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U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner says FBI, Capitol Police are investigating beheading video sent to his wife

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said Thursday that the FBI and the U.S. Capitol Police are investigating a beheading video that was sent to his wife amid last weekend’s vote confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  Someone also posted the names and addresses of the Colorado Republican’s family members as Kavanaugh’s nomination was approved. Gardner […]

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Amtrak vows to keep the Southwest Chief rolling through Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico — at least for another year

Amtrak is vowing to keep its historic Southwest Chief train route rolling — as-is — through Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico for at least another year following pressure from Congress. The national rail carrier was considering suspending rail service between Dodge City, Kan., and Albuquerque, and replacing it with charter buses as early as the […]

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Cory Gardner will vote “yes” Saturday on nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, will vote “yes” Saturday on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. That’s according to a statement released by his office on Friday afternoon. “I announced my support for Judge Kavanaugh in July, and I will be voting to approve his nomination to the Supreme Court,”Senator […]

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Congress works on fix after the Land Water Conservation Fund lapses

By Matthew Daly, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A popular program that supports conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country expired after Congress could not agree on language to extend it. Lawmakers from both parties back the Land and Water Conservation Fund, but the program lapsed Monday amid dispute over whether its renewal should be […]

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New accusation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh alleging he shoved woman came to U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in anonymous letter

An anonymous letter with no name or return address received Monday by Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s office alleges that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, under the influence of alcohol, shoved a woman up against a wall outside a bar in Washington, D.C., in 1998. Kavanaugh was asked about the accusations made in the […]

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Everything you need to know about Deborah Ramirez, Brett Kavanaugh and a party at Yale that could change the course of the American judiciary

Deborah Ramirez, a county government worker in Boulder, has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct while they were students together at Yale University. The allegations could impact not only Kavanaugh’s chances of making it onto the nation’s highest court but also this year’s midterm elections, the 2020 presidential election and the […]

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U.S. House coalesces at 11th hour to try to save Land and Water Conservation Fund

A rare instance of bipartisanship in Washington, D.C., on Thursday yielded legislation that would permanently support a 54-year-old fund that has invested more than $268 million in Colorado’s outdoors. And the new bill could spur a sizable increase in federal support for recreation and access in the state. The Natural Resources Committee — helmed by […]

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Aspen Skiing Co. takes leap in its political activism by targeting 3 Republican U.S. senators in new ad campaign

Aspen Skiing Company is taking its political and environmental activism public with a new ad campaign that in part asks outdoor enthusiasts to help pressure three Republican U.S. senators, perceived as malleable, to do more to address climate change. While the glitzy, world-famous ski area has worked quietly for years on everything from immigration to […]

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Donald Trump not expected to campaign in Colorado through September

White House officials outlined President Donald Trump’s campaign travel through September, and Colorado did not get mentioned on the initial list. Trump will attend at least 24 campaign events in as many as 15 states in the next six weeks to support U.S. Senate, U.S. House and gubernatorial candidates, the administration sources told The Colorado Sun […]

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“It’s just, like, unbelievable”: Amtrak’s Southwest Chief train could be suspended through Colorado

Amtrak is considering whether to suspend Southwest Chief train service through a section of Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico around the new year and replace the link in the historic line with an 11-hour bus ride. The proposal comes as the rail carrier grapples with what it says are necessary safety upgrades, unsustainable upkeep costs and […]