Position: Herald Staff Writer

Durango considers temporary evacuation shelter for homeless residents

Durango City Council could open a new temporary evacuation shelter for homeless residents who have been displaced by Stage 3 fire restrictions. The shelter would be located adjacent to the social...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton shop owners feel economic squeeze from 416 Fire

SILVERTON – The collateral damage inflicted by the 416 Fire hit more than homeowners and businesses within a few miles of the blaze; it also hit owners of shops and restaurants dozens of miles...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 hour 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Business

Firefighters use burnouts to outsmart 416 Fire

HERMOSA – The ominous plume north of Durango churned for an eleventh day Monday, putting up periodic puffs of black smoke as the blaze found pockets of thick vegetation – some discovered by natural...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire not harming tourism, director says

Tourism agencies have well-crafted marketing campaigns to draw in targeted crowds. But when natural disasters happen, they have to pivot to crisis communication to keep their message on point. The...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Three Democrats looking to ‘topple’ Rep. Scott Tipton debate in Durango

Three Democrats competing to upend U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, a Cortez Republican, in November talked about impeachment during a debate Monday at the Durango Public Library, but the subject wasn’t...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tuition jumps 5% at Fort Lewis College

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees approved a 5 percent tuition increase for residents, nonresidents and graduate students at its meeting Friday. Trustees also approved a $51.93 million final...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Hunt is on for firms looking to move to Durango

For the first time in at least a decade, an effort will be made to attract new businesses to Durango – specifically back-office operations for firms such as human resource departments, auditing...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Man falls on Animas City Mountain, taken to Mercy

A man who had fallen at the north end of Animas City Mountain was taken by helicopter to Mercy Regional Medical Center around 4 p.m. Sunday. Butch Knowlton, director of La Plata County Search and...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BP’s regional office moving to downtown Durango

The BP regional office for the San Juan Basin will move in October from its building near the Durango-La Plata Airport to space leased in the Bank of Colorado building on Main Avenue. Up to 90...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Pre-evacuation order lifted for homes northeast of Durango

A pre-evacuation order for homes along Florida Road (County Road 240) between Helen’s Store and County Road 502 has been lifted after progress overnight on the 358 Fire. Evacuated residents on the...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

More than $50,000 spent fighting attempt to recall Gwen Lachelt

Conservation Colorado, an environmental nonprofit, was the biggest spender in the citizen-driven effort to force a recall election against La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. The latest...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Hickenlooper signs 3 bills in Durango

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed three bills into law Thursday in Durango in front of more than 200 appreciative students at Escalante Middle School. “These guys debate for four months to determine...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News