The two senators joined Colorado Matters on Thursday morning ahead of the Congressional vote on a border security compromise.
Visitors left behind human waste and trash, graffiti'd a Joshua tree and created unauthorized trails with off-road vehicles.
The Monument is unsure when Rim Rock Drive will safely reopen or when entrance booths will again be staffed.
The normally mild-mannered Bennet erupted in a fiery speech, saying, “These crocodile tears that the senator from Texas is crying for first responders are too hard for me to take.”
Many Fremont County workers are employed by federal prisons. Left without pay, they're turning to My Neighbor's Cupboard food pantry.
Trump offered on Saturday to temporarily extend protections for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for $5.7 billion for his border wall.
Gardner was among the first Republicans to quickly call on the president to reopen the government without the money for the border wall with Mexico.
Issues on protesters’ minds included reproductive rights, ending the partial government shutdown, impeaching President Donald Trump, empowering women, and, the march’s theme, unity.
The fire season starts as early as March in the southeastern United States, and by April, fires pop up in the Southwest.
The partial shutdown halted operations at the federal agency that regulates alcohol production and distribution.