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Tipton wants to extend life of radioactive-waste disposal site

By Gary Harmon

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Grand Junction Disposal Cell near Whitewater would continue accepting low-level radioactive waste until 2048, under legislation proposed by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. The Mesa County Commission on ...


Tipton bill aims to ease burdens on small banks

By Gary Harmon

A measure aimed at reducing the regulatory burden on community banks passed the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. The measure by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., passed the same committee as a standalone measure and is now ...


Bennet, Glenn tangle

By Gary Harmon

Republican Senate challenger Darryl Glenn and Sen. Michael Bennet took after each other immediately as they faced off for the first time before about 500 people in the Club 20 debates at Two Rivers Convention Center on ...


Schwartz takes Tipton’s fire over coal

By Gary Harmon

Former State Sen. Gail Schwartz, the challenger to U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., portrayed him Saturday as “part of the problem” in a do-nothing Congress, then agreed with him on the plan to pipe natural gas from Colorado to ...

Rankin hopes to stay on board of education

By Katie Langford

If it seemed like Joyce Rankin, incumbent Republican candidate for the Colorado State Board of Education, dominated the stage during her appearance at the 2016 Club 20 Candidate Debates and Fall Conference on Saturday, it’s because she ...


House District 61 candidates mostly agree with each other

By Charles Ashby

There’s a lot that Democratic Rep. Millie Hamner and her Republican opponent, Bob Schutt, agreed on during their debate at the 2016 Club 20 Fall Conference. Both agreed that broadband needs to be greatly improved in the district that ...


State Senate candidates differ on funding for transportation projects

By Charles Ashby

Transportation issues and how to pay for road improvements was a major topic of discussion Saturday between the two candidates for Senate District 8 at the 2016 Club 20 Candidate Debates and Fall Conference. Sen. Randy Baumgardner, the ...


Energy, roads topics at Club 20

By Gary Harmon

An accommodating Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper heard a litany of Western Slope complaints and concerns Friday at the Club 20 Fall meeting, agreeing to several requests that he intercede on behalf of struggling ...


House leader gets an earful on economic development

By Charles Ashby

The woman who could be the state’s next speaker of the Colorado House was impressed with what Grand Junction economic development officials have been doing over the past year or so. House Majority Leader Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, said ...

Tipton ad: Schwartz is enemy of coal

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton came out swinging Thursday in his first advertisement against his Democratic opponent Gail Schwartz for the 3rd Congressional District. In the ad, Tipton said Schwartz voted against her constituents when she sponsored a ...

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