Position: Herald Staff Writer

What’s new on Southwest Colorado’s slopes

James Coleman, owner of Mountain Capital Partners, the owner of Purgatory and Hesperus ski areas, is probably the happiest person in Durango to see 2018 in the rearview mirror given the paucity of...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hunt is on for industrial, office space in La Plata County

In an effort to help existing businesses expand and to attract new firms, an inventory of light industrial and office space available for lease or purchase is being compiled in La Plata County....

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Math festival brings 200 students to Fort Lewis College

Cori Davis, 10, a fifth-grader at Park Elementary School, discovered she could connect a bunch of squares to make a wheel “that really spins.” Her partner, Canyon Tucker, 10, a fellow fifth-grader...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County likely sees record midterm turnout

La Plata County voters cast 28,523 ballots Tuesday, setting what is believed to be a record midterm turnout of 62 percent. There are 45,647 registered voters in the county. “I’m so proud of La...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

McLachlan bests independent challenger in state House race

State Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, cruised to victory in House District 59 with 56 percent of voters favoring her and 44 percent backing independent challenger Paul Jones of Gunnison,...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dealing with painful loss, Bayfield EMT finds his calling

Eleven years ago, Dan Miller tragically lost his toddler son, Thomas. But in his journey to deal with the boy’s death, he found his true calling – working as a paramedic and firefighter. “It was a...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big Picture High students celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Paola Lerma took her fellow Big Picture High School students on a journey of cultural discovery during a four-week session examining grief, remembrance and the Mexican celebration of Dia de los...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animal rescue deals with suspected poisonings

Karen Corcoran-Watkins has a mystery to solve that hits too close to home. On Thursday morning, she woke to find three of her beloved pygmy goats dead. That came after two of her goats died...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse to close for season

Lake Nighthorse will close for the season Nov. 14 and reopen sometime in April. Durango Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Metz said visits to the lake and revenue projections are below...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado legislative candidates file latest campaign finance reports

With the General Election less than a week away, candidates for the Colorado General Assembly filed their final campaign-finance reports before voters’ mail-in ballots are due. The final financial...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado tourism industry borrows battlefield acronym to describe tough year

The past year in Southwest Colorado has been tough for the tourism industry. Perhaps not as brutal as a Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan, but brutal enough that regional business leaders in tourism...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Student videos explain ballot measures in nonpartisan way

American government students at Fort Lewis College have produced nonpartisan, informational videos to aid voters as they decide how to cast their vote on 11 of the 13 ballot measures they’ll face...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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