Herald Staff Report

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

Law officials search for Hilltop escapee

Authorities are searching for a 23-year-old Cortez man who left Hilltop House Community Corrections in Durango without permission Saturday.Shane Begaye was serving a 12-month sentence at Hilltop...

DATE: June 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango skaters fare well in Santa Fe competition

The Durango Figure Skating Club sent 12 skaters to Santa Fe in mid-May, earning multiple top finishes at the non-qualifying Santa Fe Skate Fest."The girls did great, and it was a lot of fun," said...

DATE: June 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Sports

Appointments made to San Juan Basin Health Dept. board

A new board has been appointed for the San Juan Basin Health Department, though many of the faces are familiar.Here is the lineup:•Bob Moomaw, Archuleta County commissioner.•Joelle Riddle, La Plata...

DATE: June 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Broken pipeline to cost up to $4M

The pipeline rupture early Wednesday at the Williams Partners gas processing plant in Ignacio will cost the company $3 million to $4 million in second-quarter cash flow, a company news release said...

DATE: June 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Darling makes College National Finals

Travis Darling of Ignacio, representing Casper College in Wyoming, has qualified for the upcoming College National Finals Rodeo.Darling, a former standout high school wrestler, qualified for the...

DATE: June 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Sports

Discovery Museum lands $100,000 grant

The Durango Discovery Museum announced Wednesday that it has received grants from the Gates Family Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help complete development of the...

DATE: June 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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