Luke Perkins

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Running in the Southwest: It’s a group scene

You’ve done it. You’ve got shoes, some knowhow about some common injuries, a basic routine and you’re getting out the door and putting foot to pavement several days a week. Now comes the next step:...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

Did lawmakers crackdown on texting while driving? It’s complicated

DENVER – “Texting while driving is dangerous behavior, stop it.” State Sen. Lois Court, D-Denver, said that is the message a new law cracking down on distracted driving was intended to deliver. But...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mancos’ $24.7 million school renovation gets final OK

DENVER – Mancos School District’s $24.7 million campus renovation plan has cleared its last bureaucratic hurdle. The Legislature’s Capital Development Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Report shows Colorado’s economic growth is slower than anticipated

DENVER – Colorado’s economy continues to chug along but at a slower rate than was anticipated, according to a pair of revenue forecasts released Tuesday by state economists. The slowdown could lead...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hickenlooper announces program to increase government efficiency

DENVER – The state of Colorado will partner with the University of Denver to create a Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab (CEAL) to evaluate how the state’s tax dollars are being spent and measure...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Running in the Southwest: Getting off on the right foot

DENVER – Whether you are an experienced runner who puts in dozens of miles a week or a beginner looking to go from the couch to a 5-kilometer run, you’ll only get as far as your body and gear will...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

Colorado attorney general joins bipartisan group investigating opioid crisis

DENVER – A bipartisan group of attorneys general from around the country is investigating what role drug manufacturers may play in the opioid crisis. Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman will...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, Mancos school districts earn state grants for construction

DENVER – The Colorado Board of Education approved more than $193 million in grants for construction projects across the state Thursday. Included in the list of 28 projects were two for Durango...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

State Board of Education announces move away from PARCC testing

DENVER – Colorado’s K-12 students will transition to a new series of standardized tests in the upcoming academic year after the State Board of Education decided to move away from multi-state PARCC...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teacher shortage town halls kick off Wednesday in Ridgway

DENVER – The state’s departments of Education and Higher Education will hold the first in a series of town halls Wednesday in Ridgway to learn what’s driving down enrollment and graduation rates of...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislature eyes tech advancements to assist Colorado’s growing elderly population

DENVER – The state Legislature’s Joint Technology Committee met Tuesday to hear about the technological developments that may help Colorado’s growing elderly population age. The presentation...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Interior head suggests reducing Bears Ears National Monument

WASHINGTON – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday recommended that the new Bears Ears National Monument in Utah be reduced in size and said Congress should step in to designate how selected...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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