Mary Bowerman

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Water: Battleground of the West

West of the invisible 100th meridian line separating the East from the West, Harold Baxstrom irrigates 180 acres of hay or pasture with water directly from Lemon Reservoir. Since the 2001 drought,...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Immigration reform pushed by Dems

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With November elections around the corner, immigration-reform advocates are banking on immigration issues to rally voters and counteract the notoriously low voter turnout in...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

House to vote on immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The scramble to fix the crisis at the border was well underway Tuesday. House Republicans introduced a watered-down emergency-funding package to deal with the influx of...

DATE: July 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Partisan bickering thwarts action on VA bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As time ticks down toward the August recess, the House and Senate are clashing over finding common ground to fix the broken Veterans Affairs system. Both the Senate and House...

DATE: July 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill to study allowing Denver TV in S.W. Colo.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Southwestern Colorado residents’ call for access to Denver TV will get another look after the passage of a satellite bill in the House on Tuesday. The House passed the bipartisan...

DATE: July 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Price of duck stamp could rise

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The cost of duck stamps could increase if a House bill designed to free funds for conservation passes. Waterfowl hunters must have a federal duck stamp to hunt. Ninety-eight...

DATE: July 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dems seek penalties for firms off-shoring jobs

WASHINGTON – A bill that would end tax breaks to companies shipping jobs overseas could be the latest casualty in the increasing tension between Senate Democrats and Republicans before the midterm...

DATE: July 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Fire borrowing’ on Congress’ agenda to fix

WASHINGTON – Congress is trying to sift through the smoke on how to fix “fire borrowing,” a process a bipartisan group of U.S. senators say is hampering vital fire-prevention measures in Western...

DATE: July 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Congress tackles invasive species

From kudzu-choked trees in the Southeast, to Burmese pythons swallowing pets in the Florida wetlands or cheatgrass thriving in sage grouse habitat in Colorado and much of the West, invasive species...

DATE: July 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Immigration reform popular

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As business leaders, agriculture and manufacturing members across the state joined for a day of action on immigration reform, a new poll shows Coloradans are ready for Congress...

DATE: July 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dems seek to counter birth-control decision

Democrats are pushing a new bill that would negate the Supreme Court decision on the Hobby Lobby case and require employers, regardless of religious beliefs, to cover employees’ contraceptives and...

DATE: July 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sportsmen’s bill hits rough waters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – By all accounts Monday, the widely supported bipartisan hunting and fishing bill seemed to be sailing through the usually gridlocked Senate. But after an all-day delay Tuesday,...

DATE: July 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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