Luke Perkins

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Running in the Southwest: Two ends of the spectrum

In it’s 26th year, runners from around the world have willingly signed up to come to the southwest corner of Colorado to pit themselves against the trails of the Rocky Mountains in the Hardrock...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

State, federal action clouds financial future of CPW

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife could face state and federal funding cuts after the state Legislature denied its request to raise fees. Last month, the Legislature killed a bill that would...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Don Coram, Barbara McLachlan named ‘Rural School Champions’

DENVER – Lawmakers Don Coram, R-Montrose, and Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, were named Rural Schools Champions on Monday evening by the Colorado Rural School Alliance during a reception at Fort...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Supreme Court ruling requires developer’s consent on HOA rule changes

DENVER – Another step was taken in resolving construction defects litigation in Colorado, but there’s dispute over whether that step was forward or backward. At issue is a Monday ruling by the...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Rolling coal’ bill becomes law

DENVER – A Senate bill is now in effect to prevent drivers from knowingly blowing exhaust smoke to obscure the vision of other drivers, cyclists or pedestrians. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado bill makes birth control more accessible for women

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Monday that makes contraceptive medicine more accessible for women. House Bill 1186, sponsored by Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose, requires insurance...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Audit finds film office has been paying incentives to non-eligible projects

DENVER – A statewide audit shows that millions of Colorado taxpayer dollars have been going toward film incentives for productions that fail to meet minimum qualifications. According to an audit of...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado teacher shortage study gets underway

DENVER – The state’s Department of Higher Education is beginning its work to study teacher shortages after State Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, sponsored a bill requiring it. McLachlan, with...

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The perks and pitfalls of technology in the classroom

DENVER Seven hours. That might be a good night’s sleep or an easy day at work for some, but for children it represents the average daily time they spend plugged into some form of entertainment...

DATE: June 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Department of Education addresses post secondary achievement

DENVER – Members of Colorado’s minority communities are predicted to face a backslide in educational achievement after high school. This was one of the sobering realizations provided Thursday by...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Indivisible Durango to hold rally for gun-violence awareness

Starting today, hundreds of thousands of Americans will don the color orange in support of National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Over the weekend, rallies will be held in all 50 states, including...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hospital Provider Fee reform signed into law in Colorado

DENVER – The saga of the Hospital Provider Fee came to an end Tuesday in Fowler, a town of just over 1,100 people east of Pueblo, when Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 267 into law. The...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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