Position: As originally reported by Colorado Politics

Rep. Scott Tipton says he’ll support reauthorization of federal conservation fund

VAIL – Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton of Cortez said Thursday he will support permanent reauthorization and full funding for the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, ending months of...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lake Mead water shortage could spell trouble for Colorado

A new forecast from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation shows signs that water levels at Lake Mead, which supplies water to three southwestern states and northern Mexico, could drop so low by next year...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

With big changes in Colorado beer sales ahead, lawmakers scramble on rules

Come Jan. 1, you should be able to walk into most Colorado grocery and convenience stores to buy full-strength beer, the result of a measure adopted by the General Assembly in 2016. But that...

DATE: May 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

How cyclist Phil Gaimon took on a mountain, and the mountain (with cheating by Mother Nature) won

The man. The mountain. The wind: near-Arctic cold and blowing at 30 mph, if not more. The temperature: 39, and that’s being charitable. It was 34 at the summit. There’s a YouTube channel out there...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Community colleges one signature away from offering four-year nursing degrees

A bill that will allow Southwest Colorado Community College and other community colleges to offer a four-year bachelor of science in nursing degrees won final approval Tuesday in the state House....

DATE: March 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bill to free up Old Fort at Hesperus funds sails through committee

The first bill in the 2018 legislative session from Democratic Rep. Barbara McLachlan of Durango won unanimous approval Monday from the House Finance Committee. House Bill 18-1048 is cosponsored...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

McLachlan named vice-chair of House Transportation Committee

With the 2018 legislative session underway, a few lawmakers are taking on new responsibilities. That includes Rep. Barbara McLachlan, a Durango Democrat. McLachlan this week was named vice-chair of...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News