Josephine Peterson

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Congress calls for North Korea sanctions

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., joined other lawmakers Thursday calling for an embargo on North Korea by introducing legislation to ban any entity from doing business with the country. The proposed...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Callers voice health care, business, opioid concerns in Tipton town hall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, addressed concerned listeners on multiple issues during a telephone town hall Monday evening. Most callers said they were worried about potential...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Water experts prepare for Colorado’s population boom

WASHINGTON, D.C. – If population projections for Colorado and the region are on target, water supplies could be a critical issue by mid-century, experts say. La Plata County’s population is...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet, Gardner react to Senate version of health care bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, strongly opposes the Senate’s health care proposal, and his Republican counterpart, Sen. Cory Gardner, said he is carefully reading the bill...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Local officials travel to D.C. to plead for Superfund money

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Officials from La Plata and San Juan counties and Durango were assured last week during meetings in the nation’s Capitol that funding for the Superfund site near Silverton would...

DATE: June 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado delegation lauds Capitol Police after shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The shooting at a Congressional Baseball Game practice Wednesday that left five people, including a congressman, wounded and the assailant dead brought swift and strong reaction...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Funding to reclaim abandoned mines falls short

WASHINGTON, D.C. – State and federal mine cleanup programs have had a difficult time making headway because the projects are so costly. U.S. House members gathered last week to discuss the...

DATE: June 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers weigh in on FBI investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former FBI James Comey testified at the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday with split interests between parties. Democrats largely focused on Trump’s pressure on Comey to...

DATE: June 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County braces for Trump budget cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Some La Plata County public agency officials are expressing worries about how federal budget cuts proposed by President Donald Trump might disrupt local programs to help the...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Water protection bill aims to put court ruling into law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, is pushing for a bill that would prevent federal agencies from taking ski resorts’ water rights. The Colorado representative and Sen. John...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado wins federal grant money

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Businesses in Southwest Colorado will be eligible for $300,000 in federal grants, Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, said in a release. “I look forward to the growth of small...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Studies examine aspects of latest House health care bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The $23 billion allocated for certain people with pre-existing conditions under the American Health Care Act might not be enough to fully cover the necessary 2.2 million people. ...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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