Position: Herald Staff Writer

The aftermath up close

It’s 7 a.m., and loudspeakers throughout Ishinomaki ring a sing-song tune that echoes off the soft, green hillsides and the slow-flowing river.I’m awake and making morning coffee with a few other...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield names manager finalists

Bayfield’s search for a new town manager took a step closer to completion Monday with the announcement of the final five candidates.The search will fill the spot left vacant by former Town Manager...

DATE: April 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

South Grandview speaks, and CDOT listens

Grandview-area residents and business owners were less than thrilled earlier this month after learning the Colorado Department of Transportation’s plans to close the west entrance of County Road...

DATE: April 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Florida finish in sight

Over a year’s worth of detours, dust and delays have left Durangoans in the dark about the future of one of the city’s biggest thoroughfares. But city officials are offering this consolation:...

DATE: April 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pursuing their passion

They may not be in their classrooms, but a handful of Fort Lewis College professors are breaking new ground and in some instances, even pulling Durango into the national spotlight.The opportunity...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The do’s and don’ts of dog ownership

Durango’s dogs are as eager as their humans to get out and soak up spring, but with both species spilling onto area trails and open spaces, conflicts can ensue.The Durango Herald talked to doggie...

DATE: April 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Out of a slumber

Durango’s black bears have not eaten for nearly six months, and when they roll out of their dens in mid- to late April, they’ll be hungry.Nuisance behavior led wildlife agencies and private land...

DATE: March 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Locals refute anti-gay accusations

The Huffington Post published a “letter to Durango” last week, drawing national attention to a dispute between two local businessmen and a visiting filmmaker during the Durango Independent Film...

DATE: March 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Radiation no threat, state officials report

State health officials are seeking to calm residents’ nerves about potential radiation exposure from Japan’s failing nuclear plants.“We don’t think that there is a risk at this point, and we’re...

DATE: March 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Melt inspired by Snowdown

The second annual Mancos Melt kicks off tonight with a disco-themed wine tasting and will continue through Saturday with events including a roping contest, fashion show and golf tournament.Rena...

DATE: March 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Share the trails

Spring hasn’t yet sprung, but outdoors enthusiasts are already trickling out onto Durango area trails and roads.Because the rules and etiquette of both our well-trodden thoroughfares and remote...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s worst intersections

The Durango Police Department recently released a list of the city’s top 10 accident hot spots for 2010, and along with increased enforcement, some changes could come to these notorious...

DATE: March 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News