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US Sen. Mark Udall: PILT and Colorado's priorities

Colorado’s mountains, rivers and open spaces form the very foundation of our way of life in the Centennial State. I know I am not alone in treasuring the experience of rafting the Yampa River and summiting Mount Zirkel in the Routt National Forest.

Mark Udall: We must be prepared for another drought year

Two dry winters in a row have left Colorado’s mountains bare and our reservoirs dangerously low.

Colorado's US senators want Yampa Valley Regional Airport scanning machine replaced

Colorado’s two U.S. senators have sent a letter to the Transportation Security Administration asking for full-body scanning machines to be replaced quickly at Colorado’s regional airports.

Sen. Mark Udall: 2013 goals focus on sportsmen, conservation

Sportsmen and women are a vital thread in the fabric of the West. They fuel a significant part of the Colorado economy — generating more than $3 billion each year in Colorado and supporting 34,000 jobs, especially in rural communities.

Sen. Mark Udall: Farm Bill as a wildfire tool

I have worked hard to make the 2012 Farm Bill, which my colleagues and I passed in the U.S. Senate last month, an important tool in managing our forests.

Senate bill could postpone post office closures

Phippsburg, Toponas wait for news on Postal Service reform

Amid the talks on Capitol Hill, Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., is pushing to save rural post offices — including those in Phippsburg and Toponas — from possible closure.

Mark Udall: Common-sense approach to budget

The recent failure of the “super-committee” to reach a deal on federal spending cuts is just the latest example of how ill-equipped Congress is to address our nation’s gravest challenge: our ballooning $15 trillion national debt. Democrats and Republicans still are stuck in the same rhetorical trenches. Democrats are reluctant to cut entitlements while Republicans claim we can cut taxes and balance our books.

US Sen. Mark Udall: Plan B for Afghanistan

The hard truth is that it is time for the United States to adopt more realistic goals in Afghanistan and Pakistan. We must acknowledge that there will not be a military solution to the Afghanistan conflict — there can only be a political one — and that requires Pakistan to take responsibility and be held accountable for its actions.

Udall's bill likely to expand summer ski area uses

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall claimed Wednesday that a bill he steered through Congress this week will be an economic boon for Colorado mountain resorts by expanding their potential uses without turning them into amusement parks.

Passage of ski bill could expedite building of mountain attractions

Lawmakers are considering the Ski Area Recreation Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011, which would more easily allow year-round attractions on Forest Service land.

Mark Udall: A day to celebrate

This month, we finally put an end to a discriminatory military policy that was crafted almost two decades ago during a time when we weren’t at war with another country, but rather we were bitterly divided — politically and socially — against ourselves.

Sen. Mark Udall: Back to jobs

Last week, the Senate reached a compromise to narrowly avoid the nation’s first-ever default. Although the deal we got is less than I had hoped for, I voted for it because one goal overrode all others: preventing a default on our debt obligations, which could have pushed our fragile economy into a double-dip recession.

Mark Udall: The global economy

As I’ve traveled across our state in the last two years, Coloradans from Southern Colorado to the Western Slope and to the Eastern Plains have told me that they think the focus in Washington, D.C., should be on two things — the economy and getting our spending under control.

Udall introduces ski town tourism bill

Proposed legislation aims to boost year-round economies in resort communities

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is taking another shot at a bill intended to increase opportunities for summer recreational activities on ski resorts that use U.S. Forest Service land, including Steamboat Ski Area.

US Sen. Mark Udall: Let’s set the standard

Back in 2004, Coloradans took a big, brave step forward in the emerging clean energy economy and embraced Amendment 37, which created a statewide Renewable Electricity Standard.

Senators step up for Sundance post office

Udall, Bennet ask postmaster general to keep branch fully open

U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet have asked U.S. Postmaster General John Potter to keep Steamboat’s Sundance post office branch fully open until a new, consolidated post office is complete. The senators announced their support for continued retail and postal box services at the Sundance at Fish Creek branch in a letter to Potter released this morning.


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