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Senate President Grantham Responds to Fiscal Forecast

DENVER – Following the highly-anticipated release of the 2018/2019 fiscal forecast and the response by Governor John W. Hickenlooper, Senate President Kevin J. Grantham released the following statem...


Guns, Opioids, Alcohol, Bad Judgment and Balance 

Every person in America should have the privilege of driving a car if they meet the qualifications.  Requirements involve passing written and driving tests and passing a vision test. Enough...

 By Steve Durham    Opinion    March 7, 2018

Landgraf Assisted Efforts to Eliminate Common Core

Dear Editor, For the three years that I have served on the State Board of Education I have  appreciated Lois Landgraf's leadership on education issues. The statements made by her opponent that she...


Billy Graham - Shaking His Hand  

I never had the opportunity to shake hands with Billy Graham. A few years back my wife and I were in the Asheville, North Carolina area and had a couple of free hours. We decided to drive to Montreat...


Dome to Home:

The Second Regular Session of the 71st General Assembly is officially underway and I am as excited as I am optimistic for what will be my last session before I am termed out. The Colorado Senate... Full story


What President Trump Must Do  

 President Trump and Congress must end the pharmaceutical robbing of America. Every day Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, Roche, Novartis, Merck, Sanofi and others are driving America's indebtedness... Full story


Hurting Our Young Americans' Futures

Millions of Americans in states like California, Illinois and Kentucky are already in peril because of the horrendous government mismanagement of teacher's and state worker's retirement money.... Full story


Time to Focus on School Choice in El Paso County and Across America

Later this month, schools, homeschool groups, organizations, and individuals in Colorado and across America will work together to raise awareness about the importance of opportunity in K-12 education... Full story


2018 - Look In The Mirror

How did 2017 go for you? Was it a good year or a not so good year? Regardless of what happened you can't change 2017. The year is behind us and 2018 is ahead of us. What can you do to make 2018 a grea... Full story


Dome to Home:

With the holidays upon us, I wanted to take a minute to prepare all of you... Session is coming! The opening day for the Second Regular Session of the 71st General Assembly will be Wednesday Jan. 10... Full story


A Cure for America's Diabetes Crisis: Early Education

The greatest health threat to America's youth isn't opioid addiction or cancer -- it's diabetes.  The number of children and teens diagnosed with type 2, so-called "adult" diabetes increased 5 percen... Full story


Thanks to VFW Post 6461

Thank You to VFW Post 6461 for Such a Wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner Much thanks and recognition goes out to all the people who spent the time and effort to make this year’s Thanksgiving luncheon at the VFW really wonderful! The place was clean and... Full story


Yes Virginia There Is A Santa Claus

From The New York Sun Dec. 21, 1887... Full story


A Journey Into the Life of Colorado's Wild Mustangs

I've been around horses all of my life, as far back as I can remember. When I turned 11, I got my first horse and have had them ever since, to include Appaloosas, Quarter Horses and Paints. My favorit... Full story


Tell Congress to Oppose Budget Proposals That Threaten Wild Horses! 

I was lucky enough to have seen a few of Karen Johnson's wild mustang photos through her Facebook page, and I just have to say, her photo journey to visit the wild horses of Sand Wash Basin is beyond... Full story


Harvey, Irma and 911, We Can Replace the Stuff

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been bad news to all in their paths. Lives have sadly been lost, houses demolished and personal items blown or washed away. Such horrific acts of nature remind us that... Full story


Capitol Critics Could Benefit From Real-World Perspective

Ideas inspire both philosophers and legislators, but the two jobs differ considerably thereafter. That distinction is critical to understanding the current dust-up between the Independence Institute’s Jon Caldara and several Republican lawmakers....


Reflecting on Charlottesville and Chicago, All Lives Are Created Equal

On Monday, Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on violence in Charlottesville, Va. And Chicago, Ill. over the weekend: A thirty-four year old usher at the Friendship Baptist Church in Chicago...


How to Stay Healthy and Safe While Traveling

Every year more and more people are traveling internationally. Depending on where you are traveling to, there may be special recommendations for your health and safety. Before you travel, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it...


Protecting America's Public Lands

Written by U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Conservation Director John Gale In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt came to Colorado for a three-week bear hunting trip. Perhaps inspired by Colorado’s beauty, that same...


Lock America's Doors and Please Knock Politely

I was about four or five years old when I remember my mother locking the front door. She said something to my dad about people “out and about” on the road we lived on in the country. Our community was very safe but occasionally we heard about...


Guns In America and Shooting Back

I’m an advocate of the right to bear arms. I own several nice pistols and a shotgun. I wouldn’t mind adding a couple of more to my collection. I have never shot anybody or aimed a gun at a person. I hope and pray I never feel in such danger that...


Remembering Frank Montoya a Poet, Warrior and Gentleman

It is with a heavy heart that I write this, my tribute, to Frank J. Montoya. Frank was, and will always be a Poet, A Warrior, a Gentleman. He is a son, brother, uncle, cousin, husband, father, grandfather. To me and for so many others, Frank was a...


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