Alex Semadeni

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Independents Week to celebrate La Plata County businesses

La Plata County will celebrate Independence Day with the sixth annual Independents Week. The event, July 1-7, will involve 176 local businesses. “It celebrates not only our nation’s independence...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Truckers warned to ‘Beware the Wolf’ in Southwest Colorado

Mountain passes can be treacherous for semitrailer drivers, and one of worst in the state is in Southwest Colorado. In fact, the Colorado Department of Transportation has a “Beware the Wolf”...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

And the West is History

100 years ago: The paper received several complaints about grasshoppers, cut-worms, and wire-worms that were attacking crops. The paper ran a recipe for Grasshopper Control Poison to help counter...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

100 years ago: A notice was sent to the city by mayor Harry Jackson, which prohibited irrigation within city limits until further notice, due to the condition of city pipelines. 50 years ago: ...

DATE: June 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: A driver lost control of his car and drove off a bridge. The driver “was about to advance and put on his brake when his good wife, not linking the situation, interfered by taking...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New puzzle shop in Durango to feature work of local artists

Once its pieces come together at the end of June, a new puzzle shop will open at 640 Main Ave. The Joyful Nook Gallery , owned by Joy Hess and Christine Mullholand, will create puzzles in the back...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

And the West is History

100 years ago: An advertisement read, “Strater Hotel. Leading hotel of Durango. All rooms steam heated and cleaned by vacuum.” 75 years ago: The state of Colorado announced that the Colorado...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

Glacier Club maintenance briefly impacts water supply

The Glacier Club is not facing a water crisis, despite some rumors to the contrary. The club asked members to conserve water earlier this week, as it switched the source of its main water supply....

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

100 years ago: Information reached Durango from La Plata City that a rich strike of ore was discovered just west of Mancos. 75 years ago: A survey of potential evacuation facilities began...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

La Plata County rental rates may require two jobs

La Plata County residents who earn minimum wage would be required to work two full-time jobs to rent a two-bedroom home, according to a report released by an affordable housing advocacy group from...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango junior selected for Native All-Star Camp

Hilda Garcia, a junior guard for Durango High School girls basketball team, was one of 25 Native American girls selected to play in the Native Top 50 High School Camp and Combine. The four-day...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

Illegal mountain bike trail in Hermosa destroyed by rangers

Local volunteers helped rangers from the Columbine District of the San Juan National Forest destroy an illegal mountain bike trail southeast of the Hermosa Creek Campground. The rogue path was in...

DATE: June 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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