver, will be closed on Thursday, December 7, and Friday, December 8, 2017 due to a small fire in the housing of one of the building’s primary HVAC units. This building houses the Colorado Department of Revenue. During this time, customers can call the Tax call center at 303-238-7378 for assistance. The building is expected to re-open at 8 a.m. on Monday, December 11. All other Department of Revenue locations remain open.

Gardner Statement on Budget Committee Passage of Tax Relief Package

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (Republican-CO), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the below statement following the Budget Committee voting to send the Tax Cut and Jobs Act to the Senate floor: Today marked an important step forward to bring Coloradans and the American people tax relief. This legislation will increase wages, grow the economy, create jobs, and benefit hardworking Coloradans. I look forward to the bill being debated on the Senate floor through an open amendment process, and I’m hopeful my colleagues from both sides of the aisleRead More

Gardner Introduces Legislation to Fix Veterans Affairs

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced that he has introduced the Veterans Improved Access and Care Act of 2017, legislation designed to increase access to care for our nation’s veterans and reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hiring process to make it easier to fill staffing shortages at the agency. This legislation follows an explosive Inspector General report Gardner demanded that revealed secret wait lists at a number of Colorado VA facilities. According to a Denver Post report, the average wait time to see a primary physician at a VARead More

December Holiday DUI Enforcement Begins; Thanksgiving Gobbled 613 Impaired Drivers

The Heat Is On campaign begins It was a busy Thanksgiving holiday on Colorado roads, as residents and tourists traveled to celebrations with friends and family. To increase safety for all drivers, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies increased impaired driving enforcement as part of The Heat Is On campaign. From Nov. 17 to Nov. 27, officers arrested 613 drivers, an increase from the 522 drivers arrested during the same period last year. According to preliminary data, 193 people haveRead More

Arapahoe County phone service resolved; inbound calls now being received

CenturyLink has resolved its service outage affecting Arapahoe County government phone service. We are now able to receive inbound calls. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for the inconvenience.