Position: Herald Staff Writer

Fort Lewis College names three finalists for presidency

Fort Lewis College has named three finalists for the school’s presidency – two are currently higher-education administrators teaching abroad and one works for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation....

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Parents, school officials cross wires on school-safety meeting

Parents concerned about school safety crossed wires with Durango School District officials, with both taking leadership roles in organizing the same panel. A passionate desire to move quickly to...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Rebound in homebuilding forecast for Durango

A rebound in home sales from the Great Recession in 2008 is expected to extend into 2018, with the lure of the San Juan Mountains expected to attract more baby boomer retirees, outdoor-loving...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Hickenlooper signs bill to free up Old Fort Lewis funds

Fort Lewis College will have greater access to funds generated by the Old Fort Lewis land near Hesperus after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill freeing up use of the money. Previously, law...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango students join school walkout

High school students across Durango participated in a national walkout Wednesday morning to remember victims of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. At Durango High School, a few students...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study examines economic impact of marijuana in La Plata County

Marijuana sales totaled $27.7 million in La Plata County in 2016, generating $36.9 million in economic output and 351 jobs, according to a study released last week by Local First. The impetus for...

DATE: March 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Brewing Co. no longer serving food

Durango Brewing Co. has closed its kitchen to focus on its brewery – inviting families and friends to order out or bring their own picnic basket while enjoying the brewery’s ales. The move hearkens...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Group advocates for economic alliance across Four Corners

FARMINGTON – When Arvin Trujillo thinks about his kids, it focuses his mind on creating a regional economic alliance across the Four Corners, including tribal entities, to boost prosperity for all....

DATE: March 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

How a rural subdivision found a path to faster internet

Frustrated with antiquated and deteriorating internet service, Jim Wiler and his neighbors in the rural Deer Valley Estates subdivision east of Bayfield began searching for better options. It took...

DATE: March 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

SkillsUSA competition spotlights students who know their way around a table saw

Dylan Burress, 19, a Bayfield High School senior, has made Netflix binge-watching sessions a little more classy in the family living room with a walnut and cherry television stand. “It’s by far the...

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

Downtown Durango Ambassadors will return in effort to curb panhandling

Efforts to reduce belligerent or unsafe behaviors of panhandlers downtown will begin March 17 when Downtown Ambassadors make their first appearance of 2018 – asking shoppers to donate to charities...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program boosts 5 regional firms

Five new businesses have been selected to participate in a business-accelerator program that has helped seed 19 different Southwest Colorado firms with $4.7 million in investments and created 75...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business