Luke Perkins

Position: Herald Staff Writer

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

Governor expected to announce Colo. acquisition of Outdoor Retailer Show

DENVER – The Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office and Governor John Hickenlooper are expected to announce on Thursday that a successful bid has been made for the world’s largest outdoor...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Secretary of State addresses privacy concerns over disclosure of voter info

DENVER – Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams said he will provide a presidential commission looking to crack down on voter fraud with publicly available voter information and a list of...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Appeals court rules against delay of implementing methane regulations

DENVER – A U.S. Court of Appeals blocked EPA administrator Scott Pruitt from delaying the implementation of the methane regulations adopted under the Obama administration on a 2-1 vote Monday. This...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Leo Lloyd reaches a lofty goal every year

DENVER Leo Lloyd, 55, has run an 18-mile loop in the Grand Canyon every spring for 35 years. The tradition began on a spring break trip with two of his Fort Lewis College professors and has...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislature mammoth compromise bill goes into effect

DENVER – The mammoth compromise effort of the 2017 legislative session, Senate Bill 267, goes into effect Saturday. Commonly referred to as a casserole or Christmas tree bill, meaning it has a...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Attorney general announces indictment of largest marijuana drug ring in state history

DENVER – State Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced indictments and the take-down of an illegal marijuana grow operation that generated millions of dollars by sending thousands of pounds of...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Study: Outdoor recreation industry generates billions for Colorado

DENVER – Colorado consumers spend $28 billion annually on outdoor recreation, according to a sneak peek released Tuesday of an economic impact report by the Outdoor Industry Association. In return,...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hickenlooper, Kasich join opposition to latest health care bill

DENVER – Republicans in the U.S. Senate have delayed a vote on the latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA),which could cost...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Plotting your passion

In the age of GPS and smartphones that read aloud directions, it can be easy to forget that at one point people had to read and interpret maps, which may not have been updated at the pace of...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Energy Office funding cut reveals split on state vision

DENVER – Funding for the Colorado Energy Office was cut off recently – but not for budget reasons. Instead, it was about the vision for the office. The Energy Office is an executive office...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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