Position: Reporter

Email: cmcallister@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-375-4544

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: June 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescue cards for backcountry can save your wallet

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs is offering residents and visitors a pretty good deal: For a mere $3, anyone who participates in the state’s wide variety of outdoor activities can support...

DATE: June 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reactions from Durango about the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage

The United States Supreme Court declared Friday morning that same-sex couples have the right to marry anywhere in the U.S. Gay marriage already was legal in 36 states and the District of Columbia....

DATE: June 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stabbing suspect’s bail set at $25,000

Judge Martha Minot on Thursday set bond at $25,000 for Kyle Ryan Cooper, 25, who is charged with attempted murder. Judicial District Attorney Todd Risberg said prosecutors had asked Minot to set...

DATE: June 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Girl talks about hard lessons learned

A 15-year-old girl who had a frightening experience after jumping into the Animas River near Bakers Bridge on Monday night is warning others not to attempt the feat. “I was terrified I was going to...

DATE: June 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Botanical Society tour to feature fabulous gardens

Like the child protagonists of The Secret Garden, Durango residents will gain a metaphorical key allowing them access to some of the city’s and the county’s most ravishing private gardens this...

DATE: June 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Alluring but dangerous

For anyone interested in rafting, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, tubing, swimming or taking in tremendous beauty, this summer, the Animas River is an even more thrilling proposition than usual. With...

DATE: June 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A place of their own

High school should be easy for 17-year-old Josh Jenkins. He is handsome, charming and equipped with a sly, warm and wickedly smart sense of humor; it’s tough to talk to him and not think he’s a...

DATE: June 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kid-centric celebration delights Durango’s dads

Father’s Day saw families take to the streets to celebrate their paterfamilias in diverse, sometimes counter-intuitive ways. Standing outside Cream Bean Berry, James Crowdes and his son, Colin, 7,...

DATE: June 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teen falls, dies near Silverton

The Silverton Standard & The Miner is reporting that a 19-year-old man from Durango died Saturday afternoon after tumbling into a stream. Apparently, he had been walking in a snowfield with his...

DATE: June 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans group likely to return pot gift

No good weed goes unpunished. Earlier this week, Colorado Grow Co., a new retail marijuana shop in Durango, generated headlines when the business gifted two sealed containers of pot to a group for...

DATE: June 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Campers enjoy front-row seat to emergency-response drama

On a recent afternoon at Fort Lewis College, a TriState CareFlight helicopter landed in the Community Concert Hall parking lot – just a few feet from where 30 teenagers had thronged, anxiously...

DATE: June 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Health

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