Position: Herald Staff Writer

Expect moderate gas price increases in 2018

How high will gas prices go in 2018? Experts say consumers are likely to pay more for gasoline in the upcoming year, but market forces are in place moderating those increases and make it unlikely...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Three horses struck by car on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango

Three horses owned by La Plata County rancher Ed Zink were killed earlier this week after being hit on U.S. Highway 550 in the Animas Valley, several miles north of Durango. Zink said he has...

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

Coram, McLachlan prepare agendas for Legislature’s opening day

Although the Colorado General Assembly usually sees the most fervent action late in its sessions, state Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose, and state Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, are gearing up for...

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

Cortez, Durango consider impacts of higher minimum wage

The minimum wage in Colorado increased from $9.30 to $10.20 an hour on New Year’s Day, but it is unlikely to change pay for many employees in Durango, where the entry-level wage for a job is higher...

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

Road Runner bus line to join state network

New teal-painted buses sporting the Bustang logo travelers may have seen on interstates 25 and 70 will be coming to Durango as Road Runner Stage Lines formally joins the Bustang network, which is...

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

In budgetary exercise, Fort Lewis College imagines $4.5 million cut

Fort Lewis College is conducting a budget analysis, a hypothetical exercise in which each of the school’s five vice presidents are asked to plan for budget cuts of $4.5 million, which equates to...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Colorado Pongas bar suspected of liquor law violations

Durango’s iconic pool hall and watering spot, Colorado Pongas, which changed owners on March 1, could lose its liquor license on Jan. 16. The city of Durango Local Licensing Board voted 3-0 to hold...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Charles Siegele, ‘quiet leader’ and longtime Purgatory employee, dies at 70

Charles H. Siegele – who helped cut the Styx trail at Purgatory Resort, was a founding member of the National Ski Patrol of Southwest Colorado, and was a founding board member of Community...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Mac Ranch will move to Main Avenue in Durango

The Mac Ranch, which has served as the Apple-certified computer repair shop serving most of Southwest Colorado, will move to Main Avenue after the holidays. Owner Dave Sessions said he will...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

TSA changes at Durango airport cause slight delays

Recent changes in airport security screening procedures hit Durango this week. After some initial day delays, Tony Vicari, aviation director at Durango-La Plata County Airport, expects the flow at...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango therapists offer tips for supporting traumatized children

Parents should trust their gut in dealing with children who are experiencing traumatic events, said two consultants with Pediatric Partners of the Southwest. Other helpful practices would include...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Carbondale lawyer Karl Hanlon visits Durango in trek to topple Tipton

Karl Hanlon visited Durango Monday on his first day on the road in his quest to knock off U.S. Rep Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, and flip the Republican-leaning 3rd Congressional District in Colorado to...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News