Position: Herald Staff Writer

Rep. Scott Tipton says he focuses on district, not tweets

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton says he will focus on issues important to his district and not the fireworks emerging from the White House if re-elected for a fifth term. Staying away from the political...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

State Senate candidates Coram, Unger differ on ballot issues

Wants are many but resources are scarce; it’s a division that frequently separates views on public policies. In state Senate District 6, the southwestern corner of the state, how far government...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawyers discuss lawsuit in response to 416 Fire

Lawyers suing the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad said they seek to obtain just compensation for residents who suffered damages as a result of the 416 Fire, not kill La Plata County’s top...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Enrollment numbers are in, and Fort Lewis College is pleased

Enrollment for fall 2018 at Fort Lewis College came in at 3,317 students, which is two students fewer than fall 2017 – a number the school sees as stabilization after several years of larger...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

How many hotel rooms in Durango are too much?

Durango’s lodging industry is looking at ways to make room for 475 new hotel rooms that will come online in the next 1½ to two years. “It’s scary as a lodger. It’s too much, too soon, but at the...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Gem Village now a stop on information superhighway

Tracy McCracken, owner of Valley Feed and Ranch Supply in Gem Village, is looking forward to the end of September – when she expects to merge onto the information superhighway after struggling for...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Dallas firm completes purchase of First National Bank

The $134.4 million sale of First National Bank of Durango, the town’s first bank which opened in 1882, to Triumph Bancorp Inc. of Dallas is now complete, and new TBK Bank signs are already up. In...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College’s new president launches a listening tour

Tom Stritikus is beginning his tenure as president of Fort Lewis College playing to a strength: listening. Stritikus is in the middle of a listening tour during his first weeks on campus. He...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango Police Department hears from public about use of body cameras

The use of body cameras by Durango Police Department officers is slated to begin in early November with a 30-day trial, and public comment on policies that will guide their use began with a town...

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

Panel to discuss ‘fake news’ that permeates field of anthropology

Fake news has been a trending controversy for two years, but archaeologists have been debunking strange ideas for decades, if not centuries. “Frauds, Myths and Mysteries in Archaeology” will...

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

Man sentenced to 14 years in prison for sexual assault

James Zink, one of three men accused of sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint Oct. 14, 2017, was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for second-degree assault. He was also sentenced to 10...

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

Four Corners Motorcycle Rally roars back into Durango

Vince Morris from Farmington is a regular at the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, and he’s glad to see it’s returning to its full glory. “I used to volunteer at the rally every year. It’s nice to...

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