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  • Improving CFPB Compliance Through Better Guidance
    Posted in In the News on November 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Following the Great Recession, the United States has undergone a dramatic change in consumer behavior with the rise of the renter. According to a 2017 Pew Research Center study, more people are renting today than at any time in the last 50 years. The increase in households renting coincides with an almost 5 percent drop in the rate of homeownership since 2006. That drop has been felt the hardest in the West, where the homeownership rate stands just under 60 percent, according to the U.S. Census ... Read more

  • Rep. Coffman denounces racist Trump ad linking Central American migrants to killer, other major Colorado Republicans quiet
    Posted in In the News on November 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    President Trump on Wednesday revved up his anti-immigrant rhetoric after posting a provocative ad linking an undocumented man convicted of killing two cops to the thousands of Central American migrants seeking asylum and currently making their way to the U.S. border. Trump’s ad shows footage of Luis Bracamontes, who was given the death penalty in April after being convicted of killing two Sacramento-area sheriff’s deputies in October 2014. In the ad, Bracamontes is seen laughing during court pro... Read more

  • Bennet, Polis, Frisco Flight for Life widow Karen Mahany celebrate signing of helicopter safety law
    Posted in In the News on October 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    Sunshine streamed through static rotors of a North Colorado EMS helicopter onto a small crowd gathered in front of it on Friday morning as fallen Flight For Life pilot Patrick Mahany's legacy was cemented at a ceremony at the High Country Training Center in Frisco. Dignitaries including Rep. Jared Polis and Sen. Michael Bennet joined Patrick's widow, Karen Mahany, and severely-injured flight nurse Dave Repsher in celebrating the passage of legislation that may save the lives of future EMS pilots... Read more

  • Federal Law To Prevent Fiery Helicopter Crashes Celebrated In Summit County
    Posted in In the News on October 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    FRISCO, Colo. (CBS4)– It’s been three years since a Flight for Life helicopter went down in a fiery crash, killing one and seriously injuring two others. The passage of a federal bill to prevent such fires after crashes was celebrated in Summit County. Karen Mahany’s husband, the pilot, was killed. Patrick Mahany had flown for Flight for Life for 27 years. She told those gathered, “living through what we he have lived through one of greatest challenges in my life.” In July 2015, Patrick died whe... Read more

  • Interior Secretary Zinke stops in Denver to tout new USGS, School of Mines partnership
    Posted in In the News on October 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke joined Sen. Cory Gardner and Rep. Ed Perlmutter in Denver on Monday to announce a new partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Colorado School of Mines placing a new facility at the university. Along with representatives from the School of Mines including university president Paul C. Johnson, Zinke signed a proclamation Monday at the Denver Athletic Club to create a new facility on the university’s campus. Zinke said the partnership buil... Read more

  • Interior Secretary Zinke signs science deal with Colorado School of Mines
    Posted in In the News on October 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed an agreement in Denver Monday to establish a partnership between Golden’s Colorado School of Mines and the U.S. Geological Survey, the Department of the Interior’s science agency. The partnership will bring a $120 million building — $161 million including related investments — and 150 federal employees to the Golden campus, officials said. Moreover, it will bring major research opportunities, grants for the school, internships for the students and rising... Read more

  • Lafayette firefighter leaving Mexican hospital with the help of Congressman Perlmutter
    Posted in In the News on October 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Army veteran and Lafayette firefighter Lt. Jason Oliver took off for Cancun last week to celebrate his anniversary with his wife Maigan. Just three days into their weeklong tropical vacation, however, Jason Oliver was confined to a Mexican hospital bed rather than a poolside cabana. Trained as paramedic firefighter, Oliver said he began to notice some troubling neurological symptoms Friday and was taken by ambulance to the local hospital for a checkup. Following a CAT scan the doctors found Jaso... Read more

  • Lafayette Firefighter Sent To ICU During Anniversary Trip To Mexico
    Posted in In the News on October 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    A vacation to Mexico has turned into a nightmare for a firefighter and his family in Lafayette. Lt. Jason Oliver was celebrating his 16th wedding anniversary with his wife when he had to be rushed by ambulance to a hospital in Cancun. Jason, also a paramedic and Army veteran, is used to helping others on a daily basis. Now he is the one who needs the help. “This is a nightmare,” said his wife Maigan Oliver. Maigan said her husband suddenly came down with a pounding headache and had to be taken t... Read more

  • Bill Prompted By Deadly Helicopter Crash Passes
    Posted in In the News on October 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    DENVER (CBS4) – A deadly Flight for Life helicopter crash in Frisco prompts a new law aimed at saving lives in the future. Pilot Patrick Mahaney died in the crash, and flight nurse David Repsher was badly burned when the fuel tank on their helicopter ruptured. A fiery explosion followed. The new law requires all civilian helicopters be retrofitted with crash-resistant fuel systems, which the military has required for decades. Congressman (D-Arvada) Ed Perlmutter says his bill wouldn’t have passe... Read more

  • FAA to require crash-resistant fuel tanks after Frisco Flight For Life pilot tragedy
    Posted in In the News on October 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    Flight For Life pilot Patrick Mahany's sacrifice was not in vain. On Wednesday, Congress passed a five-year funding extension of the Federal Aviation Administration. Aside from enacting new regulatory measures for everything from airline seats to drones, the reauthorization also requires helicopter manufacturers to install crash-resistant fuel tanks on new emergency helos. Had those tanks been installed on Mahany's helicopter when it crashed in Frisco in 2015, he might still be with us today. Co... Read more

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