Kelcie Pegher

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Disability hearings on horizon for Durango

WASHINGTON – Disability hearings for Southwest Colorado may be getting easier in the coming months with plans to renovate the Social Security Administration’s Durango field office for video...

DATE: May 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural post offices get reprieve in Senate-passed measure

WASHINGTON – The Senate passed a bill to keep the U.S. Postal Service running for a few more years and saving rural offices by cutting excessive payments to pensions.The measure, which now goes to...

DATE: April 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upgrade for Chimney Rock clears panel, advances to House floor

WASHINGTON – A multifaceted approach to make Chimney Rock a national monument, cleared a committee hearing Wednesday in the U.S. House of Representatives.U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez,...

DATE: April 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton, senators ask for Chimney Rock upgrade

WASHINGTON – The charge to make Chimney Rock Archaeological Area a national monument is heating up this week after several attempts from U.S. senators and representatives.On Friday, Colorado’s U.S....

DATE: April 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver television in Southwest Colorado?

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, introduced a bill in the House on Thursday that attempts to give the Four Corners access to Denver’s local television broadcasts.The Four Corners Television Access...

DATE: April 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regulating gas cost eludes Congress

WASHINGTON – Both the House and Senate are struggling to pass a comprehensive energy plan that would relieve some pressure at the pump.But the consensus from committee hearings this week is that in...

DATE: March 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

House committee addresses price of gas at hearing

WASHINGTON – While a solution to rising gasoline prices is no nearer than before, a committee heard testimony about how the high prices will affect tourism this summer.The House Committee on...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo.’s Suthers attends hearing

Colorado’s Attorney General John Suthers was in Washington Monday sitting in on U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments about the constitutionality of the health-care reform act.Twenty-six states...

DATE: March 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Some Colo. congressmen receive knitted uterus

Don’t have a uterus of your own? If you’re a male member of Congress, 55-year-old Susan Santos may be knitting you one.The Lakewood resident delivered a knitted uterus to U.S. Sen. Michael...

DATE: March 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Measure aims to protect San Juans

Protecting the San Juan mountains may become a little easier in coming years with a bill that would expand the forest in parts of Colorado.Introduced by Sen. Mark Udall and co-sponsored by Sen....

DATE: March 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. commander says Afghanistan needs U.S. troops

WASHINGTON – The United States should continue a substantial military presence through 2013, said Marine Gen. John Allen, top commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan said Thursday.“I wish I could...

DATE: March 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

JOBs bill passes; starting your business could get easier

WASHINGTON – A bill that would make it easier for small businesses to raise money from investors, known as the JOBS bill, passed the Senate today with a majority vote.The Jumpstart Our Business...

DATE: March 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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