Jacob Wallace

Position: Herald Staff Writer

As pandemic protections expire, renters need new deal to stave off eviction

Democrats and Republicans are working on a compromise to pass a second relief package for a nation still struggling with its response to the coronavirus pandemic. The relief would come none too...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump pick to lead BLM has complicated history with public lands

William Perry Pendley, the longtime president of the Mountain States Legal Foundation, a conservative legal fund that has fought the federal government on a host of issues in the American West, is...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

What can Congress do to support outdoor industry?

Though the pandemic has limited people’s ability to congregate in enclosed spaces for months, it has not stopped outdoor enthusiasts or those with cabin fever from getting outside. As the nation...

DATE: July 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Great American Outdoors Act, landmark conservation bill, passes Congress

The Great American Outdoors Act was passed Wednesday by the U.S. House of Representatives, all but guaranteeing it will go into law. First passed by the U.S. Senate in June, the bill will fully...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

CORE Act passes U.S. House as rider to national defense bill

The Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy Act was passed for the second time by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, giving the Senate another opportunity to pass the measure after it was...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

With field set, U.S. Senate candidates prepare for November

After last month’s primary, incumbent Republican Sen. Cory Gardner has begun campaigning in earnest against former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. It’s a race that has received national attention...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

At least $130M issued in PPP loans to businesses in Southwest Colorado

As businesses struggle to maintain revenue during the pandemic, data released this week by the U.S. Small Business Administration shines a light on which ones received money from the Paycheck...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

As coronavirus resurges, Durango tourism officials pull back outreach – and expectations

It’s uncertain how the global coronavirus pandemic will disrupt life in the foreseeable future, but after four months, it’s at least possible to quantify how dire the situation has become. “(The...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Supreme Court says Colorado ‘rogue elector’ broke rules

In an 8-0 decision released Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Colorado’s law banning “faithless electors” would be upheld. One of the cases ruled on in the decision, Colorado Department of...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper wins Democratic Senate primary, will face Gardner

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper declared an early victory Tuesday night against former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff in the Democratic primary race for Senate. Hickenlooper had...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

As demand for telehealth skyrockets, Congress considers permanent changes

The pandemic has forced many businesses to get creative in providing services, and that includes the medical field. But after telehealth visits by Medicare recipients increased more than 11,000%,...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

House Democrats pass police reform bill; Tipton votes against it

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Democrat-supported George Floyd Justice in Policing Act 236-181 on a largely partisan vote Thursday. The vote occured after Republican leaders...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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