Position: Reporter

Email: SMueller@DurangoHerald.com

Phone Number: 970-375-4526

Terminal options to be explored in airport master plan

A new airport terminal may still be on the table as the Durango-La Plata County Airport master plan moves forward. Airport staff updated the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners and the...

DATE: June 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local bars showing World Cup matches

Durango residents wanting to catch a little soccer action can watch it at a several local bars. The World Cup soccer matches in Brazil started today. It’s a sports competition between teams from...

DATE: June 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

River-access improvement designs OK’d

Durango’s Parks & Recreation Advisory Board has approved designs for four Animas River access sites, setting in motion plans to improve heavily used areas. Wednesday night, board members...

DATE: June 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public hearing tonight on river access

Durango’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board could vote tonight on the preferred concepts for four city river access points. There’s one preferred option for river design concepts for access at...

DATE: June 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County approves marijuana rules

The end of such a long process was oddly anticlimactic. La Plata County commissioners approved new medical and recreational marijuana regulations Tuesday. The new code adds new land-use rules for...

DATE: June 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Criminalizing the sick

It can be like throwing gas on a fire. For people in the judicial court system, being segregated for months in a cell for 22 or 23 hours a day can cause an average person with no history of mental...

DATE: June 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

New way to check out books at Durango Library

Durango Public Library customers can now use their phone to checkout materials. Customers can use mobile applications such as KeyRing, CardStar, and Smart Barcodes to store their library card...

DATE: June 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango questioned about party invitations

In an email exchange with a Durango resident, City Manager Ron LeBlanc said all residents were welcome to attend a retirement party for former City Attorney David Smith even though the city failed...

DATE: June 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County offering you a new 24/7 ballot drop-box

La Plata County voters can now drop off their election ballots 24 hours a day at the Clerk & Recorder’s Office in Durango. Clerk & Recorder Tiffany Lee Parker has installed a secure ballot drop-off...

DATE: June 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass to open lanes

Red Mountain Pass may open for two-lane traffic by June 13, if not before, state transportation officials said. The Colorado Department of Transportation is installing a fence at midslope, above...

DATE: June 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council approves vacation-rental rules

New standards for vacation rentals were approved Tuesday by the Durango City Council. The new regulations for vacation rentals have been the subject of much controversy and public input. The City...

DATE: June 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Retail pot in mixed-use neighborhoods?

The next battle over where the city of Durango should allow retail marijuana stores may take place in the mixed-use neighborhoods. The Durango Planning Commission unanimously approved Monday...

DATE: June 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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