Alex Semadeni

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Finding treasures at Center of Southwest Studies

Center of Southwest Studies opened a new exhibit on June 7. The exhibition, Treasures II: Virtuosity and Variations, is a continuation of the Treasures of the Southwest display that opened in...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

331 DUI arrests made in Colorado over Memorial Day Weekend

Authorities arrested 331 impaired drivers on suspicion of driving under the influence throughout Colorado over Memorial Day weekend. Four of those arrests were made by Troop 5A Durango of the...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Measures to be taken to improve safety of Animas River Trail

It’s that time of year when the 7-mile-long Animas River Trail can get crowded – with people walking, pets, cyclists, strollers, roller-bladers and the like. And, as in any crowded public places,...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scholarship created to honor fallen Blue Angels pilot

A scholarship has been created to honor Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, who died a year ago on Friday in an airplane crash in Tennessee. The Jeff Kuss Memorial Aviation Scholarship, which has been...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio pawn shop opens second location in Durango

KP Pawn and Sales has opened a second location in Durango at 644 E. College Drive. The pawn shop has been operating at its Ignacio location for five years, but a saturated market led the owner to...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Proposal to change precinct boundaries unveiled

La Plata County will redistrict its county commissioner and precinct boundaries after two precincts had too many voters. Precinct 26, north of Bayfield, and precinct 30, which surrounds the Fort...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

First gravel race a success for Iron Horse

More than 100 cyclists participated in the first La Strada La Plata Gravel Ride as part of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. The event was not treated as a race because the roads could not be shut...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Iron Horse event a large boost to Durango economy

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic kicks off the summer season in Durango and retailers and businesses should expect a bump in sales. Organizers said 3,078 cyclists have registered for Iron Horse...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College raises tuition for in-state, out-of-state students

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees on Friday approved a tuition increase at the college for the 2017-18 academic year. Resident students will see a 5.7 percent increase in tuition, while...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango mom hopes ‘I Am Loved’ buttons will help community heal

A Durango mother ordered 1,000 buttons to distribute to the public in an effort to impact mental health in the community after a student at her daughter’s middle school recently died by suicide....

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Iron Horse event to clock cyclists’ race against train to Silverton

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic will host a new event this year that will officially clock some cyclists’ race against the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train. The Tailwind Nutrition...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango events to celebrate inaugural Colorado Public Lands Day

The inaugural Colorado Public Lands Day holiday will be celebrated Saturday with a number of events in Durango and the surrounding area. Activities include trail cleanups, guided hikes and group...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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