Government

House passes bill to push abandoned mine cleanup

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Abandoned mine land reclamation took a step forward in Congress this week as the House passed the “Bureau of Land Management Foundation Act,” which aims to set up funds to clean...

DATE: July 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rep. Scott Tipton condemns Democrats’ U.S. House sit-in

WASHINGTON – Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, released a statement Thursday on Facebook condemning the sit-in by Democrats on the floor of the House. Nearly 100 Democrats took control of the chamber...

DATE: June 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Open records: N.M. lawmakers rarely use work email

SANTA FE – New Mexico legislative leaders rarely, if ever, communicate by work email and keep private the details of breakfast and dinner appointments with industry and special interest groups,...

DATE: March 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Partisan spending rift divides Colorado lawmakers, Gov. John Hickenlooper

Associated Press DENVER – With Colorado’s legislative session due to start next week, the main agenda item for Gov. John Hickenlooper seems dead on arrival, a sign that the state’s partisan divides...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Year-end Review Congress GOP upheaval overshadows legislating

WASHINGTON – For Congress, 2015 was a year of ideological clashes, showdown votes and harsh words. And that was just among Republicans. It was the first year of Barack Obama’s two presidential...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

In final year, Obama seeks to stave off lame-duck status

WASHINGTON – In June, during one of the best stretches of his presidency, Barack Obama strode through a West Wing hallway exclaiming, “Offense! Stay on offense!” It was a rally cry for a White...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Obama: Veterans have much ‘to give’ nation

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama urged the public Wednesday to keep thinking about veterans long after the annual holiday honoring them. At an observance at Arlington National Cemetery, Obama...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Mancos may be getting sister city in France

Southwest Colorado and northwestern France may seem like worlds apart, but the Mancos Town Board hopes to close the distance with a new sister-city designation. Town Administrator Andrea Phillips...

DATE: June 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rinderle to lead state board

Durango City Councilor Christina Rinderle will be sworn in as president of the Colorado Municipal League’s Executive Board later this month. “It will be an absolute honor to be the President of...

DATE: June 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos residents oppose retailer

Representatives for Family Dollar on Wednesday announced to a full house that the corporation was looking at opening a store in Mancos. The town’s moratorium on big-box stores expires in mid-March,...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute council now has female majority

TOWAOC – A blanket kept the drum’s spirit warm and protected. When removed, ensuing unison beats from a seven-man drum circle echoed throughout the Tribal Council Chambers. As the honor drum...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Udall joins Alaskan senator seeking unity

WASHINGTON – It's a walk down the aisle with a Washington spin – but rather than a vertical movement, it's a horizontal glide.Senators Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, are sending...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News