Position: Herald Staff Writer

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

Recall effort against Gwen Lachelt falls short by 36 signatures

A recall effort against La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt failed to collect enough valid signatures to trigger a recall election, the county clerk and recorder announced Wednesday. Recall...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo Community College to add bachelor’s degree in nursing

Pueblo Community College, including its campuses in Mancos and Durango, will offer an online program for a bachelor’s degree in nursing in fall 2019. Paula Kirchner, who will soon assume the duties...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

125 graduate from Pueblo Community College Southwest Campus

Molly Sprowle is already teaching at the Lutheran School in Pagosa Springs. Jaclyn Hall has a job lined up at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez, and Charlene Chavez has a contract with Indian...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango may OK tiny home community

A growing movement to save money and simplify life may become more reality than movement if a former La Plata County commissioner’s proposal to create a community of tiny homes earns favor with the...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Marijuana taxes aren’t a silver bullet for school funding

Tax revenue generated by legal recreational marijuana is nice to have for some noneducational building costs, but it’s not going to turn around the tight school funding situation in Colorado any...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News