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  • Four Colorado Congressional lawmakers sign conservation-fund letter
    Posted in In the News on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder and three other members of Colorado’s House delegation have signed onto the latest effort to urge Congressional leaders to find a way to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund. But missing from the letter: the only Republican in Colorado’s House delegation – U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman of Aurora – who has co-sponsored legislation that would do exactly what the letter asks. The fund, which largely draws on federal offshore drilling,... Read more

  • Colorado businesses call on lawmakers to renew federal conservation fund
    Posted in In the News on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    A Colorado coalition of 70 businesses sent a letter Thursday to the state’s congressional delegation asking the lawmakers to support permanently reauthorizing the 54-year-old Land and Water Conservation Fund, which will expire Sept. 30. The businesses, ranging from a mortgage company to outdoor equipment companies to retail stores, wrote to federal lawmakers that the fund has generated more than $268 million since its inception to help build trails in Colorado, protect fish and wildlife habitat ... Read more

  • Alarm from Colorado's congressional Democrats over Trump admin. gathering negative marijuana data
    Posted in In the News on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    DENVER – U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet on Thursday sent a scathing letter to the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy urging the administration to reconsider its quest to gather negative data about legal marijuana programs, like the one in Colorado. The letter comes a day after BuzzFeed News reported that the White House and the Office of National Drug Control Policy had created the “Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee,” which has asked more than a dozen federal agencies and the D... Read more

  • After Cohen guilty plea, Colorado’s Cory Gardner stresses support for Mueller investigation
    Posted in In the News on August 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Colorado’s elected officials are expressing support for special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in the aftermath of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s guilty plea Tuesday. Cohen said in court that President Trump directed him to make payments to two women during the 2016 campaign so they would keep silent about alleged affairs. Those speaking up on behalf of Mueller’s efforts include Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, who was captured on CNN exiting Air Force One with President Trump in We... Read more

  • 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

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