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Position: Editor

Email: amaestas@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4539

About: Editor Amy Maestas is a native Utahn who graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in journalism and mass communication. She has worked as a journalist for 30 years in various positions and publications, including Deseret News, Bank Investment Representative, The Event Weekly, Inside/Outside magazine and others. Maestas joined The Durango Herald in 1996 as a reporter and covered city government, politics, business and public lands. She has won numerous awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Press and the Colorado Press Association. She is a former board member of Society of Professional Journalists Colorado Pro chapter. She has also participated in exchanges with the International Center for Journalists in Turkey, Armenia and Uganda. In 2012, Maestas completed a journalism and management fellowship program with the Maynard Media Academy at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University. From 2016-17, she was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Read More Hide

From the editor: Sexual assault column series will strive to spark community conversations

Every year in La Plata County, law enforcement receives dozens of reports of sexual assault cases. Each case is different than the next. Several factors are part of every case – factors that, when...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner, Bennet support immigration act

Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner on Tuesday signed on as co-sponsors of the DREAM Act of 2017 after President Donald Trump announced he would phase out a program that shields young...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

From the archives: Garrison Keillor shares his observations of the Southwest, the internet and being funny – politely

This story was originally published in Cross Currents, a former magazine owned by The Durango Herald. It appeared June 5, 1998. It’s Saturday afternoon, April 18, and “A Prairie Home Companion’s”...

DATE: June 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

3 bears euthanized after destroying property

Colorado Parks and Wildlife euthanized three bears Saturday after one of them destroyed a car in the Durango Hills subdivision. Joe Lewandowski, Parks and Wildlife spokesman, said a sow and two...

DATE: June 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Book revives tale of 1998 Four Corners manhunt

This week will mark 18 years since three armed men shot multiple bullets into a Cortez police officer and then fled into the rugged scrub oak on the Utah-Colorado border, setting off what some call...

DATE: May 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Doggie Olympics

DATE: Jan. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Video: Phantasy Phoosball

Local teams compete in Phantasy Phoosball on Thursday at Buckley Park.

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Durango Herald wins three national newspaper awards

The Inland Press Association, a national organization with more than 1,200 member newspapers, has selected The Durango Herald for three awards. We entered the contest for the second year in a row,...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Redwine case has ‘person of interest’

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office investigators said Wednesday they have identified a “person of interest” in the Dylan Redwine case after a former FBI criminal profiler was hired to help create...

DATE: July 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dylan Redwine’s family says father moved remains

Dylan Redwine’s mother and brother told talk show host Dr. Phil during their second appearance on his show that they suspect Mark Redwine moved the teenager’s remains after he killed him. Elaine...

DATE: May 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds search Pagosa spa

The Drug Enforcement Administration and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation executed a search warrant Thursday morning on The Springs Resort and Spa in Pagosa Springs, which has been...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango artist bids farewell to her community

The Durango and Mancos arts communities are preparing to say “so long” to a longtime artist who, many say, has been a vitally important contributor, champion, organizer and mentor to dozens of her...

DATE: May 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment