Trapper Mine can continue

RBC I U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) said on Friday that he welcomed the U.S. Interior Department’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) announcement that Trapper Mine’s environmental assessment is completed and development of the mine located near Craig can continue.

Bennet, Gardner and Tipton urge Jewell to hit Trapper deadline

RBC I Colorado U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton have urged Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to complete the Trapper Mine Environmental Assessment before the Saturday deadline.

Amendment proposed by Bennet and Gardner would return mineral funds to NW Colorado

RBC I Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has introduced an amendment cosponsored by Sen. Cory Gardner forcing the federal government to return revenues that are rightfully owed to Northwest Colorado.

Bennet amendment to aid bow hunters

RBC I Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has introduced an amendment to provide bow hunters with access to some of the country’s prime hunting lands. The measure would allow bow hunters with sheathed archery equipment to cross national park lands along established trails or corridors to access adjacent hunting lands.

NW Colorado schools get $2.9 million grant

RBC I Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet announced Thursday that Northwest Colorado Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) won a $2,914,997 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) grant program to provide teachers with strong professional development assistance through its innovative System for Educator Effectiveness Development (SEED) project.

Bennet seeks state and D.C. interns for fall

RBC I Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is accepting internship applications from undergraduate students, recent graduates and graduate students for his Washington, D.C., and Colorado offices in the following Colorado locations: Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Fort Collins, Grand Junction and Pueblo.

Rangely Airport awarded $93,000 grant

RANGELY I Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet announced Friday that the Rangely Airport has been awarded a $93,158 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

PILT funds included in Farm Bill

RBC I Colorado U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Mark Udall on Tuesday heralded the inclusion of an extension of the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program in the Farm Bill conference report.

Ruling: Vounteer firefighters not employees

RBC I Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet recently welcomed news from the Treasury Department that it will issue proposed regulations along with the Internal Revenue Service that clarifies how volunteer firefighters and first responders are defined in the new health care law.

Bennett seeks interns for Colo., Wash. offices

RBC I Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is accepting internship applications from undergraduate students, recent graduates and graduate students for his Washington, DC and Colorado offices. In addition to his Washington office, internships are available year around in the following Colorado locations: Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Fort Collins and Pueblo.

Bennet: PLT, SRS, fire funds needed

RBC I Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is urging Senate appropriators to support resources for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT), the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) programs and for wildfire prevention, suppression and mitigation efforts.