Sen. Cory Gardner starts to separate himself from party

DENVER – Republican Sen. Cory Gardner helped mastermind the GOP’s midterm strategy of pushing Senate candidates closer to President Donald Trump. But heading into his own 2020 re-election bid in...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado’s history of women in politics marks another milestone: A House majority

Colorado’s House of Representatives is in an exclusive club. It’s one of only two legislative chambers in the country where female lawmakers hold a majority. Overall, women make up nearly half of...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 22 hours 12 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Montezuma County seeks way to open Mesa Verde road

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners and county staff are discussing how to reopen the road into Mesa Verde National Park, which closed because of the partial federal government shutdown....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

As committee chairwoman, state Rep. McLachlan to tackle education funding

Finding funding for education will be one of the major challenges facing state Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, in the next legislative session. McLachlan, a former Durango High School teacher,...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Republicans’ plan to regain power? Wait for Democrats to overreach

Colorado Republicans are preparing for life in the political wilderness. After election night’s midterm blue wave receded, the party was left without a foothold in the state government. Democrats...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sen. Michael Bennet ‘seriously thinking’ about a 2020 run for president

It turns out Gov. John Hickenlooper isn’t the only Colorado Democrat with his eye on the White House. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is considering a presidential bid, according to three people who...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

McLachlan bests independent challenger in state House race

State Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, cruised to victory in House District 59 with 56 percent of voters favoring her and 44 percent backing independent challenger Paul Jones of Gunnison,...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Don Coram holds on to Senate District 6 seat

State Sen. Don Coram, a Montrose Republican, defeated Democratic challenger Guinn Unger, a Bayfield Democrat, with 55.13 percent of voters favoring the incumbent and 44.87 percent preferring the...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Walker Stapleton stumps in Durango on final lap before Election Day

Republican candidate for Colorado governor Walker Stapleton promised a brighter future for young people at a rally held Thursday in the Durango Main Mall, 835 Main Ave. More than 60 people cheered...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will Gov. John Hickenlooper run for president? We ask.

Durango Herald reporter Bret Hauff asked outgoing Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper if he will run for president of the United States. The guv has been notoriously...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats rally in Durango

Democratic candidates for local, state and national offices rallied voters Saturday evening as part of the Colorado Democratic Party’s Colorado for All bus tour around the state. More than 150...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Student videos explain ballot measures in nonpartisan way

American government students at Fort Lewis College have produced nonpartisan, informational videos to aid voters as they decide how to cast their vote on 11 of the 13 ballot measures they’ll face...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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