Position: Herald Staff Writer

And the West is History

100 years ago: A report about livestock being sold in the area announced that, although the local demand was still good, the hog supply was limited and trade was “rather quiet.” 75 years ago: A...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: The bookkeeper for Kellenberger took his first vacation in 10 years and expected to return in three months. 75 years ago: A 7-year-old boy from Cortez, while herding cattle in a...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

Peter Marshall honored before bidding farewell

Durango and La Plata County showed appreciation and said a warm farewell to longtime resident and community leader Peter Marshall during a special ceremony Tuesday in the Rochester Hotel’s Secret...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Community

La Plata County Humane Society receives $11,000

Durango Kennel Club recently announced that it donated $11,000 to La Plata County Humane Society An initial $10,000 was donated through the American Kennel Club “Reunite Program” for supplies and...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

100 years ago: A 50-year-old Durango rancher was kicked in the face by a horse, which shattered part of his skull, caused him to lose an eye and did brain damage. He had no memory of the incident...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: Two area men, while placing a smokestack on a boarding house roof, were killed instantly after being electrocuted by a 10,000-volt high-tension power line hanging above them. 75...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: Residents were warned to prepare for a railroad strike that was expected to heavily impact transportation and food distribution in the area. 75 years ago: A morning count of...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: The Durango Planing Mill and Lumber Co. sawmill, a mill with a 30,000-foot capacity on Junction Creek Road, “burned to the ground” from a blaze of unknown origin. 75 years ago: ...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: A 300-foot traveling belt conveyor was placed between the Godfrey ore roaster and the Dwight machines as part of an improvement campaign at “the Smelter.” It would reduce labor and...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: Newlyweds from Heritage, Missouri, Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Coon, were in Durango for the night during their honeymoon. 75 years ago: Jackson Clark, who had recently returned home from...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

Residents get tips for tree health during drought

The Colorado State Forest Service encourages homeowners to consider supplemental watering to keep their trees healthy during persistent drought conditions. In Southwest Colorado, drought has...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

And the West is History

100 years ago: Fabian Martinez was issued a $100 fine in Ignacio court after he was found guilty of “importing intoxicating liquors” into the state without a permit. 75 years ago: The...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History