Position: Herald Staff Writer

A dog by any other name

The strong bond between people and dogs makes it logical that babies and puppies are named in similar fashion. Royalty and purebred dogs registered with the American Kennel Club fall into one...

DATE: June 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

SW Colorado losses lower than national average

Bee loss in Southwest Colorado was significantly lower than the national average, said Tina Sebestyen with the Four Corners Beekeepers Association. “Bee losses in our area are only 25 percent, much...

DATE: May 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Colorado teen-pregnancy program shows results

The use of intrauterine devices, IUDs, and other long-acting reversible contraceptives played a major role in reducing the number of teen births 35 percent in La Plata County and 47 percent in...

DATE: May 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rocks rip apart rail line

Falling rock broke the rail of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, canceling runs to Silverton for an undetermined period of time. There’s a chance, however, that service could be...

DATE: May 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Zeroing in on cancer

External-beam radiation - a cancer treatment using high-energy X-rays - has taken a giant stride at Mercy Regional Medical Center. The hospital has acquired a $2.5 million Trilogy linear...

DATE: April 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Medical marijuana outlet robbery: Offer extended to father

The Gem Village man charged along with his teenage son of robbing a Durango medical marijuana outlet waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday, which determines if there is probable cause...

DATE: April 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zeroing in on cancer

External-beam radiation – a cancer treatment using high-energy X-rays – has taken a giant stride at Mercy Regional Medical Center. The hospital has acquired a $2.5 million Trilogy linear...

DATE: April 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Missing woman is found

The 30-year-old Durango woman missing since March 30 has been found. As of 10 p.m. Thursday, Durango Police Sgt. Don Cummings had no further information. “I was told that she was found and that she...

DATE: April 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

2015 was a bad year for snowpack

The significant snowfall of late February and early March did little to position Colorado well for summer, the Natural Resources Conservation Service said Tuesday in a news release. The period from...

DATE: April 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

S.W. Colorado snowpack at 54%

Colorado water officials are concerned about mountain snowpacks, particularly in the Colorado River drainage, but conditions are more critical in the Four Corners. In Southwest Colorado, the...

DATE: April 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Do you know where your livestock are?

Ongoing drought, which has made rangeland less hospitable, and other factors have reduced the number of cattle and sheep that currently graze in the San Juan National Forest. The declining numbers...

DATE: March 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

St. Patrick’s DUI watch is underway

The annual St. Patrick’s Day watch for drinking drivers got under way Friday with increased law enforcement patrols on streets and highways and non-sworn members of safety coalitions spreading the...

DATE: March 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News