Ayelet Sheffey

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Durango CBD retailers not fretting FDA updates

Companies selling cannabidiol products face an uncertain future after the Food and Drug Administration issued a consumer update that detailed the potential harmful effects of CBD. The FDA...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Permanent funding for Land and Water Conservation Fund advances

WASHINGTON – A bill to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, led by Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., passed Tuesday in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Gardner and...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Wilderness Act advances for full House vote

The House Committee on Natural Resources voted this week to pass the Colorado Wilderness Act, which now awaits full consideration in the House of Representatives. In May, Rep. Diana DeGette,...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis: Ending DACA would be ‘economic disaster’

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would be an “economic disaster to cities and states.” He promised to do everything under the law to protect...

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

Tipton: Impeachment hearings haven’t produced ‘big revelations’

After the first day of impeachment hearings, Rep. Scott Tipton said he remains firm in his belief President Donald Trump has not committed an impeachable offense. In an interview Thursday with The...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Impeachment hearings televised, with a live audience

WASHINGTON – Hours before the first public impeachment hearing for President Donald Trump began, media, staff, interns and the general public lined up Wednesday outside the House Ways and Means...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Diane Mitsch Bush hopes environmental platform can unseat Rep. Scott Tipton

Former Routt County Commissioner Diane Mitsch Bush is making a second attempt to unseat Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, with environmental priorities in mind. The 2018 Democratic nominee for the 3rd...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CORE Act passes House with bipartisan support

The Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, garnering bipartisan support. The CORE Act, introduced by Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., in...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango climate activist makes second attempt to unseat Scott Tipton

Democrat Root Routledge is running to unseat Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., for the second time, on a platform centered strongly around climate activism. Routledge’s campaign is a solo operation....

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Concerns raised about research arm built into 2018 farm bill

Lawmakers on Thursday questioned the wisdom of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to relocate research programs within a massive agricultural funding bill. Every five years, Congress...

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

In covering impeachment, teachers focus on historical significance

The timing of the impeachment inquiry – a few weeks after schools started their fall semesters in La Plata County – didn’t exactly give political science teachers and other educators the ability to...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senators call for reauthorization of rural funding programs

Democratic and Republican senators came together last week to request, in a letter to the Senate majority and minority leaders, a two-year reauthorization of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes and...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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