Jason Gonzales

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Bayfield takes steps to preserve history

BAYFIELD - La Plata County residents always have strived to preserve the historic roots of Southwest Colorado through historic districts and building designations.With that strong tradition in...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downturn hits Pagosa Springs' home market

The Pagosa Springs real estate market has faired worse than Durango's as median home prices have slumped and home sales have dipped in the face of a housing slump."Durango is holding much steadier...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Bayfield will maintain U.S. 160B

BAYFIELD - The Bayfield Town Board unanimously passed a resolution that will adopt U.S. Highway 160B into its  maintenance schedule.The adoption of the highway is possible through the Colorado...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

It's all in the icing

Two 11-year-old competitors dueled with knives and a whole lot of frosting at Monday's 4-H cake-decorating contest at the La Plata County Fair.The cake-decorating gladiators equipped themselves...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

DOW kills mountain lion near school

Colorado Department of Wildlife officials killed a mountain lion at Park Elementary School on Monday morning after a woman in the neighborhood called police."We don't want mountain lions in the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Raider Ridge trail to get an extension

Trail-lovers have another reason to be excited: Trails 2000 has worked out an arrangement with Jake Dalla to extend the Raider Ridge trail through his property.The four-mile extension will connect...

DATE: July 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

An algae alternative

Ignacio - The Southern Ute Indian Tribe's newest investment is going to make it some green.Green algae, that is.Solix Energy Inc. and the tribe unveiled the Coyote Gulch Demonstration Facility to a...

DATE: July 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners OK storm-water changes

The Durango Planning Commission approved amendments Monday night that will make the city's storm-water regulations more consistent with the state's regulations with a 4-1 vote.The amendments will...

DATE: July 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango looks to go greener

The city of Durango has plans to submit an application to the Economic Development Administration for a grant that would pay to build a regional green-business incubator."The city believes that...

DATE: July 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photosynthesis + algae = fuel

A company with a facility in Coyote Gulch on Southern Ute Indian tribal land is working to harness the properties of pond scum into the next big thing in biofuels."We are growing algae and...

DATE: July 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

A good trade

The "clank, clank, clank" of metal striking rock echoes throughout the neighborhood of East Second Avenue and 14th Street.Each strike of the hammer and metal chisel masterfully chips away flakes of...

DATE: July 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Patrolling ensures rope swing gone

An increased police presence at the Animas River put-in at 32nd Street and East Third Avenue has helped the city of Durango succeed in deterring residents from re-hanging a rope swing in the...

DATE: July 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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