Luke Perkins

Position: Herald Staff Writer

More than 3,000 Coloradans withdraw from voter registry

DENVER – More than 3,700 Coloradans withdrew from the state’s voter registry as of Friday and another 200 have asked to be added to the confidential voter program, according to the Secretary of...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislative Committee to investigate jail overcrowding and funding

DENVER – Staffing and funding will be priorities of discussion Monday when the County Courthouse and County Jail Funding and Overcrowding Solutions Interim Study Committee will hold the first of...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Experts say educators need to focus on media literacy to curb internet non-reality

Education experts are concerned that current curriculum is failing to prepare educators and K-12 students for the flood of digital information Americans are exposed to daily. Fake news stories...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ancestral Puebloans used fire to communicate across vast distances

In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt set about bringing the United States out of the Great Depression with his New Deal. These efforts included a number of things that became a part of everyday...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Voter confidentiality requests in La Plata County nearly triple since July 1

DENVER – Enrollment in Colorado’s confidential voter program has nearly tripled in La Plata County since Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced Colorado would provide some publicly available...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper commits to uphold Paris climate agreement

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Tuesday that Colorado has joined the United States Climate Alliance, a bipartisan group committed to following the guidelines of the Paris climate...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Substance abuse study committee meets for first time

DENVER – A drug-abuse specialist told a newly formed panel tasked with studying the health issue that the prevalence of addiction in Colorado requires policymakers to evaluate the problem as one...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Hickenlooper marks progress on 11 of 15 goals to make Colorado ‘healthiest’

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper said Monday that his administration has met 11 of 15 goals he set in 2013 in a pledge to make Colorado the healthiest state in the nation. The score card was...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislative committee to study opioid addiction

DENVER – A bipartisan committee of Colorado lawmakers will convene today to hear from experts on the prevalence of opioid and other substance abuse disorders and how they affect Colorado. This will...

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Department of Education launches new financial transparency website

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Education is hoping to pull back the curtain on school finance with a new website dedicated to tracking the funding streams and expenditures of the state’s 178...

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outdoor Retailer Show announces its commitment to call Colorado home

DENVER – Outside in the bright light and nearly 90 degree heat of a beautiful Colorado summer day, members of the Colorado state government and leaders from the outdoor recreation industry...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Steamboat Springs Democrat will challenge Scott Tipton for House seat

DENVER – A Steamboat Springs Democrat has thrown her hat into the ring for the 2018 congressional race against U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colorado. State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush announced Thursday...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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