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Gardner Applauds Final Repeal of WOTUS Rule

                    Washington, D.C. — Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers finalized a rule to repeal the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. “Today is a victory for Colorado’s farmers, cattlemen, ranchers, and small business owners,” said Senator Gardner. “This burdensome regulation from the Obama Administration would have been harmful to Colorado’s economy and especially our agriculture community. Today’s announcement is welcome news and finally prevents an unconstitutional takeover ofRead More

Comments sought on San Luis Valley pronghorn management plans

MONTE VISTA, Colo. — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking input from the public on the proposed management plans for pronghorn in the San Luis Valley. Big-game management plans are updated every 10 years. CPW is proposing no change in management of pronghorn in the San Luis Valley.  CPW, however, would like to hear comments from hunters, ranchers and the general public.  CPW estimates the total population of pronghorns in the valley at about 2,300 — 1,400 in the northern herd (PH-14) and 900 in the southern herd (PH-16). Approximately 275Read More

Gardner Commends: New North Korea Sanctions Sanctions Were Mandated by Gardner’s 2016 North Korea Sanctions Bill

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, released the following statement today after the United States Treasury announced sanctions targeting three North Korean state-sponsored malicious cyber groups. “I welcome the Administration’s fulfillment of these long-overdue sanctions against North Korea-sponsored hacking groups,” said Senator Gardner. “North Korea’s illicit cyber activity was one of the major reasons why I led the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act, which President Obama signed into law in 2016. It was the firstRead More

Construction Begins on Additional State Hospital Beds

PUEBLO — The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (CMHIP) began construction last month on a unit that will add 24 beds to the state’s forensic hospital. Adding beds to the state hospital in Pueblo is part of a coordinated strategy to ensure patients are able to access competency services in a timely manner. The 24 beds will be within CMHIP’s High Security Forensic Institute building and are expected to open in November 2020. The project budget is $7 million. The 24 beds are part of a total 128 bedsRead More


Denver, CO (Friday, September 13) — The 3-day tour Pedal The Plains (PTP) presented by Viaero Wireless began today in Lamar, Colorado. This year’s ride is taking participants on a 164-mile adventure as they cycle through the Southeastern Plains of Colorado where history runs deep from outlaws and bandits, to the Santa Fe Trail and the Amache Japanese-American Relocation Center. The Governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, joined the ride for the official kickoff this morning to see riders on their way. “This is an amazing opportunity to highlight southeastern Colorado.Read More

Tiger muskie; the role of this silent predator in Colorado’s waters

BOULDER — Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic biologist Ben Swigle stocked 1,000, seven-inch tiger muskie fish into Gross Reservoir on a sunny Tuesday at the 440-surface acre reservoir sitting at 7,282 feet in southwest Boulder County.  A non-native fish, and one that is a hybrid, the tiger muskie plays a small albeit important role in the management of fisheries across Colorado. “They are considered a silent predator to help us control undesirable species that are present in some of our lakes and reservoirs,” said Senior Aquatic Biologist Jeff Spohn.  The undesirableRead More

Gardner and Bipartisan Group of Senators Condemn North Korean Labor Camps

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, co-sponsored a bipartisan resolution condemning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) political prison labor camp system. As North Korea appears to indicate interest in resuming talks with the U.S., the resolution, Senate Res. 303, calls on the DPRK to dismantle their brutal system, noting instances of religious persecution, rape, forced abortions and brutal executions within the camps. U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.),Read More

Former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Endorses Michael Bennet for President of the United States

DENVER — Former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter today endorsed Michael Bennet for President of the United States. Ritter, who appointed Bennet to the Senate in 2009, made the announcement at the official office opening of Bennet for America’s national headquarters in Lakewood, Colorado. Ritter issued the following statement:  “Michael has the ideas, character, and unrelenting focus on ending politics as usual that we need in our next president. “I appointed Michael to the Senate because of his ability to bring people together to get things done—especially in trying times—and IRead More

21st international poster exhibition at CSU features Soviet collection from the 1980s

In the field of graphic design, Colorado State University is best known around the world as the home of the Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition. Held every two years, the CIIPE returns to various venues on campus Sept. 20 through Nov. 1 for its 21st edition. The show of work from the world’s most distinguished poster artists and designers was created in the late 1970s by three CSU faculty members in the Department of Art and Art History who had begun attending poster exhibitions in other countries. A companion satelliteRead More

Bennet Statement on the 18th Anniversary of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks

Washington, D.C. – Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on the 18th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks: “Today, our hearts are heavy as we remember that fateful Tuesday morning 18 years ago. As we pause to honor the innocent lives taken at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and on Flight 93, as well as those we lost to 9/11-related illnesses, we also reflect on America’s hope and resilience in the wake of this tragedy. The terrorists who carried out these evil acts wantedRead More