Position: Staff Reporter

Email: jhaug@durangoherald.com

Despite the rise of the internet, retail sales robust in La Plata, Montezuma counties

Though total retail sales have increased in Southwest Colorado since 2000, business owners must rely on shoppers from elsewhere, such as tourists and online buyers, to be successful here, according...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dominguez: The leader

Like most visitors from New Mexico, Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Silvestre Velez de Escalante descended Farmington Hill, but would have to camp on the banks of the Animas River because...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flush with creativity

The bathroom can be a fortress of solitude, a sanctuary from the hubbub. But the bathroom at Norman Broad and Carol Salomon’s contemporary mountain home along Junction Creek has become known as a...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

City blinded by requests for funding

Science education centers, on average, get about a quarter of their funding from government sources, but this formula has not worked since the Great Recession for Durango Discovery Museum,...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Attorney announces retirement after 37-year tenure

City Attorney David Smith will retire after 37 years of reading ordinances at Durango City Council meetings and giving legal advice on everything from medical marijuana to annexations to trees in...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Filling the holes left from Great Recession

New filters for the water system should improve the taste and odor of water in Durango in 2014. The shelf life on the current filters is past its sell-by date, so to speak, since they were...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parking-ticket hike could fuel buses

Orange could be the new black for Durango’s transit. The orange-colored envelopes tacked onto the windshields of cars at expired parking meters might be the solution to getting the city’s transit...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tax increase should not wake the dead

Voting “yes” on Issue 5D could make for some grateful dead. A “yes” vote would double the tax rate for the Pine River Cemetery District, from a mill levy of 0.075 to 0.15. But supporters say it’s...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

United frustration persists

A flight delay in September forced Gregor Gardner to wait more than three hours for his flight home to Durango from Denver International Airport. Gardner, a business consultant and frequent...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gun accident wounds investigator

Tom Cowing, investigator with the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, suffered a “non-life-threatening injury” Friday after being accidentally shot in the leg during a search related to Dylan Redwine...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plastic bag monster rallies support for fee

Charlie Shew walked into the Environmental Science Center at Fort Lewis College to learn about home-brewing but walked out the plastic bag monster after learning about a city ballot issue. As a...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Building a bridge to somewhere

Durango’s vision of a big-box shopping corridor near Mercy Regional Medical Center edged closer to reality on Thursday with the announcement of a $4.3 million state grant for the extension of...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News