Dale Rodebaugh

Position: Durango Herald Staff Writer

Molas recreation area in peril

As temporary use by snowmobilers of a potential wilderness area at Molas Lake turned long-term, Bureau of Land Management officials decided enough is enough. So, in an October order, Connie...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - Sports

Retiring forest supervisor no stranger to hot seat

Mark Stiles’ arrival in Durango as acting supervisor of the San Juan National Forest in May 2002 quickly became a baptism by fire. A month later, Stiles was a frontline commander in combating the...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Molas Lake winter sports area in peril

As temporary use by snowmobilers of a potential wilderness area at Molas Lake turned long-term, Bureau of Land Management officials decided enough is enough. So, in an October order, Connie...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Preliminary report tracks plane crash

DURANGO — The pilot of a single-engine plane that smashed into the San Juan Mountains north of Silverton on Dec. 3, killing four people, had only moments before the crash asked an air-traffic...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Seeds of safe food

DURANGO — The Fort Lewis College agriculture department and the Colorado State University Extension office are reaching out to help local growers and public-health officials avoid health threats...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Mountain Magic

DURANGO — Fifteen years after “The Western San Juan Mountains” introduced the geology, ecology and human history of half of the towering range that dominates Southwest Colorado, a companion tome is...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

FAA probes plane at horse gather

DURANGO — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating why a private plane was flying low over the corrals where wild horses were being rounded up Sept. 16 in the Spring Creek Basin in San...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse fills up

DURANGO — It’s full — at long last.Lake Nighthorse, the centerpiece of the Animas-La Plata Project that was created by pumping water from the Animas River, reached capacity at 11 a.m. Wednesday.“We...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA prepares ozone rule

DURANGO — Members of the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission, meeting in Durango this week, were briefed Thursday about the possibility that Southwest Colorado could be in violation of the new...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

State will study black bears

DURANGO — The Colorado Division of Wildlife has started a five-year study in Southwest Colorado to learn about black bear behavior and the ursine’s relationship with humans.The division of wildlife...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango seeks A-LP water

DURANGO — With the Animas-La Plata Project nearing completion, Jack Rogers, the city’s public works director, told Durango city councilors it’s decision time to figure out how to pay for the city’s...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse flow starts

DURANGO — Two years to the day that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation began filling Lake Nighthorse, the agency Wednesday started testing the effect of releasing water from the reservoir.Specially...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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