Position: Social Media Reporter

Email: jdahl@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-375-4538

About: Jordyn started with the Durango Herald as a news intern in May 2011 before being hired as social media reporter. Before joining the Herald, she was a reporter, copy editor and news editor at her collegiate paper The Collegian, Colorado's only daily student-run newspaper. She has won numerous awards, including as an editor when the Collegian was named one of the top-three daily student newspapers in the U.S. by Society of Professional Journalists. She graduated from Colorado State University in 2011. Read More

Special K with Chocolate Factory chocolate?

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is venturing into a new product line: cereal. The Durango-based company entered into a licensing agreement with Kellogg Co. to use the RMCF brand on certain cereal...

DATE: May 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Illness affects Redwine booster

The woman who has spearheaded the effort in Bayfield to find missing teen Dylan Redwine has been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Denise Hess founded Hope for Dylan Redwine shortly after he was...

DATE: May 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Refinery problems pump up gas prices

Oil-refinery woes in the Midwest are hitting Colorado, causing gas prices to jump in the last week, according to industry experts. Colorado has seen about a 14 cent increase in gasoline prices...

DATE: May 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plan incubates to help businesses

Entrepreneurs who think they have the next big idea or are starting a business could be getting a new funding opportunity. Local businessmen Jim Mackay and Gary Masner have founded the Southwest...

DATE: May 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Roger that: A tough but rewarding job

Like interpreters, dispatchers are able to walk a thin line of gleaning key information from one party and translating it to another. They act as diplomats of sorts from the time they pick up the...

DATE: May 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine knocks search

Nearly six months after teenager Dylan Redwine was reported missing, his father, Mark Redwine, released a statement Friday criticizing how missing children’s cases are handled by authorities and...

DATE: May 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County unemployment dips to 5.5 percent

La Plata County’s unemployment rate in April continued to decrease along with Colorado’s, according to data released from the state Friday. The county’s not-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate...

DATE: May 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Economist: Housing leads recovery

Southwest Colorado received a mixed bag of news about the economy at a presentation by economist Elliot Eisenberg. The housing market is improving quickly with vacancy rates decreasing and home...

DATE: May 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Tipton’s proposal good for brewers

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, on Monday got a firsthand look at how Ska Brewing Co. creates and distributes its beer, and he drew praise for his effort to lower taxes on microbreweries. Tipton...

DATE: May 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Official: Durango man’s death was an accident

The death of a 26-year-old Durango man discovered in his home in April has been ruled an accident, according to an autopsy report released Monday. Taylor Folmar died after ingesting a large amount...

DATE: May 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Housing agency hires director

The Regional Housing Alliance has hired a new executive director. Karen Iverson, a senior planner from Anchorage, Alaska, is replacing Jennifer Lopez, who left in March for a joint position with...

DATE: May 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small fire burning near Vallecito Reservoir

A fire likely started by a lightning strike is burning east of Vallecito Reservoir.Fire crews with the U.S. Forest Service and Upper Pine Fire Protection District responded to the fire about 10...

DATE: May 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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