Ayelet Sheffey

Position: Herald Staff Writer

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 | UPDATED: 6 hours 46 minutes ago | 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

More scenic byways expected within a year

WASHINGTON – A revival of the National Scenic Byways program is underway after a bill became law last month requiring the U.S. Department of Transportation to open an application process for new...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators urge rural PILT funds be reauthorized

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 payments in lieu of taxes and the Secure...

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

House approves marijuana banking bill

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House passed the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act this week to protect marijuana business from unfair banking practices, receiving praise from Colorado lawmakers. The...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Repeal of federal water rule brings comfort to agricultural communities

Lawmakers, ranchers and agriculturalists are lauding last week’s decision by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to repeal the 2015 Waters of the United States rule....

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Bennet requests hearing on public lands bill

Hikers, mountain bikers and Colorado lawmakers said they are pleased with a request by Sen. Michael Bennet for a Senate hearing on the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act. The CORE Act,...

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

Repeal of federal water rule brings comfort to agricultural communities

Lawmakers, ranchers and agriculturalists are lauding last week’s decision by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to repeal the 2015 Waters of the United States rule....

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

Logistics of relocating BLM headquarters raises questions

WASHINGTON – Convenient air travel, consultation with Native American tribes and moving staff were some of the many issues brought up this week at a hearing by the House Committee on Natural...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal dollars to help pay for repairs of Highway 145

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner announced Wednesday nearly $1.5 million in U.S. Department of Transportation emergency relief funding for Colorado to rebuild infrastructure that was damaged by...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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