Position: Herald Staff Writer

Homebuyers have ways to learn about a house’s sordid history

The stigma and intrigue of “murder houses” make them common backdrops for cheap television and a trap for tourists. But selling so-called stigmatized houses, where a death – particularly a violent...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Protesters in Durango oppose Trump’s health care system

About 50 people rallied outside U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s East Second Avenue office on Tuesday, asking the representative to oppose the American Health Care Act when the House votes on the measure...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to consider changes to marijuana licensing codes

La Plata County commissioners are expected to vote this week on proposed revisions to marijuana licensing codes that will reduce staff time and streamline the process for cultivators in the...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County drone policy discussions begin

County officials took a first look Tuesday at a draft of regulations that provide an overview of privacy objectives, training requirements and general provisions of using drones the county...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County creates draft of dog-barking rules

When rural dogs are barking, La Plata County law is silent. But that’s about to change. County staff has produced a preliminary draft of the county’s first ordinance on nuisance barking, a topic...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Efforts to bring Lake Nighthorse water to the thirsty begin

After years of planning, a key constituent to water security in southwest La Plata County is on its way. A 4.6-mile pipeline that will carry water from Lake Nighthorse to Lake Durango went to bid...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton, San Juan County say yes to Superfund

SILVERTON – A watershed moment was registered in Silverton on Monday evening as the Silverton Board of Trustees and San Juan County Commission unanimously supported Superfund status for the mining...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The man who built the Arc of History

On an August day in 2014, a 20-foot-long structure of hand-broken stone was erected in Durango at the busy intersection of U.S. highways 160 and 550. Intended to be an innocuous piece of artwork...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

King II receives moratorium exemption, exploration license

Six months after the Interior secretary declared a pause on new coal production leases across the United States, the King II coal mine in Hesperus received the exemption from the moratorium it was...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Up to 2,000 new wells are predicted for SW Colorado in the next 30 years

On Thursday, a Bureau of Land Management committee will hold a public meeting in Durango to consider whether a master leasing plan is necessary to designate land for new gas wells in La Plata and...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwestern Water hears proposals for Dryside irrigation

Options to pump Animas River water to Redmesa for irrigation were recently floated to the Southwestern Water Conservation District, though none of the projects have funding. The proposals would...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM finalizes rule to reduce methane waste

The U.S. Department of Interior on Tuesday finalized a Bureau of Land Management rule designed to drastically reduce methane waste on tribal and federal lands, saving taxpayer dollars and...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News