Position: Herald Staff Writer

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Colorado’s first Public Lands Day to be celebrated this year

DENVER – Colorado officially has a day set aside to celebrate the abundance of public lands enjoyed by Coloradans and tourists from around the world. Gov. John Hickenlooper read a proclamation...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Legislative Round-up: Colorado Trail founder remembered

DENVER – Lawmakers in the Capitol started Monday by remembering the life of Gudrun “Gudy” Gaskill and celebrating the fruit of her labor: the Colorado Trail, which spans more than 500 miles and...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado State Sen. Don Coram’s bill would level fines for ‘rolling coal’

DENVER – One of the simply joys of life in Durango is the ability to hop on a bike and leave the car at home as you make your way through the day. It’s a defining facet of the city and a common...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Measure would encourage water efficiency in new construction

DENVER – Lawmakers are eyeing ways to improve water conservation by encouraging higher standards for new construction. House Bill 1273, which would require the inclusion of measures to conserve...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Lawmakers give initial OK to raise hunting and fishing prices

DENVER - The cost of hunting and fishing in Colorado may increase by as much as 50 percent in coming years. House Bill 1321, which would raise the cap across the board for hunting and fishing...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

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Resolution seeks to honor fallen Blue Angel pilot

DENVER - Freshman representative Barbara McLachlan sat before the House Transportation and Energy Committee Thursday morning to present her first resolution: a measure to honor Blue Angel pilot...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

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Right to repair bill dies in Colorado House committee

DENVER – The third in a series of bills aimed at resolving Colorado’s construction defects litigation issues was killed Wednesday night in a House committee on a 6-3 party line vote. House Bill...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Lawmakers say pot isn't responsible for opioid crisis

DENVER – When a White House spokesman this week said the Department of Justice likely would step up enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states where recreational pot is legal, Coloradans took...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Coloradans take Utah’s lesson on public lands to heart

DENVER – Members of the outdoor recreation community sent a message this week to state governments about endangering the public lands that the industry relies on. That message: Shape up or we will...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado Senate panel kills bill seeking to aid rural economies

DENVER – A bill that would have assisted rural communities in wading through the muck of what government assistance was available to them, and how to apply for it, was killed in committee on...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

Colorado House considers extending last call for alcohol

DENVER – College students on Monday had two different bills in the Colorado General Assembly to pay particular attention to.House Bill 1123, which extend hours when alcoholic beverages could be...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Bill to ease rural broadband rules dies in Senate panel

DENVER – A bill proposing an answer for how to expand broadband access throughout rural Colorado died in the state Legislature Monday. Senate Bill 42 would have removed restrictions on local...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news