Position: Herald staff writer

Picking up a wild fawn can be a kiss of death

Wildlife officials euthanized a baby deer Saturday after someone who thought it was abandoned put the animal in their car and took it to the Humane Society, effectively signing its “death...

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Comments show overwhelming support for Superfund

The public comment period for the proposed Superfund designation north of Silverton closed June 13, and while it has taken a few weeks for responses to filter in, one thing is abundantly clear:...

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towering wind turbines generate controversy, income in Monticello, Utah

It was nearly two decades in the making, yet took just a couple months to build, changing the landscape of the Southeast Utah high desert, and altering the culture of a small rural town. “What’s...

DATE: July 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA’s Gold King point man to retire

Steve Way, the Environmental Protection Agency’s on-scene coordinator for activities around the Gold King Mine, has retired, the federal agency confirmed last week. Way spent 32 years working for...

DATE: June 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Long-term campers in San Juan Mountains spur campground closures

Another cluster of campgrounds in the San Juan National Forest faces a ban on overnight camping because a handful of individuals have taken up residence there and trashed the place. “People are...

DATE: June 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

After dam release, river runs through the Lower Dolores

The opening of the lower Dolores River for the first time in five years was a joyous occasion for boaters who could swing the impromptu release. However, it was also a sober realization that...

DATE: June 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vigil for Orlando victims transcends race, sexual preference

Tears, heartbroken embraces and the weight of silence pulsated Tuesday night throughout the hundreds of people who gathered in Durango to honor those killed and injured in the Orlando nightclub...

DATE: June 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chaco Canyon oil and gas lease sale delayed

An oil and gas lease sale near Chaco Canyon was postponed this week for the third time, leaving conservationists and tribal communities on edge over the future of one of the nation’s few World...

DATE: June 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Missing taxidermy sheep reappears – without its clothes

If ever there was an “only in Durango” moment, here it is: a taxidermy sheep that was stolen from outside a local art gallery May 27 reappeared the next morning in the lobby of the Durango Police...

DATE: June 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores County farmer, restaurateur dies in crash

Dolores County farmer and native Stanley Daves was killed Saturday afternoon when a truck struck his tractor on U.S. Highway 491, about a mile west of Dove Creek. According to Colorado State Patrol...

DATE: May 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee boat inspections get funding

Efforts to prevent forest fires and invasive mussels are among the list of projects that may receive funding from the U.S. Forest Service this year. On Tuesday, the San Juan Title II Resource...

DATE: May 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil, gas leases sell for $5.2 million in HD Mountains

A decade-long fight to save the HD Mountains from oil and gas development took a hit last week: Leases on more than 6,000 acres of Forest Service land sold for $5.2 million. On May 12, the Bureau...

DATE: May 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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