Luke Perkins

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Pancakes, parades and fireworks for July Fourth in Southwest Colorado

In 2015, New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul lost a $60 million contract after injuring himself while setting off fireworks on the Fourth of July. Learn vicariously from him and leave...

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado forced to prioritize mitigation of rockfall danger

Rocks tumbling onto mountain roads and heavily traveled highways is a hazard across Colorado, which has identified 750 areas where it is a chronic issue. As a result, the Colorado Department of...

DATE: June 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clean Commute Week to conclude with memorial ride

The city of Durango will close out its seventh annual Clean Commute Week on Thursday with an event designed to memorialize multimodal, transportation and biking enthusiast Paul Wilbert. The Paul...

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New library program offers free visits to state parks

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado State Library want more people to get out and enjoy the state’s parks. After a successful pilot program, the new Check Out Colorado State Parks program ...

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Service set for WWII veteran Anthony Ferdinando

A Durango native known for his many acts of goodwill, including repairing the courthouse clock, will be remembered at a service Saturday. Anthony “Tony” Ferdinando, 94, died April 7, 2016, at Vista...

DATE: June 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunrise celebrations planned for summer solstice in S.W. Colorado

Some unique opportunities to celebrate the summer solstice will be offered in the region Monday. Mesa Verde National Park will offer a backcountry sunrise tour of the Balcony House site to...

DATE: June 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Long-term mitigation plans for Bondad Hill in the works

Colorado Department of Transportation crews have finished removing debris from last week’s rockslide on Bondad Hill, but long-term mitigation will have to wait. “We’ve initiated in the region a...

DATE: June 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community support for Kuss family continues

The Durango community continues to show support for the family of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, the Blue Angels pilot who died June 2 in a crash. Local business 425° Take and Bake Pizza , in Elmore’s...

DATE: June 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highway reopens after latest Bondad Hill rockslide

Colorado Department of Transportation crews worked Thursday to blast apart and remove 75 to 100 tons of rocks that fell onto U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango. The rubble was cleared from the...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Garden tour to show unique character of East Third Avenue

The Boulevard Neighborhood Association will celebrate its 30th anniversary Saturday with a Boulevard Spring Garden Tour on East Third Avenue. The four-hour walking tour will feature seven gardens...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students get hands-on health care experience

Middle school and high school students are getting an opportunity to test the water of medical professions this week at the third annual Health Career Camp at Fort Lewis College and around...

DATE: June 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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