Position: County and Business Reporter

Email: ecowan@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-375-4515

About: Emery Cowan has been with the Herald since 2010. She has written for the Greeley Tribune, the Colorado Springs Gazette, Delicious Living magazine and the University of Colorado's alumni magazine, the Coloradan. She graduated from the University of Colorado with degrees in journalism and Spanish. Read More Hide

Merger seeks marketing, local television synergy

“Inside Durango TV,” the local television program that features current happenings in and around town, is getting a revamp after the company producing the show began a new partnership with local...

DATE: June 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

How soon the monsoon?

As forest vegetation continues to lose moisture and fields of alfalfa begin to turn from green to brown, farmers and firefighters are looking to summer monsoons as one of the last possibilities for...

DATE: June 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Hope and faith’ gone for friends, family

Deep sadness and a sense of closure washed over the Pine River Valley on Thursday with confirmation that searchers had found remains of the body of Dylan Redwine in the mountains above Vallecito...

DATE: June 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

County asks for delay in gas and oil lease

Two La Plata County commissioners signed off on a letter Tuesday urging the Bureau of Land Management to hold off on leasing 10,000 acres near Hesperus for natural-gas and oil development until the...

DATE: June 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Licensure has arrived for naturopaths

An industry that long has gone unregulated in Colorado now will be licensed under a bill signed into law earlier this month. The Naturopathic Doctor Act sets up a licensing program that outlines...

DATE: June 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Under pressure to push gas

CAHONE – Coy Bryant had to raise his voice over the din of construction humming away behind him. Welders threw sparks in the air as they worked near a new compressor machine that will soon rev up...

DATE: June 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

12,000 BLM acres back on market for drilling

More than 12,000 acres in Southwest Colorado that were deferred from gas and oil leasing in February are back on the table. The 12 parcels will be going to lease sale in November, said Connie...

DATE: June 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officials impose fire limits

With five wildfires burning across the state, La Plata County, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe will be implementing stage 1 fire...

DATE: June 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car triggers natural-gas leak

The car hit a natural-gas meter causing a leak Monday at Cubby Hole Mini Storage at 1405 Florida Road (County Road 240). The Durango Fire & Rescue Authority responded with a medic unit, fire engine...

DATE: June 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribe seeks to expand shale-oil drilling

Texas-based Swift Energy isn’t the only company chasing the lure of the Mancos Shale in La Plata County. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe-owned Red Willow Production Co. drilled one well into the...

DATE: June 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

A kitchen for artisanal producers?

After eight years running the fashion-forward Main Avenue women’s clothing store Silk Sparrow, Sarah Rousseau is trading clothes for cooking utensils. Rousseau is opening a commercial kitchen in...

DATE: June 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Ignacio picks new mayor in special election

IGNACIO –The town of Ignacio elected a new mayor Tuesday, four months after former mayor Ena Millich resigned from her post. Voters chose Stella Cox, the town’s mayor pro tem, over fellow town...

DATE: June 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News