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Motorcycle Safety Efforts Gear Up Ahead of Sturgis Rally 

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44 Motorcycle Deaths so far in 2018   

In Colorado, motorcycle deaths have increased 20 percent in the last five years. To keep roads safe for those traveling to and from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado State Patrol (CSP) will conduct a joint DUI enforcement period from August 3 to 13. A Safe to Sturgis campaign will also enhance efforts to increase roadway safety.

Gardner, Bennet Backed Amendment to Maintain Southwest Chief Train Services Passes Senate

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An amendment cosponsored by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) to maintain Amtrak train services along the established, long-distance passenger rail route of the Southwest Chief, #3665, was included in the 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.

Governor Appoints Yuma County Court Judge in 13th Judicial District

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has appointed Kristei Jones as a Yuma County Court Judge in the 13th Judicial District. He fills a vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Sara Marie Wagers-Johnson.  

Jones is a ranch owner and operator, as well as a location manager at the Aurora Cooperative. He has served as a Volunteer Fireman in Wauneta and Wray since 1995. He also served as the Mayor of Wray from 2008-2012, and was a member of the Wray City Council from 2004-2008. 

Senator Bennet’s Office Holding “Listening Session” in Kiowa County

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Do you need help dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs, IRS, Social Security Administration, or another federal agency? Do you have a suggestion for Congress that will help your family or community? If so, then Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet invites residents from Kiowa County to meet with a member of his Colorado staff.

Dwight Gardner, the representative from Bennet's office in this region, will meet one-on-one with Coloradans on Thursday July 26, 2018

Capitol Review: Let’s Talk Common Sense and Facts about Guns

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In the debates that rage after each highly-publicized mass shooting, one side claims that more restrictive gun laws could prevent future such tragedies while the other side counters that the rights of law-abiding gun owners shouldn't be sacrificed because of the horrendous act of someone who disregarded existing laws.

CDOT Hosting Telephone Town Hall Focused on Southeast Colorado Transportation Issues

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall Tuesday, July 24, for the residents of Baca, Bent, Crowley, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, Park, Prowers, Pueblo and Teller counties. This call will include a discussion of transportation matters in Southern Colorado and provide a forum for people to ask questions.