Government

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.  

Rural Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Begins Monday

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Starting Monday, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies across the state will conduct a seven-day high-visibility Click It or Ticketenforcement period targeting rural areas of Colorado. These areas tend to have the lowest seat belt use rates in the state. Currently, Colorado's statewide seat belt use rate is 84 percent, ranking Colorado in the bottom third in the nation.

Millet Association will Present Survey Results at Public Hearing

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Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Don Brown has announced a referendum of producers will be conducted August 9-31, 2018 on a millet marketing order in Colorado.  The High Plains Millet Association (HPMA) supports a millet marketing order and presented the results of a recently conducted survey to determine producer interest in a millet marketing order and check-off program to a public hearing held on June 22, 2018 in Akron.  

Ken Buck Announces 4th District Service Academy Appointees

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Congressman Ken Buck (CO-04) announced the names of the 10 students he nominated from Colorado's 4th Congressional District who have received appointments to the U.S. service academies. Of the 10, four will attend the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, two will attend the Merchant Marine Academy, one will attend the Naval Academy, and three will attend West Point. Each of these candidates has been appointed for their superior academic and athletic achievements as well as their commitment to public service in their communities.

Independence Day DUI Enforcement Begins Friday – Tips for Safe Celebrations

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As Coloradans prepare for Fourth of July barbecues, parties and festivities, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies are teaming up to keep impaired drivers off the road. Law enforcement from 88 agencies across the state will be out with increased patrols, saturation patrols or checkpoints for the Fourth of July DUI enforcement period, which runs from Friday, June 29, through Thursday, July 5 as part of CDOT's The Heat Is On campaign.