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  • Colorado Congressional delegation responds to Manafort, Cohen convictions
    Posted in In the News on August 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Colorado's Congressional delegation is responding to this week's news that two of President Trump's previous allies - former campaign manager Paul Manafort and former attorney Michael Cohen - were convicted of various financial crimes. Senator Cory Gardner (R) Sen. Gardner says the convictions didn't come up in the conversation Tuesday when the news broke, as he traveled with Trump to West Virginia to rally for a Republican Senate candidate. Gardner tagged along because he heads the committee to... Read more

  • Colorado airport receives FAA spaceport license
    Posted in In the News on August 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    WASHINGTON — A Colorado airport has received a commercial spaceport license from the Federal Aviation Administration despite a lack of announced users of the site and concerns about conflicts with aviation. The FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation awarded a launch site operator’s license, more commonly known as a spaceport license, to the government of Adams County, Colorado, Aug. 17 for Front Range Airport. The airport will now be known as the Colorado Air and Space Port. The facilit... Read more

  • Trump’s new coal air pollution rules may not affect Colorado much
    Posted in In the News on August 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    The Trump Administration’s move Tuesday to give states more authority to roll back federal regulations on air pollution from coal-fired power plants may not have much effect on Colorado. That’s because the Centennial State began its shift away from coal nearly a decade ago, with a state law called the Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act. The law set in motion a move toward more use of renewable energy and natural gas, and away from coal-fired power plants. “Wildfires burning all over the world – smoke eve... Read more

  • Colorado leaders hope new space port will give aerospace industry one giant leap
    Posted in In the News on August 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- Colorado is one of the best states for the aerospace industry, and a project more than seven years in the making has Adams County commissioners and Colorado lawmakers hoping it will grow that reputation. On Monday at the former Front Range Airport, area leaders unveiled the Federal Aviation Administration-approved operator license for what will be known as the Colorado Air and Space Port. “Adams County is the home of 21st century jobs and 21st century dreams,” Adams County... Read more

  • New spaceport license for Adams County means new name for Front Range Airport
    Posted in In the News on August 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    Hand in hand with Front Range Airport’s new role as home to Colorado’s first and only spaceport, the nearly 35-year-old general aviation facility got a new name Monday: Colorado Air and Space Port. The new moniker was unveiled at a formal ceremony to celebrate the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision last week to award a long-awaited site operator license to what had been known since 2011 as Spaceport Colorado. A collection of Adams County officials, along with U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter, D-... Read more

  • Colorado just got approval for a spaceport. Here's what that actually means
    Posted in In the News on August 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    The story of Colorado Air and Space Port is not so much about commercial space travel right now as it is a legitimizing force for the aerospace industry in Colorado. What was formerly known as Front Range Airport will become a spaceport. This comes six months after the application Adams County government submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration back in February for a spaceport site operating license was approved. The announcement came down on Friday, and the hopes of many to soon 'blast ... Read more

  • Funding For Colorado Outdoors At Risk Of Being Cut Off
    Posted in In the News on August 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Cries are getting louder from the Rocky Mountains and many people are hoping the echoes are heard in Washington to preserve the Land and Water Conservation Fund. “The Land and Water Conservation Fund is arguably the most successful conservation campaign in the history of our nation,” said Scott Willoughby with Trout Unlimited. The fund is made from royalties on offshore oil and gas developments. It’s been a bipartisan fund since 1964, but now only has one month left. “There’s zero impact to taxp... Read more

  • Pelosi, Under Threat in Her Own Party, Says She Is Building Bridge to New Leaders
    Posted in In the News on August 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Nancy Pelosi is confronting rising threats from different corners of the Democratic Party, and is girding for a mortal challenge to her leadership after the November midterm elections or even sooner. In perhaps the most serious test of her 15-year grip on the House Democratic caucus, Ms. Pelosi is facing unrest from older lawmakers critical of her style, younger Democrats demanding generational change and candidates across the party who have sought to inoculate themselves against Republican atta... Read more

  • Inside the first cannabis banking conference
    Posted in In the News on August 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Downtown Denver was the scene of the Colorado Bankers Association's first ever national cannabis banking conference, which kicked off Thursday with nearly 200 attendees. The two-day event, called "Marijuana and Banking: Conflict of Laws, Banks Caught in the Middle," featured presentations by government heavyweights like Gov. John Hickenlooper, Rep. Ed Perlmutter and U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer, as well as a slew of industry insiders from the FDIC, Federal Reserve Bank, private insurance companies ... Read more

  • World War II veteran honored with medals
    Posted in In the News on August 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    Tonville native and long time Brighton area resident George J. Seader, Jr. was honored at the Elks Club on his 100th birthday, June 30, for his service during World War II. At the party, he was cited by U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter for his time in the Army Air Corps “Mighty 8th” unit that is said to have been essential to the victory in Europe. Perlmutter later awarded Seader with three medals for his service and a U.S. flag that had been flown over the US Capitol building on George’s birth... Read more

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