Sunday Jun 16
Hydropower on ag ditches being pushed in Washington
Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., for the past couple years has pushed for a bill that would allow hydropower development on irrigation ditches in Colorado and across the West.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Colorado attorney general's race gets first Republican: chief deputy Cynthia Coffman
In an August 2011 photo, chief deputy attorney general, speaks with Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, at the Colorado State Fair.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
The Grand Junction Sentinel
Nothing routine about collection of data, pols say
Claims that federal data-collection efforts averted plans by terrorists might overstate the value of controversial programs, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Park switch for Colorado National Monument to be crafted locally
Changing the Colorado National Monument to a National Park is still an emotionally charged controversy in neighboring communities.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
SUNRISE: Sen. Michael Bennet hosts reception welcoming Ken Salazar back
Sen. Michael Bennet is among the hosts of a reception in Denver on Friday for Salazar, the former Colorado state attorney general and U.S. senator.
Congress may help western Colorado airports
Rural airports in Durango and Gunnison could get more funding for security equipment under a bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Grand Junction Sentinel
Sen. Udall urges review of Patriot Act
Revelations that the Obama administration sought and received a court order for data about domestic cellphone calls prompted U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., to call for a review of the Patriot Act.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Federal government gets both sides of park issue
The federal government is getting support and objections about the possibility of giving national park status to Colorado National Monument, a potential shift that's part of a bigger debate about public involvement in the process.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
House defeats Dem attempts to defund local immigration enforcement
The House on Wednesday voted down two Democratic attempts to cut a program that gives some authority to state and local officials to enforce immigration laws.
Vail Daily News
Tipton's forest bill heads for the full House
Randy Wyrick/Vail Daily Rep. Scott Tipton was in Eagle for a town hall meeting, one of 15 town halls he hosted while congress was in recess, and his fourth trip to Eagle since the first of the year.
Reps. Scott Tipton, Mike Coffman fighting VA disability backlog on Capitol Hill
Two of Colorado's Republicans are among the loudest critics on Capitol Hill to get the Veterans Administration to reduce its backlog with disability claims.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Roby, Colleagues Pass Amendment to Prohibit Bonuses For VA Executives
With more than 800,000 veterans currently waiting to resolve disability claims, many long-delayed, the Department of Veterans Affairs has no business rewarding its executives with performance bonuses.
Sun Jun 02, 2013
The Telluride Watch
Tipton Breaks Silence on Stalled Wilderness Bill
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton listened to Ridgway resident Rein Vanwest express frustration at the congressman's lack of support for the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Bill, at a town hall meeting in Ouray on Tuesday night.
Sat Jun 01, 2013
South Mississippi heads to the polls for general elections Tuesday
South Mississippi will head to the polls for municipal general elections Tuesday to decide several interesting races from Pascagoula to Bay St.
Mon May 27, 2013
Hydropower from ag ditches pushed in Congress
Federal lawmakers are seeking to lift restrictions on hydropower development so more local irrigation districts could use water flowing through agricultural canals and pipelines to generate electricity.
The Telluride Watch
Tipton to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Ouray Next Tuesday
OURAY Forest management issues, pending wilderness legislation, the fate of the Gunnison sage grouse and other topics of local and regional concern will be up for discussion at a town hall meeting with U.S. Rep.
Sun May 26, 2013
CO-03: What are the Issues in Congressman Scott Lipton's District?
To all Kossacks: Please take note that these Congressional District Information Diaries are not meant to evaluate whether or not the districts are beatable.
Thu May 23, 2013
Rurally disconnected: the promise for broadband
Rural schools across the Western Slope sit disconnected, waiting for a promised network that will bring broadband internet access to their communities.
Wed May 22, 2013
Three Coast incumbents ousted in Tuesday's runoff elections
Pascagoula Councilman-at-large Harold Tillman Jr., Biloxi Ward 6 Councilman Ed Gemmill and Ocean Springs Ward 6 Alderman James Hagan, all Republicans, were defeated.
Tue May 21, 2013
Cortez Journal News
Hydropower bill will not help MancosNew measure will address 11 unique water projects
DENVER - Rep. Scott Tipton had one of his greatest successes in his two years in Congress last month when the House overwhelmingly passed his bill to promote small hydroelectric projects on canals and pipelines.But it turns out the bill will not help one of the dams in the Cortez Republican's own district.Gary Kennedy,...