Ryan Simonovich

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Scorching weather to persist, with one possible blip on the radar

Weather forecasters are calling for above-average temperatures and low levels of humidity this week and early next week in Southwest Colorado. They offered one bit of hope for moisture later this...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Amazons tackle Chinese whitewater

Four Durango women from the Animas Amazons rafting team will travel to China to compete in the International Rafting Federation Ziyuan Rafting Festival. Mia Carrasco-Songer, Jenn Clayton, Teal...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outdoor enthusiasts rejoice: Trails and open spaces reopen

Jodi Deller takes her rust-orange colored Santa Cruz Tallboy mountain bike off her bike rack and sets it on the ground. Seven other people pull into the Sale Barn Trail parking lot, making...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Clerk’s Office says thank U to firefighters

Unaffiliated voters can cast ballots for the first time this year in the primary election, and to help educate voters about the new rule, the Secretary of State’s Office has launched a...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clean Commute Week celebrates fewer cars on the road

The city of Durango is celebrating a week of clean commuting, including walking, biking, carpooling and riding public transportation. “It’s a fun way for people that don’t usually commute that way...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Great Outdoors Colorado grant secures funding for Oxbow bird study

Great Outdoors Colorado has awarded a $20,000 grant to study birds at Oxbow Park and Preserve. Nine projects from across the state were awarded $140,000 in funding, said GOCO spokeswoman Laura...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Trail Days will celebrate the outdoors

The annual Colorado Trail Days celebration will still be held this year, even as much of the outdoors space in La Plata County is closed to the public. “The mountain landscape and outdoor...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

KSUT enters final stretch of capital campaign for new studio space

KSUT Public Radio has about three months to finish raising money for its three-phase capital campaign, which will include a new studio with improved programming and an endowment fund. KSUT must...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reducing personal water use in small ways adds up

The small ways people can reduce water use in their day-to-day lives can be especially important during a drought. Education about water conservation is important in both rainy years and dry years,...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Updated: Want to do something outside? Here’s what’s open (and closed)

Extreme fire danger has prompted mass closures of trails, Forest Service land and city open spaces. But not all of Durango’s outdoor playgrounds are closed; many trails and recreation areas remain...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado Disaster Assistance helps people affected by 416 Fire

Various local community groups have partnered to create a disaster assistance group focused on sharing information and raising money for people in need after the 416 Fire. Southwest Colorado...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency funding group feels pinch from wildfire victims

The Community Emergency Assistance Coalition, which works to prevent homelessness by providing one-time emergency assistance to individuals and families who face near-term financial crisis, is...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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