Ryan Maye Handy

Position: Herald Staff Writer

No new gymnasium for Fort Lewis College as Colorado budget signed into law

DENVER – Colorado’s $30.5 billion budget for the next fiscal year has been signed into law, but it does not include $25 million in funding for Fort Lewis College’s planned expansion of its Whalen...

DATE: April 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plan to double Parks and Wildlife fines gains momentum in Colorado

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers have given initial approval to an effort to double or triple fines for hunting and fishing violations in Colorado’s state parks, part of an ongoing effort to update the...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Recall efforts ramp up amid controversial legislation

DENVER – In January, when Mesa County residents heard that state lawmakers had introduced a bill that would fundamentally change presidential voting in Colorado, they started grabbing County...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis highlights efforts to reduce health care costs

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis unveiled a “road map” Thursday for reducing health care costs in Colorado, highlighting at least 10 bills to address hospital charges, a state-backed insurance plan, a...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Surplus barely scratches surface of Southwest Colorado’s road needs

DENVER – Southwestern Colorado needs more than $470 million to improve roads, but an effort to use surplus tax money to cover those costs will fall far short of the region’s needs. This year,...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Program adds incentive for rural teachers

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis signed into law Monday a bill that will expand a program offering rural teachers stipends, an incentive that lawmakers hope will draw teachers to the schools most affected...

DATE: March 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opioid plan moves forward; Montezuma can apply for aid

DENVER – The House committee on public health on Friday greenlighted a lifesaving treatment program that offers medication to break opioid addiction and ease withdrawal. The drug program would...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers advance plan to track greenhouse gases

DENVER – Lawmakers gave initial approval to a bill Thursday that orders the state to expand its tracking and possibly regulations of greenhouse gas emissions through 2050, an effort to buck the...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Legislative committee kills Fort Lewis College’s $25M request for gym expansion

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers have denied Fort Lewis College more than $25 million to construct a much-needed expansion of Whalen Gymnasium, which has already cost the college millions as part of a...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What will oil and gas reform mean for Colorado?

DENVER – A sweeping reform of oil and gas development working its way through the Capitol offers one of two futures for Colorado: a harmonious balance of anti- and pro-energy counties, or economic...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s happening this week in the Legislature

DENVER – Colorado’s legislative session is more than halfway done, but lawmakers have yet to give final approval to some of the most controversial legislation, including a “red flag” gun bill and...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Republicans begin second day of protest

DENVER – Republicans brought the Colorado Senate to a standstill for the second day on Tuesday, as they continued to protest controversial legislation they say has been rushed through committees...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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