Position: Reporter

Email: SMueller@DurangoHerald.com

Phone Number: 970-375-4526

Good news for teen birth rates

A health initiative that increased access to birth control dropped teen birth rates by 40 percent statewide over the past four years. La Plata County also saw the level of teen births decrease...

DATE: July 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grocery shuttle to Bayfield hits end of the road

Ignacio residents can no longer take a bus to Bayfield to buy groceries. Southern Ute Community Action Programs started the round-trip shuttle from Ignacio to Bayfield three times a week in June...

DATE: July 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Web page urges Lake Nighthorse protest

A Facebook page is promoting a protest at Lake Nighthorse Saturday, but it’s unclear who is behind the page and if people will show up. The page said the goal of “Occupy Nighthorse” is to have Lake...

DATE: July 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officials: Durango water rights in danger

State officials alerted the Durango City Council on Tuesday of two ballot initiatives that could impact the city’s water rights. Douglas Kemper, executive director of Colorado Water Congress,...

DATE: July 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upgrade clears hurdles for Three Springs road

Durango and La Plata County officials expect ground to break on the Wilson Gulch Road after both governments approved new costs and intergovernmental agreements Tuesday. The estimated $8.7 million...

DATE: June 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Full STEAM ahead for riverfront study

The idea for an arts and sciences park on the banks of the Animas River is steaming ahead. The STEAM project was awarded a grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs earlier this month to...

DATE: June 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

No fire restrictions for Fourth of July holiday

La Plata County fire chiefs and federal land managers are not recommending fire restrictions ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, a decision reached after “serious deliberation,” according to a...

DATE: June 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some bus routes will run on July 4

Durangoans will have some transit options on Friday, the Fourth of July, but options will be limited. However, buses will run the citywide Route 6 from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. No deviations will be...

DATE: June 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Should we renew the tax?

C ity of Durango voters approved a half-cent tax increase 15 years ago to build the Durango Recreation Center and gaps in the Animas River Trail by a slim margin. The city is preparing to launch...

DATE: June 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

City rules draw rebuke

Registered voters in Durango must decide over the next couple of months whether to sign petitions asking for a city-wide vote on vacation rentals. Some city residents have decided to raise their...

DATE: June 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

550/160 intersection set to go with the flow

Transportation officials said they are ready to open a new lane at the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection. Colorado Department of Transportation workers have worked for months at the DoubleTree...

DATE: June 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

eBay breach spoils business

La Plata County resident Robin Ramsden’s sales on eBay Inc. has crashed since the company announced last month it was the victim of a cyber attack. Ramsden’s online store, called Cornerstone...

DATE: June 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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