Emily Hayes

Position: Herald Staff Writer

10 absolutely fun things to do in Southwest Colorado on Fourth of July

Colorado is cautiously moving forward with reopening professional sports and community spaces like libraries. But the state health department is still encouraging people to hunker down, even for...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sweetwater Lake purchased by national environmental nonprofit

Despite the six-hour drive from Durango, Sweetwater Lake in Garfield County has been a popular place to go boating, hiking and camping for decades in Colorado. But large swaths of the expansive...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 12 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

How GOP newcomer Lauren Boebert won the primary election

In a decisive Democratic primary election, former state legislator Diane Mitsch Bush prevailed over business owner James Iacino to earn a spot on the ballot for the 3rd Congressional District’s...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 11 hours 59 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango remembers three men who died in medical helicopter crash

On the 15th anniversary of a medical helicopter crash near Mancos, family members and friends of the rescue team reflected on the legacy of the three men who were aboard the aircraft. The crew...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Seeking food security, some Durango-area residents turn to local farmers

When COVID-19 shut down social gatherings across the state, Linley Dixon with Adobe House Farm knew she had to do something differently. Farmers markets made up a majority of the farm’s sales, and...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chef Safari has a ‘gift’ for Durango: Eat Zawadi

In the corner of the plaza near Fifth Street and East Eighth Avenue, the brick walls give no hint of the colorful décor and flavorful food held within Durango’s new takeout restaurant, Eat Zawadi....

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County reports growth in asymptomatic COVID-19 cases

As the daily number of new COVID-19 cases in the United States approached a new high Wednesday, the total number of cases in La Plata and Archuleta counties remained low, despite increased testing...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

East Canyon Fire is 98% contained, authorities say

Firefighters are close to containing the lightning-caused East Canyon Fire that started last week southeast of Mancos. As of Tuesday evening, the fire was 98% contained, up from 78% Monday. The...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Does Colorado still have a competitive edge in hemp?

Scott Perez used to be one in a handful of registered industrial hemp growers in Southwest Colorado. But as more people began asking him about growing hemp, Perez also became an agricultural...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man sentenced for harassment and domestic violence

A Durango man was sentenced to one year of probation Tuesday after pleading guilty to harassment and domestic violence. James Andrew Mackay was arrested in December after police found a vehicle...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Community Recreation Center to reopen next week

The Durango Community Recreation Center will reopen next week with new guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the facility, but it will remain closed Saturdays and Sundays. Visitors...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid Black Lives Matter protests, charges dropped against Durango woman

The 6th Judicial District attorney announced this week that he is dropping felony charges against a Durango resident on Juneteenth, as protests across the country and in downtown Durango denounce...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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