Gold King Mine spill highlighted in D.C. Twitter spat

The Gold King Mine spill was highlighted this week in a Twitter spat on Capitol Hill. On Valentine’s Day, members of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources took to social media to air their disagreement over the elimination of the Stream Protection Rule by the House and the Senate. The Stream Protection Rule was… Continue reading Gold King Mine spill highlighted in D.C. Twitter spat

‘Lead by Example’ bill aims to fix VA health care issues

Constituents often tell politicians to put their money – or legislation – where their mouth is. U.S. House Resolution 307, known as the “Lead by Example Act of 2017” intends to do just that. The bill, introduced by Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, in the 114th and 115th sessions of Congress, would require that all members… Continue reading ‘Lead by Example’ bill aims to fix VA health care issues

Resolution to end stream protection rule heads to Trump’s desk

The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to approve a joint resolution disapproving of the stream protection rule. The Interior Department’s rule barred coal mining companies from dumping mining waste into streams, and was finalized in December. Coal companies and many Republicans were dissatisfied with the rule because the restrictions made it more expensive to open new… Continue reading Resolution to end stream protection rule heads to Trump’s desk

Colorado’s U.S. senators, Tipton weigh in on immigration ban

In one of his last acts in his first week as President Donald Trump signed an executive order to block all refugees from entering the United States for 120 days, and all citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries for 90 days. That led to citizens of those countries being held in airports or sent back… Continue reading Colorado’s U.S. senators, Tipton weigh in on immigration ban

March for Life participants happy with boost from Trump administration

Every year around the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade, thousands of demonstrators flock to Washington to show their dissatisfaction with the decision that legalized abortion. This year, the March for Life demonstrators had a bit more of a skip in their step because of the new administration. “I decided to… Continue reading March for Life participants happy with boost from Trump administration

Inauguration Day a celebration of America in nation’s capital

It is an experience that can be had only once every four years on Jan. 20 in one city. That day was on Friday this year, when Donald Trump was sworn in as president of the United States. All over Washington, D.C., people woke early and prepared for a historic day. “I think it’s history, and… Continue reading Inauguration Day a celebration of America in nation’s capital

Weld County equine troop performs in inaugural parade

For the Weld County Freedom Riders, performing in the presidential inaugural parade is nothing new. The six women, who range from the age of 16 to north of 60, have performed in the 2004 inauguration of President George W. Bush and the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama. On Jan. 20, they will be performing… Continue reading Weld County equine troop performs in inaugural parade