John Purcell

Position: Herald Staff Writer

U.S. senator nominates health director for outstanding service award

Liane Jollon, executive director of San Juan Basin Public Health, was nominated this week by U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet for the American Medical Association’s Dr. Nathan Davis Awards for Outstanding...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico elects new U.S. senator, House representative

Rep. Ben Ray Luján was elected as New Mexico’s next U.S. senator and Teresa Leger Fernandez was elected to represent the state’s 3rd Congressional District in Tuesday night’s election, which...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Barrett confirmed to Supreme Court; Bennet, Democrats slam process

The U.S. Senate voted largely along party lines Monday night to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court, securing what many view as a 6-3 conservative majority on...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado election official says ballots had to be mailed Monday

Coloradans planning to send their ballots by mail were advised to send them by Monday, according to a news release Monday from Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold. Griswold recommended...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal candidates make final campaign push in Colorado

With early voting underway in Colorado, candidates are making their final pushes to shore up votes ahead of Election Day, Nov. 3. Much of the country’s attention has been focused on the...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner, Hickenlooper remove gloves in final debate

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and former Gov. John Hickenlooper swung at each other over a number of issues this week during the final debate of their race for the Senate. The candidates slung frequent...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal grant awards $6.3 million for Southwest Colorado broadband

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week it is awarding $6.3 million to expand broadband internet access in Dolores, San Miguel and Montezuma counties. The grant is a part of the...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado candidates for U.S. Senate both have records on bipartisanship

Colorado voters are preparing to choose between two longtime names in state politics to represent them in the U.S. Senate. Incumbent Republican Sen. Cory Gardner is facing off against former...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Carbon capture technology for N.M. power plant wins more support

Local leadership and businesses are continuing to garner support as they negotiate plans to modify New Mexico’s San Juan Generating Station with carbon capturing capabilities. U.S. Deputy...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Despite Trump tweets, Colorado lawmakers urge deal on COVID relief package

Colorado lawmakers are urging leaders in Washington to keep working toward a deal on a COVID-19 relief package. President Donald Trump called for a halt to negotiations earlier this week, raising...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three-digit hotline to improve access to mental health resources

A bill establishing 988 as the national three-digit mental health care and suicide prevention hotline is set to be signed into law, paving the way for the hotline to become fully operational by...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner, Hickenlooper spar over health care, ethics during first debate

Sen. Cory Gardner and former Gov. John Hickenlooper faced off Friday evening in Pueblo during the first debate of the Colorado U.S. Senate race. The candidates met at an event hosted by The Pueblo...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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