Position: Reporter

Email: cmcallister@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-375-4544

Car vs. bike sends cyclist to hospital

A cyclist traveling south on County Road 240 was taken to the hospital Saturday after a car turning left onto Brookstone Court collided into her. La Plata County Sheriff Deputy Sgt. Zach Farnam,...

DATE: July 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beware: ‘Granny scam’ preys on good will

A so-called “granny scammer” nearly succeeded in convincing two Durango residents to send a large sum of cash to save their beloved grandson. Connie Young-Wactor, 79, recounted Friday how she and...

DATE: July 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory’s Lift 8 chairs won’t be home décor

In ski-crazy Durango, old lift chairs are a recurring aspect of home décor. When Purgatory Resort announced it was going to tear down Lift 8 to make way for a new, high-speed lift, Durango...

DATE: July 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s little mermaids learn to swim like a fish

At the Durango Community Recreation Center pool Wednesday, three young mermaids frolicked, laughed and executed underwater back flips under the careful supervision of the chief mermaid, Catherine...

DATE: July 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

NYC bombing victim wins $5.4 million in settlement

An Appellate Division in Manhattan delivered a significant if incomplete victory Tuesday to a Durango woman who nearly died in the parking garage during the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. In...

DATE: July 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small changes can shrink your carbon footprint

When it comes to contributing to humanity, most of us would sincerely like to be better people, but aren’t. Much like a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, we betray our loftiest resolutions –...

DATE: July 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Organizational and cultural changes come to Sheriff’s Office

A few months ago, former La Plata County Commissioner Wally White told newly elected Sheriff Sean Smith that people were complaining about deputies driving unmarked cars. Smith thought about it....

DATE: July 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road Runner bus line celebrates 1st birthday

Wednesday marks the first birthday of the Road Runner Stage Lines, which has provided the public with reliable and relatively affordable means of transportation linking Southwestern Colorado...

DATE: July 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoan celebrates 100 years of life

It was the party of the century Saturday, when more than 200 Durango residents gathered for Harry Jarrell’s almost-100th birthday party. Jarrell won’t officially mark his centennial until the end...

DATE: July 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you seen this plant?

This time of year, the city is a glorious riot of flora: Potted plants dot Main Avenue, and public and private gardens swell with blooms. Yet not all is rosy for pro-flower Durango residents,...

DATE: July 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chopper mystery in Durango solved

All day Thursday, Durango was abuzz with speculation about a mysterious helicopter that woke many residents early Thursday when it reportedly flew in a grid maneuver 300 feet above downtown Durango...

DATE: July 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A little bit of bum is in every bibliophile

Durango residents love books. Apparently, they do not love returning them to the library. In fact, according to information obtained from the city in late June through the Colorado Open Records...

DATE: July 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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