Emily Hayes

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Tom Tancredo endorses Tipton challenger in Republican primary

Tom Tancredo, a former U.S. House representative and hardliner on immigration, has endorsed Lauren Boebert, a gun-toting restaurant owner from Rifle, who is running against Scott Tipton in the...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trade deal with Mexico, Canada restores some certainty for Colorado farmers

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada into law Wednesday, solidifying a deal that restores some trade certainty to farmers in Colorado. The treaty,...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funding for Holocaust education programs passes in U.S. House

A U.S. House bill proposes additional funding to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., to create online education programs for teachers. The Never Again Education Act, introduced by...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School student sits in on Senate impeachment trial

Durango High School student Colton Williams witnessed history in the making Friday in Washington, D.C., where Democrats presented their third day of opening arguments in the impeachment trial of...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, House lawmakers propose changes to Endangered Species Act

Local agencies working on the ground should decide whether to list a species as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, according to a renewed bill from Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez. The bill,...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thousands join Women’s March in Washington

WASHINGTON – Three years after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the 2020 Women’s March in Washington mobilized thousands of protestors again on Saturday to demand reproductive rights,...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet achieves fundraising goal for New Hampshire primary

Sen. Michael Bennet’s presidential campaign has just hit its goal of raising $700,000 within a month to make Bennet competitive with other top-tier Democratic candidates in New Hampshire. The...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana researchers struggle to keep up with rapidly growing industry

WASHINGTON – Marijuana and CBD dispensaries line the main avenues of Durango and Cortez, reflecting a growing agricultural and retail industry in Southwest Colorado. The Colorado Department of...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Should ending homelessness be a local and federal effort?

Banks need to invest in their local communities to effectively increase affordable housing, Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, said this week at a U.S. House of Representatives committee hearing. The...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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