Position: Herald Staff Writer

Handwoven rug store opens on Main Avenue in downtown Durango

T he inside of Durango Rug Co . closely resembles the Istanbul Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. The business, which opened last month at 747 Main Ave.,...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College struggles to attract and retain students

A little more than 3,000 students call Fort Lewis College home – the lowest enrollment the institution has seen in more than a decade. Declining enrollment at FLC has been a cause for concern over...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best farmer friends

Max Fields and James Plate have been best friends since kindergarten. Together, they moved from Denver to Durango and began farming on a plot of land at the Old Fort in Hesperus. The farm incubator...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Fort Lewis College enrollment down 6.6 percent

Fall enrollment at Fort Lewis College is down 6.6 percent compared with last year – the lowest it has been in more than a decade – prompting the college to increase its effort to boost retention...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas prioritizes tuition waiver

Fort Lewis College President Dene Kay Thomas has dedicated much of her professional life to ensure that Native Americans have access to affordable education. When she retires from FLC at the end of...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who will be next generation’s farmers?

Gunther Ott is part of America’s next generation of farmers and ranchers. He is the first of the third generation to continue the agricultural stewardship of the James Ranch. Ott, 24, manages...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers Market profile: Peak Season Farms delivers year-round

Peak Season Farms in Hesperus takes a unique approach to growing produce all year long. Owner Wendy Wyatt said Peak Season vegetables are all organic, and grown indoors in a vertical hydroponic...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Colorado commission seeks increase in STEM degrees

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education announced on Tuesday its master plan, “Colorado Rises: Advancing Education and Talent Development,” as a call to action to increase education levels...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Lt. governor bids for higher state office

Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne visited the La Plata County Democrat Office on Saturday after her announcement earlier in the week that she is entering the race for governor in 2018. Lynne, a...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grand Junction councilor will challenge Tipton

Grand Junction City Councilman Chris Kennedy announced his run for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District seat on Saturday during a visit to Durango. Kennedy, a Marine Corps veteran and Democrat,...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers Market profile: Green Table Farm hits its stride

Tyler Hoyt’s interest in farming started after a series of college classes made him question the quality of his food and where it came from. He has been growing food in the area for about 10 years...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free lecture series to return to Fort Lewis College

The Life-Long Learning lecture series at Fort Lewis College is preparing to begin. The free series is co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the Professional Associates of Fort Lewis...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News