Herald Staff Report

Department confirms 45 cases of pertussis

La Plata County has recorded 45 confirmed cases of pertussis, also called whooping cough, since Jan. 1, a news release from the San Juan Basin Health Department said Friday. The rate of almost two...

DATE: June 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pipeline back in operation

A natural-gas processing plant south of Elmore's Corner is back in working order after a pipeline ruptured June 3.The Williams Partners LP pipeline was repaired on Friday. The cost was estimated at...

DATE: June 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recreation regulations set for San Juan National Forest

New regulations have been approved for recreational use in the Echo Basin, Transfer Campground and Haycamp Mesa areas of the San Juan National Forest, according to the Dolores Public Lands...

DATE: June 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Dutch energy expert honored

A Danish renewable-energy expert who spoke last fall at Fort Lewis College is sharing the 2009 Göteborg Award, considered the Nobel Prize for environmental accomplishment. Former Vice President Al...

DATE: June 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Commissioners OK property purchase

La Plata County commissioners this week approved the purchase of the building at 1075 East Second Ave., across the street from the County Courthouse, from Vicenza LLC.Commissioners approved...

DATE: June 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man's body confirmed to be missing camper

The body of a man found Sunday in Cascade Creek has been identified as Jeffrey C. Kelly, the 48-year-old camper who went missing last September.The body was positively identified using dental...

DATE: June 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Challenge tries Durango athletes

The Purgatory Challenge, a three-day adventure-style stage race, will make its debut June 19-21, sponsored by Durango-based Gravity Play Sports.The three-day race, set in the San Juan Mountains,...

DATE: June 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Sports

Albuquerque author to appear at Maria's

Albuquerque author Frank Huyler will sign copies of his novel, Right of Thirst, at Maria's Bookshop on Monday. Huyler's book currently sits atop the local bookstore's best-seller list.Set in the...

DATE: June 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Demons represent Colorado

The heptathlon? Why not?One last prep chance at breaking 11 in the 100? Why not?Durango High School track stars Chrissy Slanger and Gus Barnes made the most of their offseason invitations to last...

DATE: June 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Pipeline repair expands

The repair of a ruptured pipeline at the Williams Partners gas plant near Durango has been continued into next week to expand the scope of the work and to perform maintenance, the company said in a...

DATE: June 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phone directory publisher files for bankruptcy

R.H. Donnelley Corp., publisher of the Dex phone directories, filed for bankruptcy protection last week in Delaware.As of Dec. 31, the Cary, N.C., company had $11.88 billion in assets and $12.37...

DATE: June 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

City Span 10 receives Emmy nomination

Exposure Productions, the contracted video production company for the city of Durango, was nominated for a Heartland Regional Emmy award for the public service announcement "Look Downstream," which...

DATE: June 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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