Position: Herald staff writer

Durangoans weigh in on greenhouse-gas limits

On the day of reports that greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have surpassed the symbolic threshold of 400 parts per million – a number scientists regard as an ominous tipping point – Durango...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy’s parent settles billing complaint

Mercy Regional Medical Center was recently implicated in a False Claims Act allegation for violating Medicare billing requirements, a Department of Justice investigation revealed Friday. Catholic...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police arrest Cortez man in Halloween stabbing

A Cortez man is suspected of felony assault after a stabbing incident Halloween night, a Durango police spokesman said on Monday. Jimmy Wayne Mahan, 38, was taken into police custody around 2 a.m....

DATE: Nov. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Train numbers up despite Gold King Mine spill

SILVERTON – Despite fears that the sight of a mustard-yellow river would turn away visitors from Southwest Colorado, ridership on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad increased about 10.5...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Cattle truck driver charged; 3 cows died

The driver of a semi-truck full of livestock that overturned Sunday in Durango has been charged with reckless driving, police said Thursday. It was also revealed that at least three cattle died in...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

An uncommon love

From inside his small workshop in the unincorporated community of Marvel, horse trainer Orly Valencia has been perfecting the craft of making saddles intended for the long-haul cowboys on the...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Semi loaded with cattle clogs Durango thoroughfare

The intersection of Camino del Rio and U.S. Highway 550 in Durango became a bizarre and chaotic scene Sunday afternoon as emergency crews rushed to rescue about 80 cattle from a semitrailer that...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Sunnyside urges stakeholders to take $10 million on the table

Sunnyside Gold Corp. has sent a letter that stirs up an elephant-in-the-room quandary for those invested in the health of the Animas River: take $10 million now for water treatment in the Upper...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water treatment to begin

The dustings of snow on top of the San Juan Mountains only signify the urgency to which the Environmental Protection Agency looks to stabilize the discharge of acid mine drainage at the Gold King...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

With cuts looming, San Juan National Forest prioritizes recreational sites

Responding to nearly 50 percent decline in its recreational budget over the last decade, the San Juan National Forest Service has prioritized its sites, deeming what areas are worth saving....

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Durango resident killed in Flora Vista

The San Juan County (N.M.) Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a former Mancos resident that occurred at her home in Flora Vista. Lt. Detective Kyle Lincoln confirmed Monday that Karen...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory plans Nov. 21 opening

Purgatory Resort is making a bold prediction that the start of the ski mountain’s 50th season will begin before Thanksgiving. A statement released Tuesday announced skiers will be able to hit the...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports