Position: Herald Staff Writer

Al Harper: ‘Every crisis makes you better’

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s struggle with fire and flooding in June and July was not its first bout with nature for a line that traces its origins to 1881. The roundhouse was...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Temperatures dip; Purgatory Resort brings out snow guns

After last year’s unseasonably dry and warm winter, things appear to have started out better for winter 2018-19: Purgatory Resort was able to begin making snow at 10 p.m. Sunday. Kim Oyler,...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Climber suffers critical injuries in fall at Transfer Park

A 19-year-old man was flown to Albuquerque Saturday night with critical injuries after falling 65 feet while free climbing at the Transfer Park north of Lemon Reservoir. Upper Pine River Fire...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Company in Durango uses 3D printing to design rocket engines

Since 2009, Daudi Barnes and his team at Advanced Mobile Propulsion Test has offered state-of-the art testing facilities for rocket engines on a 2-acre site east of the Durango-La Plata County...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Juvenile detention center remains shuttered in Durango, with no new contractor

A juvenile detention center in Durango remains closed almost two months after the Colorado Department of Human Services suspended the license of Rite of Passage, the private company contracted to...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, region find LEDs to be a bright idea

Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio and Pagosa Springs will save about $180,000 a year in electricity costs and reduce their carbon emissions by about 3 million pounds a year by switching from 2,500...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day, which has been celebrated at Fort Lewis College in place of Columbus Day since 2016, included a Parade of Nations with some Native American students in traditional clothing...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rancher vs. engineer battle in state Senate District 6

State Sen. Don Coram, a veteran lawmaker with a reputation as a moderate Republican, is facing Democrat Guinn Unger, an active backer of the single-payer health care measure in the 2016 election in...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Craft Spirits goes big on small-batch liquors

Durango Craft Spirits expects to open a 1,500-foot expansion by the end of the month, which will mainly help it double production of its craft bourbon from two barrels a month to four. “We just ran...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Tenured Fort Lewis College professors gain buffer year before a layoff

If future layoffs are required at Fort Lewis College, tenured faculty will be granted a terminal year of employment before they are dismissed under changes approved to the Faculty Handbook on...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Seasons restaurant, a mainstay in downtown Durango, is for sale

Karen and Wayne Barger, owners of Seasons Rotisserie & Grill, a mainstay on Main Avenue in Durango, have listed the fine dining restaurant for sale for $2.25 million. Karen Barger said after the...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Denver firm buys San Juan Basin oil wells

Encana Corp. announced Monday it has reached an agreement to sell its San Juan Basin assets, located in northern New Mexico, for $480 million to Denver-based DJR Energy. DJR Energy currently...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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