Lynda Edwards

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Property owners current on taxes

Fewer owners in La Plata County were delinquent on their property taxes in 2010 compared with the year before.A 12-page listing of delinquent properties published this week in The Durango Herald...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Council OKs bid for Colo. bike race

Durango city councilors on Tuesday unanimously voted to submit a proposal to host the start of the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. The bold move could flood Durango with international visitors, and...

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

Foreign workers: Problem or solution?

It’s a panorama out of paradise – acres of evergreen swirled with dollops of golden trees and distant emerald ponds glinting in the sun. The Durango Mountain Resort view is a workplace perk. But...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

City hears 2 pitches for affordable housing

It sounds like a decision requiring the wisdom of King Solomon: Two worthwhile, badly needed affordable-housing projects backed by two dedicated groups both want to build on the same piece of...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents advise LPEA to go green

Durangoans packed a large conference room at La Plata Electric Association on Wednesday night to discuss the franchise agreement between the city of Durango and the co-op, which some said lacks a...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

City manager proposes $52.95M budget

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc presented the proposed 2012 budget to City Council during a Tuesday study session. The proposed operating budget is $52,954,631.Last December, City Council voted to...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Your message here

The huge bulletin board outside the Durango Natural Foods Co-op front door is a psychedelic montage of homemade fliers advertising a variety of items, including futons and home-baked huckleberry...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango trolley is in trouble

Durangoans are loving their trolley to death.“Trolley ridership is maxed out; if we get another 10 percent increase in ridership, we can’t sustain that,” Transit Operations Manager Kent Harris told...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Don’t take magic mushrooms traveling

It sounds more like a movie premise than an 11-year legal saga: a driver with a cooler full of psychedelic mushrooms is foiled by a police ruse involving two phony traffic signs warning about...

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

Working vets face homelessness

Handyman and Vietnam War veteran Chuck Oglesby works all he can and stays away from drugs and alcohol. He also is homeless.“A lot of veterans housing is designed for guys with substance-abuse...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango recycling center overloaded

An emergency-response official with the Environmental Protection Agency was concerned by some of her observations during an inspection this week at the Durango Recycling Center.Joyce Ackerman said...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

State asks for minor fixes for water-treatment plant

Durango’s water-treatment facility recently cleared a state inspection, requiring some minor upgrades.The city was asked to build a hatch on top of one of the water tanks where chemicals that treat...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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