Maria Carrasco

Position: Herald Staff Writer

San Juan wilderness bill receives hearing in Senate committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act received a hearing Wednesday at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee, which was attended by supporters from San Juan and San...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Camp offers up-close look at American history

In Middleburg, Virginia, students from across the country find a home in a 35-day history camp. The camp, named the National History Academy (NHA), offers a history curriculum with classroom...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Gardner backs legislation to curb opioid abuse

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, introduced legislation in July to monitor the distribution of prescription medication in an effort to address the nation’s opioid crisis. The DEA Clearinghouse Act of...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s delegation wants Trump to get tough with Putin

With a Russian woman recently indicted for working to exert Russian influence on American politics and a Trump-Putin summit concluding the same day in Helsinki, Colorado lawmakers are fighting...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Bill would provide more funding for national parks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner is co-sponsoring a bill in Congress to create more funding for national parks, including Mesa Verde National Park. In an Energy and Natural Resources...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bipartisan farm bill passes Senate, moves toward conference

WASHINGTON – The Senate passed a bipartisan five-year bill that serves as a safety net for millions of farmers and ranchers across the country in a 86-11 vote this week. The $867 billion bill funds...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango residents go to D.C. for a day of lobbying for the climate

WASHINGTON – Members of the Durango chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby gathered this week in Washington for three days of lobbying to press Congress to enact environmentally friendly policies. ...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton optimistic massive spending bill will pass later this year

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton said he is optimistic a massive spending bill that failed in the House last week will pass later this year. The farm bill is a $867 billion bill that serves as a...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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