Gavin Wisdom

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Winter rules

Strong-arms tugged their way to a six-week winter extension during the inaugural Tug-of-Weather competition outside Steamworks Brewing Co. Tuesday night.Using traditional tug-of-war rules, summer...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Twin Buttes project clears hurdle

In an unanimous 4-0 vote, the Durango Planning Commission recommended approval of the development and annexation of 584 acres just west of Durango near Lightner Creek at a meeting Thursday.The Twin...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Demolition on Day House property OK’d

Durango’s Historic Preservation Board approved the demolition of the 19th-century dwelling next to the Day House at a meeting Wednesday night.Mike Williamson, who bought the Day House and adjacent...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Libraries help bottom line

The Durango Public Library might not be the first thing that comes to mind when small-business owners and entrepreneurs think about growth, and that’s exactly why the library hosted its first...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Spaaah Shop owner enters council race

Connie Imig, co-owner of Spaaah Shop and Day Spa, said the economic health of the community and the acquisition of more open space are her top two priorities when she announced her candidacy for...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Builder seeking City Council seat

Emil Wanatka, president of Timberline Builders, said he understands the importance of keeping and creating new jobs when he announced his candidacy for the Durango City Council on Wednesday.“It’s...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

City OKs water to Animas Valley

After a 50-year push to develop the Animas Valley just north of city limits in an area now known as Riverside, city councilors voted Tuesday night to extend water and sewage services to the 64-unit...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skijoring? It’s a lot of horsing around

Clip on the skis, saddle up the horse and round up a partner this weekend for the second annual Silverton Skijoring Festival.On Saturday and Sunday, teams of skiers in tow of horseback riders will...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

A Target in Grandview? Could be

City and county officials have decided to move forward with the planning phase of a road extension by Mercy Regional Medical Center that would provide opportunities for more box stores, possibly...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

City, county look to revamp G’view planning

The process the city of Durango and La Plata County use to guide joint land-use issues in Grandview would be revamped under plans discussed Tuesday.County Commissioner Kellie Hotter said the...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scary in small doses

An unusually short procession was in line for all ghosts, goblins and ghouls at Friday night’s annual Snowdown Light Parade.Ghoulishness aside, the economy is to blame for the shrinkage of...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beards, beer: Measure of the wolfman

The ultimate test of lupine-dom ensued at Carver Brewing Co. on Thursday night as Wolfmen lined up in a contest of true class to see who could absorb the most beer with his beard.“I’d like to thank...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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