Position: Herald Denver Bureau

Time to roll out the (rain) barrels in Colorado

DENVER – Proponents of allowing Coloradans to collect rain from their roofs demanded “free the barrels.” On Wednesday, those barrels were set free.That’s when a law passed by the Legislature this...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jim Isgar remembered in state Senate

DENVER – The Colorado Senate on Monday remembered former state Sen. Jim Isgar as a larger-than-life lawmaker who taught colleagues that their word is their bond. Isgar died March 4 in Denver after...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA releases final water-monitoring plan related to Gold King Mine spill

DENVER – Federal environmental officials on Thursday released a final one-year water-monitoring plan in the wake of the Gold King Mine spill. The Environmental Protection Agency said it plans to...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico officials say rivers still tainted from Gold King Mine spill

DENVER – A $1.5 million bill sent by New Mexico to the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday could be the last chance for federal officials and the state of Colorado to avoid a lawsuit related...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper recommends Superfund listing for mine sites around Silverton

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday recommended a Superfund listing in the wake of the Gold King Mine spill, ending more than six months of discussions on whether the state should pursue the...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Neville campaign seeks backers

DENVER – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tim Neville is asking Colorado conservatives to pledge early support as he kicks off a fundraising effort. The state senator from Littleton announced his...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Danger to river didn't last

DENVER - An independent study of water quality in the Animas River after the Gold King Mine spill shows major human health concerns were short-lived, though slight spikes in pollution might occur...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Danger to river didn’t last

DENVER – An independent study of water quality in the Animas River after the Gold King Mine spill shows major human health concerns were short-lived, though slight spikes in pollution might occur...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Attorney general offers blessing on hospital fee

DENVER – Republican Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Monday offered a legal blessing to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper to proceed with restructuring a hospital fee. The news offered a slight...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Hickenlooper calls for unity in wake of election

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper is calling for unity after a divisive election in which he described Republican Donald Trump as a “narcissistic fraud.” His comments Thursday came just hours before...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2016 | 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. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Darryl Glenn says he is the leader needed in U.S. Senate

DENVER – Republican Darryl Glenn is running for U.S. Senate because he is worried about the future for his two daughters. Glenn sees national security as perhaps the greatest concern, pointing to...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News