Position: Herald Staff Writer

Silverton students examine the town’s untold stories

On a Monday night in May 1902, Silverton’s Chinese residents were chased out of town, in an event the newspaper called a “murderous attack.” They were forced out of town and made to walk south...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Citizens Tour cyclists try their hand at beating the train

With the blow of the iconic Durango train whistle, a flock of cyclists set off on their way to Silverton on Saturday morning as a part of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. After 50 miles and two...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | UPDATED: 9 hours 14 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis hits on homelessness, education and economy in Durango stop

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, who hopes to secure votes in next month’s Colorado gubernatorial primary, focused on education, the economy and standing up to Washington establishment politicians during a...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans train offers free ride to those with military ties

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic hosts a veterans celebration and a train ride to honor veterans and their families during the Memorial Day weekend. Participants will ride the Durango & Silverton...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

At Buckley Park, the grass isn’t green on the other side

The 1.6 acres of grass in Buckley Park has seen better days. The park’s central location and large grass field make it a favorite place for organizations to hold events, festivals and concerts. And...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Iron Horse: What you need to know

It’s here again. This year’s 47th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic will take place this weekend. Thousands of riders, spectators, future cyclists and passers-by will descend on Durango to watch...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

A new cycling discipline emerges, but gravel grinding has always existed in Durango

Gravel grinding – riding modified road bikes on dirt roads – is the latest trend among cyclists, but the popular discipline is not new to Durango. Modern gravel riding was born in the Midwest in...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Sports

Who rides the Iron Horse? People with passion and purpose

For 46 years, the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic has drawn riders of all kinds. Flatlanders pining for mountainous climbs. Coloradans excited to go elbow-to-elbow with their neighbors. Foreigners...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Youth lacrosse gaining in popularity in Durango

Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States, and Durango has a burgeoning youth program that aims to teach kids skills on and off the field. Nationally, youth lacrosse...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Peace run moves through Southwest Colorado, minus lit torch

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run ran through Pagosa Springs and Durango on Wednesday, as well as visited Animas Valley Elementary, to promote world peace and harmony. The team of relay...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango fields few comments about e-bikes on trails

The debate about electric bicycles on the Animas River Trail may not be as fully charged as it seems. The city of Durango is eight months into a yearlong trial period allowing e-bikes on paved...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hillcrest Golf Club head pro resigns

Changes are coming to the management of Hillcrest Golf Club later this summer with the resignation of PGA head golf professional John Vickers. Vickers and his wife, Debbie, will be moving to Idaho...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News