Emily Hayes

Position: Herald Staff Writer

2020 Durango High School seniors will walk across a stage for graduation

It goes without saying that Durango High School’s seniors will not get the traditional graduation experience, but staff members worked to ensure the June 13 ceremony will provide them some...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango parents want more than remote learning next school year

A large majority of parents rejected the idea of continuing remote learning in the fall for Durango School District 9-R students at an online meeting Wednesday with Superintendent Dan Snowberger....

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

16-home development approved by Durango Planning Commission

A proposal to build 16 townhomes on Rosemary Lane off U.S. Highway 160 near downtown Durango was approved Monday by the city’s Planning Commission. The three-story townhomes would consist of a...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What you need to know about voting in the June 30 primary

Voters in La Plata County will get their primary election ballots in the mail by June 12 and should complete and mail them by June 22 to make sure they are counted for the June 30 primary election....

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado hospitals eager to resume elective surgeries

Restrictions enacted by Gov. Jared Polis to halt “nonessential” medical care so hospitals could better prepare for an influx of COVID-19 patients left rural and critical-access hospitals in...

DATE: May 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are Colorado’s shutdown and stay-at-home orders legal?

Last week was the first time Republican candidate for the U.S. House Lauren Boebert had to look her employees in the eye and say they wouldn’t be getting paid. Her restaurant, Shooter’s Grill, in...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Supreme Court hears Colorado case on Electoral College voters

In the heat of the 2016 presidential election, Micheal Baca, a member of the Electoral College in Colorado, cast his presidential ballot for Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, even though Democrat...

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

LWCF, abandoned mine cleanup could be part of next COVID-19 stimulus bill

As Colorado works to rebuild its economy from the novel coronavirus, elected officials in Southwest Colorado, lawmakers in Congress and Western advocacy groups say permanent funding for the Land...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

When will national parks like Mesa Verde reopen?

With the summer tourism season on the horizon and businesses slowly reopening across Colorado, national and state parks are also working on plans to reopen. The National Park Service announced last...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Should marijuana shops be eligible for federal relief aid?

The federal government classifies cannabis as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, right up there with LSD, heroin and ecstasy. Yet, many state governments have legalized the drug for medical and...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Telemedicine is gaining popularity in remote Southwest Colorado

With strict social-distancing rules intact across the state, health care providers are adapting to telehealth visits for minor care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health practitioners in Colorado...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How much economic relief do Durango, Ignacio and Bayfield need to pull through?

Another trillion-dollar safety net is in the pipeline in Washington, D.C., as lawmakers debate an economic package that would provide funding for states and towns in the wake of severe losses in...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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