Position: Weekend reporter

Email: scook@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-375-4546

Lemon Dam crash kills 1

A single-car accident Saturday night left one person dead and another seriously injured.Both people involved in the accident, which occurred just before 8 p.m., were males younger than 18, said...

DATE: May 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hunting for a hidden gem

Vendors and bargain hunters came out of hibernation Sunday for the opening day of the Durango flea market.The market, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, was buzzing, with everything from roller...

DATE: May 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Whistle calls in summer

SILVERTON Except for a few customers and a ragtime pianist, Grumpy’s Saloon & Restaurant was quiet Saturday. At 11:30 a.m., the bartender announced that the train was running an hour late. The...

DATE: May 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man dead after SUV rollover

A 30-year-old man from Durango died Sunday morning after becoming trapped beneath his vehicle at the bottom of an embankment.The man, whose name was not released Sunday, was driving a 2000 Ford...

DATE: April 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in Ignacio killing in N.M. jail

The second suspect in the shooting death of 39-year-old Joey Benavidez is being held in the San Juan County, N.M., Adult Detention Center.Deputy U.S. Marshals arrested 19-year-old Tommy Lee...

DATE: April 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Final day of regular ski season at Purgatory has plenty of sun

Snow lovers exhibited a little style on the last day of the regular season at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort on Sunday, wearing everything from penguin costumes and neon snowsuits to tutus...

DATE: April 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man killed in scooter accident

A Durango man died Saturday evening on a low-powered scooter while he was pulled by an SUV.At 5:35 p.m. Saturday, Kevin Bruce, 65, was riding a scooter in the northbound lane of East Animas Road...

DATE: April 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanche victim was from Crested Butte

Authorities on Saturday identified a man killed in an avalanche near Ophir Pass on Friday afternoon.John Knox McEwen Frank, 34, of Crested Butte died in the massive slide about six miles west of...

DATE: March 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

PBS film examines life of serviceman

A film and panel discussion Tuesday will offer the community a glimpse at military life, both abroad and at home.Rocky Mountain PBS Community Cinema will host a free screening of “Hell and Back...

DATE: March 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Imagination is students’ destination

Students at Destination ImagiNation on Saturday put months of hard work on display in a series of challenges that mixed critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving.The regional tournament...

DATE: March 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two car accidents send 4 to hospitals

Two separate car crashes Friday night sent three people to Mercy Regional Medical Center and one person to St. Anthony Hospital & Medical Center in Denver.Two vehicles were involved in a head-on...

DATE: March 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm could dump two feet in San Juans

The birds were singing, and the sun was shining Saturday as Durangoans frolicked through the park in T-shirts and sandals.But one can always count on Colorado weather to have its fair share of wild...

DATE: March 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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