COVID-19 enforcement: ‘It’s unsettled’ in Durango, statewide

Enforcement in the form of penalties for violators of COVID-19 restrictions “is not crystal clear,” said the leader of San Juan Basin Public Health. But Liane Jollon, SJBPH executive director, said...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can the Constitution and COVID-19 restrictions coexist?

COVID-19 restrictions have lasted so long and have narrowed the right to gather to such an extent that some legal scholars say some measures taken to limit transmission of the virus are impinging...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man battled COVID-19. Now he’s fighting health restrictions

Jaime McMillan just overcame a six-week battle with COVID-19, but he’s worried health restrictions are now more of a menace to individual liberties and commerce than the virus is to public health....

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Partisan lawsuit looms over Colorado’s Legislature, and it’s costing taxpayers

Democrats see Colorado’s 2020 legislative session as an opportunity to reset their relationship with statehouse Republicans. But looming large is bad blood from last year’s lawmaking term that is...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conservative social media commentator speaks at FLC

Conservative students should never sacrifice their political views to gain better grades from leftist professors or more acceptance among leftist students, said internet commentator Will Witt, who...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Groups take aim at Durango’s proposed camping rules

Two civil rights groups took issue Friday with the city of Durango’s proposed rules for camping in city limits in a tersely worded letter, saying the proposed rules violate federal laws. The...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

League of Women Voters, Durango Herald to co-sponsor presentation

The League of Women Voters of La Plata County, along with The Durango Herald, will host a presentation Monday night about the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights and the Gallagher Amendment. Carol Hedges,...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

ACLU discovers Durango law in violation of Colorado Constitution

The city of Durango agreed to revamp its municipal codes to allow residents facing a fine for low-level criminal offenses to receive a jury trial, after hearing from the American Civil Liberties...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge OKs class action in lawsuit over Denver’s homeless sweeps

A lawsuit that claims the City of Denver violated the constitutional rights of its homeless residents took a big step forward on Thursday. A federal judge granted class-action status to the suit,...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bill to protect Coloradans rights passes committee

DENVER – While Civic Center Park in downtown Denver was going up in smoke Thursday in celebration of 4/20, the state Legislature was getting ready to hit on a measure to protect Coloradans’...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petition seeks to bypass Congress to amend Constitution

Residents who have grown tired of federal regulations, the government’s inability to rein in the national debt and its unwillingness to enact term limits on members of Congress hope to use the...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amendment 71 creates odd bedfellows

DENVER – Forget “The Odd Couple,” opponents of Amendment 71 in Colorado could have their own sitcom, “Odd Bedfellows.” The coalition opposed to making it more difficult to amend the state...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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