Position: Herald Staff Writer

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

Initiatives created for relief from 416, Burro fires

In response to evacuations, economic stress and anxiety about what’s in store for residents affected by the 416 and Burro fires, several community initiatives have been created. Here is how you can...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman glows with life at 104 years old

Durangoan Josefita Herrera – Josie to her friends and family – turned 104 years old Thursday and showed no indication that she’s slowing down anytime soon. Born June 14, 1914, in Chimayó, New...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

100 years ago: J.C. Keeton, freighter for the Marshall mill, delivered a walking beam, the length of which was described as the inspiration for a report that a skyscraper would be built in town,...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: Mercy Hospital announced that the wife of James Moore was recovering smoothly after she underwent an operation for varicose veins. 75 years ago: The U.S. Army was seeking...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: A canning demonstration was conducted by W.E. Valpon from the Boys and Girls Club at the Miller residence in Durango. 75 years ago: Residents discovered that the city water coming...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

75 years ago: The Durango theater announced show times for the John Wayne film “The Shepherd of the Hills.” 50 years ago: Carriers for The Durango Herald returned from “their annual out-of-town...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: It was announced that a Silverton Northern mining man died at a hospital in Denver. 50 years ago: A 19-year-old Cortez man suffered hands and face injuries when his car struck a...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: And the West is History

Durango’s largest disc golf tournament returns for second year

The second annual Durango Big Picture Classic disc golf tournament – a fundraiser for Durango Big Picture High School – nearly doubled its turnout from last year, with twice the number of athletes,...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports