Aspen Whitewater Rafting

The expected designation of Browns Canyon as a National Monument will have an impact in the Roaring Fork Valley. Tomorrow President Obama plans to give added protections to 22,000 acres near Salida.

The local impact centers around whitewater rafting. The area’s known for its rapids and some commercial companies in the Aspen area offer trips to Browns Canyon. Jim Ingram owns Aspen Whitewater Rafting. He says the Browns Canyon trip is one of the company’s best offerings. He’s happy to see the area protected.

Can Congress Come Together to Build a Healthier Nation?

There's much more to health politics than the Affordable Care Act. Along with remarkable new advances in medicine by 2024, we will see Baby Boomers swamping the health care system, more veterans needing services, and the impact of climate change becoming ever more apparent. Leaders from both political parties in both houses of Congress should be shaping the vision, negotiating the legislation and committing the funding to improve the nation’s health. What can Congress do to promote better health for more Americans? How can our elected officials reach consensus?

William Frist, Thomas Daschle, Julie Rovner, Mickey Edwards

Roger Adams

Colorado’s elected leaders in Washington have differing opinions on whether to move forward with American-led missile strikes in Syria. President Obama wants Congressional backing before he approves of any military intervention. But, he may have to work hard to get some of Colorado’s delegation on board.