Position: Herald staff writer

Aztec granny leads ‘Toxic Tour of Hell’

Shirley “Sug” McNall has become the black sheep among not only her family, but also the community in which she lives, and it’s not hard to see why. Her “Toxic Tour of Hell” exposes the ugly side of...

DATE: March 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Book explores significance of rock art

For Pueblo Tribal Council member Paul Tosa, human-made markings on stone are not “rock art,” the commonly used term. Instead, he says the etchings left by his ancestors nearly 800 years ago are...

DATE: March 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Driver swerves through crash scene south of Hesperus

Emergency responders had their hands full Sunday when a swerving driver passed the scene of a rollover on Colorado Highway 140 south of Hesperus. Around 12:45 p.m., an 18-year-old Hesperus woman...

DATE: March 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Values clash over grazing in Weminuche Wilderness

The first draft of a controversial study surrounding the future use of land in the Weminuche Wilderness was released last week, with Forest Service officials determining grazing will continue...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Crowd clearly split at BLM hearing on methane emissions

FARMINGTON – Nearly 800 people flooded the San Juan College’s Henderson Fine Arts Center auditorium Tuesday to weigh in on the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed set of regulations aimed at...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Time to update methane regs?

In the vortex of the Four Corners methane hot spot, it’s only fitting the city of Farmington will hold one of only four public hearings across the country for a proposal aimed at updating...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County production-related toxic waste minimal compared with San Juan County, N.M.

An annual report that tracks production-related waste from industrial facilities found nearly 750 pounds of toxic chemicals were disposed in La Plata County in 2014. However, that number is utterly...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where to put 3,000 new gas wells in Southwest Colorado?

For some, it’s obvious: Why wouldn’t you meticulously plan the location of a predicted 3,000 new oil and gas wells to protect natural lands like Mesa Verde National Park and Phil’s World mountain...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gold King owner: The future is uncertain

The ongoing conflict between the Environmental Protection Agency and the owner of the Gold King Mine shows no signs of slowing in 2016, with a land-use agreement set to expire in March. The two...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Paralyzed man sues Mercy over ‘reckless and dangerous conduct’

A paralyzed Pagosa Springs man has filed a lawsuit against Mercy Home Health and Hospice, claiming nurses charged with his care engaged in “reckless and dangerous conduct,” which resulted in...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Greater Superfund involvement sought

Nearly six months after the Gold King mine blowout, and with Silverton still in limbo over Superfund, a sense that downstream communities should take a larger role in negotiations regarding the...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Habitat owners in Durango file suit over fish die-off

Little Fishes Wildlife Habitat on La Posta Road in Durango is missing one essential component – fish – and owners of the 34-acre property are blaming nearby oil and gas operations for a 2014...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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