Position: Reporter

Email: cmcallister@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-375-4544

Arc of History crime strikes a public nerve

For the Arc of History, death may have been a good career move. Once widely mocked as hideous, too expensive and a symbol of the city of Durango’s largesse and bad taste, the sculpture’s demise has...

DATE: July 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man charged with sexual assault

A 27-year-old La Plata County man was formally charged Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting his next-door neighbor, a 34-year-old La Plata County woman, at knifepoint. The charges against...

DATE: July 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Iron Horse Inn shooting suspect pleads guilty

One of the two men arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in March at the Iron Horse Inn that killed one and injured another pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated robbery and a crime of...

DATE: July 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Father faces prison for pot-shop heist

Joe Griffith, of Bayfield, pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and two counts of a crime of violence in connection with the robbery Jan. 31 of Rocky Mountain High in...

DATE: July 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

County fair is not just for kids

Children are the undisputed stars of the La Plata County Fair. This year, more than 300 adolescents will compete in all manner of 4-H activities at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, and even the...

DATE: July 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

A dog’s final days

Guinness had the “beautiful death” that most Americans say they want: He died at home, in no pain, in the arms of his family. Guinness was 14, a malamute albino shepherd mix. It took six hours for...

DATE: July 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meeting turns ugly

Contention, accusations and counter-accusations dominated this year’s annual meeting of the La Plata County Humane Society, where members elected two new people to the organization’s board of...

DATE: July 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

6 years for teen who robbed pot shop

A Gem Village man who used a loaded gun to hold up a marijuana dispensary was sentenced Thursday to six years in the Colorado Youthful Offender System. In a deal worked out with prosecutors, Logan...

DATE: July 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Humanure: At the frontier of composting

Poop is a sensitive issue in Durango, where scientific studies recently proved that too much human feces is flowing into the Animas River downstream to Farmington. The Durango City Council is...

DATE: July 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Solution to homelessness? Give them a place to live

In response to public outcry about panhandling, the city of Durango’s coalition on homelessness convened for the first time in June. By its members’ own admissions, at this point, the coalition –...

DATE: July 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

No roof, no protection, no justice

Nearly every year, homeless people die in Durango because they are homeless. At Manna Soup Kitchen, during winter, there is a lot of fearful talk about freezing to death; in summer, the danger...

DATE: July 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police respond to Buckley

A fire truck, two ambulances and several police officers rushed to Buckley Park on Saturday afternoon shortly before 1 p.m. after a woman overdosed on alcohol at the top of the hill, a few feet...

DATE: July 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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