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Ann Butler

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Plane with nose-gear problems lands safely at Durango-La Plata County Airport

A commercial aircraft landed safely Monday at the Durango-La Plata County Airport after reporting nose-gear problems. “United Airlines Flight 5849 is on the ground without incident,” said Tony...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar car to cruise Durango streets for a couple of weeks

Team Energy Audacity may have come in last in the Solar Car Challenge, but the two teenagers’ grit in the face of obstacles and the lessons they learned make them winners nonetheless. Recent Animas...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High students’ sun-powered contraption qualifies for Solar Car Challenge

More than five months of intense efforts paid off as two recent Animas High School graduates’ car qualified for the Solar Car Challenge. During the so-called scrutineering process late last week,...

DATE: July 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

Animas High School graduates’ adventure underway in solar car

What started as a school project has turned into a great adventure for recent Animas High School graduates Dominique “Domi” Frideger and Dylan Kroes as they prepare to enter the Solar Car Challenge...

DATE: July 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

Wildfire calms but some residents remain on pre-evacuation status

The Black Ridge Fire ignited Wednesday afternoon on Southern Ute land in southern La Plata County. Here’s the latest: 7:45 p.m. Residents in the Rancho Durango subdivision are safe to stay in their...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents near Black Ridge Fire still on pre-evacuation notice

A fire that had residents in the Rancho Durango ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice Wednesday afternoon was under enough control they were safe to stay in their homes for the night. They remain...

DATE: July 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Green Party Senate candidate: Voters seek ‘moral integrity’

Arn Menconi, the Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate, talked about the change he would like to see in Washington, D.C. on a visit to Durango on Sunday in the middle of the holiday weekend. “The...

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College raises goals for student health

Fort Lewis College wants to graduate students prepared for the workforce or graduate school – and it wants to send them off with healthier lifetime habits. The college signed a three-year...

DATE: June 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

La Plata Quilters Guild celebrates 30 years of artistry, philanthropy

Quilting historically has provided a way to keep people warm, offered a creative outlet to women and served, upon occasion, as a means of protest or advocacy. For the La Plata Quilters Guild ,...

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Durango honors Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss

It was a day of teary laughter in Durango, as residents and visitors alike mourned and honored native son Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss.Blue and yellow ribbons hung from posts, trees and awnings along...

DATE: June 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to mourn Blue Angels pilot Jeff Kuss on Saturday

For five days, the coverage of the death of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, a member of the Blue Angels has focused on his life as a pilot. But for La Plata County residents, the Durango native was the kid...

DATE: June 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College approves tuition hike for resident students

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees on Friday approved an 8.6 percent tuition increase for resident students, a $53.6-million budget for the next fiscal year and the agreement to take over...

DATE: June 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

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