Three Things You Need to Know on August 3rd

August 3, 2018

President Trump says his administration is being hindered by "the Russian hoax." Trump made this statement at a rally in Pennsylvania yesterday, and also said he had a great meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Trump's national security team warned that Russia was continuing efforts to interfere in U.S. politics. At the same time, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is planning to introduce new sanctions against Russia because of their continued efforts to influence U.S. elections, as well as actions in Crimea and Syria. Senator Cory Gardner says the act introduced would also require the U.S. State Department to determine whether Russia merits the designation of being a state sponsor of terror.  That's something the Republican has been pushing for since April. 

A ten-year-old boy in California beat a record set Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps in the 90's.  Clark Kent Apuada (the Superman of the pool!) recently beat the 100-meter butterfly age group record Phelps set in 1995.  Phelps gave a shout out to the young swimmer, congratulating him on his accomplishment and encouraging him to keep dreaming big. Remember his name, as if you could forget!

Wednesday was Colorado Day, and while most people celebrated then, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be celebrating the state's 142nd birthday on Monday. How? With free admission to all state parks! Admission fees will be waived at all 41 state parks, though camping and reservation fees will still be charged.