Michael Bennet

Gavin Dahl

On Tuesday, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet introduced new legislation he’s calling The RESILIENT Act that is designed to dramatically improve how rural communities can secure federal infrastructure funding to develop new projects. 

 

For Sen. Bennet, this is a signature piece of legislation. 

  • Montrose Memorial Hospital receives two new grants to help offset revenue drop
  • 12 Mesa County residents became U.S. citizens on Monday
  • Body of missing man, Conrad Earnest, found deceased by search and rescue crew on Miracle Rock Trail
  • June was a record month for housing sales, reports Mountain West News Bureau
  • U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet introduced new rural infrastructure legislation called the RESILIENT Act today

  • Senator Michael Bennet withdraws from Democratic presidential race
  • Protestors gathered in Denver on Tuesday to speak against NEPA rewrite
  • Parks and Wildlife warns residents not to feed big game animals
  • Candidates for local offices in Delta County

It's crunch time for the Republicans striving to be the nominee to campaign against Democrat Michael Bennet in Colorado's U.S. Senate race. The primary is still wide-open, and when the mail ballots are counted June 28, each candidate has a plausible shot of winning.

"I cannot pick a frontrunner. I couldn't even come close to picking a frontrunner," said political consultant Eric Sondermann.

"There's not a dominant figure in this race."

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, June 13, 2016

Jun 13, 2016

  • Pilot who flew into power lines gets license revoked temporarily
  • Ski resort visitations are up
  • Ouray County Road 1 might be paved if county approves
  • Republican candidates face a crowded field to take on Senator Bennet
  • Coal production down nationally to 1981 levels  

Who Will Challenge Bennet For His Senate Seat In 2016?

Oct 13, 2015

The Republican field to challenge Democratic U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is still very much up in the air, but some possible contenders have not ruled out entering the race.

Bennet's seat is one of 10 Democratic seats across the nation the party must defend in 2016. So far Republicans do not have a clear front-runner. Bright prospects including Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler have both decided not to run.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

Oct 12, 2015

  • Mine spills near Crested Butte
  • Montrose clinic receives $150K grant
  • Water Conservancy District looks to get around TABOR
  • Republican challenger for Sen. Bennett up in the air

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Sep 10, 2015

  • Western Slope clinics receive national awards
  • Mesa school district shifts to propane powered school buses
  • Another Republican enters race to take on Senator Bennet
  • Ridgway theater turns 100 years old

Colorado has largely been spared from the political wrangling ahead of the 2016 presidential race. But as Republicans nationally are working to narrow the presidential field, the Republican Party in Colorado wants to widen its field of candidates to run against incumbent Democratic Senator Michael Bennet.

"The numbers tell us Senator Bennet is vulnerable," said Republican state party Chairman Steve House. "It would be great to hold onto the U.S. Senate. Republicans have to defend a number of seats more than the Democrats."

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

Sep 9, 2015

  • Mesa County DA investigation clears Grand Junction officials
  • Black Canyon receives international dark sky designation
  • Hickenlooper appoints replacement for San Miguel County judge vacancy
  • Wild horse gather in Rio Blanco County draws criticism, group files suit
  • Currently temperate, the political climate in Colorado may be in for a change

Both houses of Congress have now passed versions of the bill that would update the largest federal education law, known as No Child Left Behind, for the first time since 2001. They are big, meaty and complicated, and now they have to be reconciled into one messy Dagwood sandwich of a bill to go to the president.

Higher education, preschool funding, the Common Core and the future of No Child Left Behind are just a few of the education policies that will be in play under the new Republican-controlled Congress. How will these things change? We called Sen. Lamar Alexander to ask.