Government

Gardner Statement on Pruitt’s Commitment to Review EPA Decision on Gold King Mine Spill Claims

Gold King Mine - EPA

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) has reacted to President-elect Trump's intended nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, and his commitment to reviewing the EPA's decision to deny claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) for any injury or economic loss arising out of the Gold King Mine spill in August 2015. Attorney General Pruitt stated his commitment during his Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works confirmation hearing. 

Republican Party Organizational Meeting

PROMO 330 x 220 Politics - Party Symbols as Flag

The Kiowa County Republican party will hold their organizational meeting on Monday, February 6, 7:00 pm at the Bank Meeting Room in Eads. The purpose of this meeting is to elect party officers for the county for a 2 year team, appoint necessary committees, and address any other business brought forward by committee members. The public is welcome to attend this meeting, but will not have voting privileges.

Gardner Reopens Committee Fill Colorado Judicial Vacancy

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) has announced an additional opportunity to apply for the vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, one of the busiest courts in the country with more than 500 weighted cases per judgeship. The number of judgeships on the court - seven - has remained the same for over 30 years, despite the state's population growing by more than 70 percent and judicial workload remaining well above the national average. 

Federal Highway Administration Approves Central 70 Project

Road Construction

Record of Decision allows Colorado Department of Transportation to move forward with project and commitments to local communities

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved the reconstruction of Interstate 70 through central Denver, concluding a 14-year unprecedented outreach and community engagement process.

Free Legal Self-Help Clinics Set for Prowers, Otero Counties

Legal Notice

Prowers and Otero Counties will be hosting free legal self-help clinics via computer link for people without attorneys. Volunteer attorneys provide one-on-one assistance.

Otero County's clinics are offered on the second Wednesday of the month and is hosted by the Woodruff Memorial Library, located at 522 Colorado Avenue in La Junta. The next clinic is scheduled for February 8. Call 719-384-4612 to sign up for an appointment, which is be scheduled between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Secretary Williams Releases Business Indicators Report

Colorado Business

New business filings exhibited "unrelenting growth" in the final quarter of 2016, while the energy sector has reached bottom but is in the early stages of recovery, according to the latest report analyzing Colorado Secretary of State data.

The Quarterly Business & Economic Indicators Report also showed that employment growth is projected to continue but at sa lower pace in the first half of 2017.

And to few Coloradans' surprise, the report also notes enormous differences in growth persist between the urban and rural parts of the state.

EPA Determines it has Immunity from Gold King Mine Claims

Gold King Mine - EPA

January 13, 2017, the independent claims officer within the Environmental Protection Agency - guided by the U.S. Department of Justice - made a decision on the administrative claims brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) in connection with the Aug. 5, 2015 Gold King Mine release. After careful analysis, the claims officer concluded that the agency is not legally able to pay compensation for the claims.