In the News - 2017

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'The kindest people you've ever met' : Puebloan overwhelmed by hurricane victims' positivity

Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2017

Keep Colorado State Fair in Pueblo

Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2017

Governor asking for raises for CMHIP staff

Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 2017

State finding it hard to hire new CMHIP super

Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 2017

CMHIP gets thumbs up: Feds say facility again meets standards for care

Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 2017

Where's the urgency about CMHIP?

Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2017

Conditions remain stagnant for Mental Health Institute in Pueblo

KRDO 13 - October 20, 2017

Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo workers demand more consideration

Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2017

Mexico's consul general promoting local trade

Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2017

JBC OKs pay hike for CMHIP nurses

Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2017

Hundreds gather to spread hope

Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2017

Governor calls special session to fix marijuana tax error

KRDO 13 - September 15, 2017

CMHIP asking lawmakers for emergency raises for nurses

Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2017

State hospital still treading water

Pueblo Chieftain - September, 9 2017

Colorado DHS agrees to Pueblo meeting about CMHIP

Pueblo Chieftain - September 8, 2017

Garcia gleefully skewered, roasted by colleagues

Pueblo Chieftain - September 8, 2017

Sen. Garcia receives award 

Pueblo Chieftain- September 7, 2017

 

Rail commission will advise legislators on paying for Pueblo-Fort Collins line

Colorado Politics - September 4, 2017

CMHIP still struggling with staff shortages

Pueblo Chieftain - September 1, 2017

Not Fair Play

Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2017

War on Eyesores, Weeds

Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 2017

Tostada to Honor Garcia

Pueblo Chieftain - August 3, 2017 

New Panel to Focus on Front Range, Southwest Chief Train Routes

Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 2017 

State Hurrying to Find New Superintendent for CMHIP

Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2017

Pueblo Ratepayers Face Another Big Hit, Thanks to Black Hills

CO Springs Gazette - July 28, 2017

Conditions Worsen for State Hospital Workers; No Lunch Breaks When Short-Staffed

Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2017 

Pueblo State Senator Angry Over Rate Hike Request from Black Hills Energy

CO Springs Gazette - July 25, 2017 

 

Black Hills Energy Responds to Senator Leroy Garcia's Infuriation

Colorado Politics - July 25, 2017 

Legislative Committee to Investigate Jail Crowding

The Journal - July 16, 2017 

Garcia Addresses Pueblo NAACP Chapter

Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 2017  

Colorado Mental Health Institute Workers Blame Administration for Problems

Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2017 

Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo Tells Lawmakers They've Plugged the Holes-For Now

Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2017

State Hospital Says It Has Fix-It Plan

Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2017 

Mental Hospital in Pueblo Fighting to Keep Federal Funding Amid Staffing Shortage

ABC News Channel 13 - June 15, 2017

Chieftain Uncovers a Mess at the State Hospital in Pueblo

Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2017 

Lawmakers Accuse State Hospital of 'Breakdown' with Staff

Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2017

Hospitals Thankful for Provider Fee Deal

Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2017 

Colorado's Mental Health Institute at Pueblo in Immediate Status of Jeopardy of Loosing Medicare Status

Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 2017 

Lawmakers Want Answers to CMHIP Staffing

Pueblo Chieftain - June 8, 2017 

CMHIP Closes Treatment Program Over Staffing

Pueblo Chieftain - June 6, 2017 

Colorado Veterans Can Now Turn Military Experience Into College Credits

The Colorado Springs Gazette - June 2, 2017

 

Boys and Girls Club Mark 45 Years of Bettering Children's Lives

Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2017 

Governor Travels to Pueblo to Sign Southwest Chief, Other Bills

Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2017

Colorado Advances Measures to Step up Battle Against Opioid Addiction

The Colorado Springs Gazette - May 22, 2017

Guv Signs Bill Calling for Utility Bill Transparency

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel- May 22, 2017

Lawmakers Extend Financial Lifeline to Pueblo Heroin Crisis

KOAA News 5 - May 22, 2017

Moms of Fallen Service Vets Honored

Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2017

DHPH Grads Earn College Credits Along With Diploma

Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2017

An Eye on Black Hill- Pueblo Chieftain

May 13, 2017

Breaking the Stigma About Mental Illness

Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2017

Lawmakers Agree on Hospital Provider Fee, Boosting Colorado Roads and Schools

Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 2017

Senate Panel Kills Restrictions on PUC Commissioners

Pueblo Chieftain - May 4, 2017

Questions Mount Around Bill to Raise Fees for Hunting, Fishing

The Durango Herald - April 30, 2017

Bipartisan Effort Working on Opioid Problem

The Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2017

New Colorado Law to Give Veterans More College Credit

Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2017

Hickenlooper Signs Esgar-Garcia Bill Creating Specialty License Plate to Recognize Pueblo Chile

Colorado Statesman - April 18, 2017

Garcia Wants Summer Committee to Probe Black Hills Energy

Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2017

Legislators Discuss Budget Proposals

Pueblo Chieftain - April 1, 2017

Colorado Sen. Leroy Garcia’s Small Bills Make a Big Difference to Veterans Homes

Coloradopolitics.com - March 29, 2017

Garcia wants Black Hills, Xcel to pay assistance costs

Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2017

Pueblo State Senator Leery of New CPW Pricing Levels

Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2017

CO: Senate Panel Passes Southwest Chief Bill

Mass Transit Magazine - Feb 15, 2017

Southwest Chief Commission Could Steer Trains Up the Front Range

CO Springs Gazette - Feb 15, 2017 

Colorado Senate Assistant Minority Leader Leroy Garcia pushes opioid program

Pueblo Chieftain - Jan 25, 2017 

Bill Aims to Continue, Expand Southwest Chief Commission

Pueblo Chieftain - Jan 31, 2017 

Pueblo Legislator to Seek Clear Utility Bills for Consumers

Pueblo Chieftain - Jan 31, 2017  

Senator Garcia's Op-Ed's: 

It's Great that Pueblo Highways and Bridges are Getting Fixed

Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2017 

Amtrak Line Offers More Transport Options

Pueblo West View - July 18, 2017 

Garcia : Honoring veterans is a call to duty

Pueblo Chieftain - February, 9 2017 

Saving Lives in Southern Colorado with Opioid Treatment Training

Denver Post - February, 9 2017 

Senator Garcia News Video:

Black Hills Changing Rates; Some Could See 50 Percent Increase

KOAA News Channel 13 - July 26, 2017

Balance of Power: Interview with Assistant Minority Leader Garcia

9News Denver - March, 19, 2017 

Lawmakers Consider Program to Combat Opioid Epidemic

CBS 4 Denver - February, 8 2017 

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