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A state legislator is holding fire on his plan to broaden Colorado's bear hunting season.
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton's voting record suggests he is more Dick Cheney than Teddy Roosevelt. The freshman congressman for the Grand Old Party has been busy this year blocking efforts to combat climate change and promote renewable energy, taking funds away from land cleanups and conservation, and weakening the Environmental Protection Agency. All this while protecting tax breaks for big oil.
During a three-day trip through the Western Slope this week, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet promoted clean energy as a means to create more jobs in Colorado and break the nation's dependence on foreign oil.