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Position: Reporter

Email: cslothower@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-375-4515

Marijuana sickens dog

When Tiffin was brought to Riverview Animal Hospital on Friday, the 4-year-old Schnauzer-Yorkie mix had dilated eyes, a slow heart rate and was unable to walk without stumbling. Veterinarian Stacee...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

The slow surprise of Ewing Mesa

Ewing Mesa is a bit like a Christmas present, wrapped and sitting under the tree. Durangoans can’t open it yet, but it might be the outline of something good. Mercury Payment Systems co-founder...

DATE: June 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Another phase for Edgemont Highlands

Developer Eric Flora last week put 26 vacant home lots in Edgemont Highlands on the market, kicking off a new round of buying and building in the subdivision about six miles northeast of downtown...

DATE: June 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Veterans group gets pot donation

A Durango veterans’ group received a surprising donation Wednesday in its bid to raise money for a new van – a quarter-ounce of Colorado-grown marijuana. Bob Collette was pounding the pavement...

DATE: June 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lindblad to lead FLC’s small business center

The Fort Lewis College School of Business Administration has hired an interim director to replace Joe Keck, who is retiring as director of the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center....

DATE: June 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Helping out mothers

A hike to raise awareness of postpartum depression and other maternity-related mental illnesses drew 23 supporters and a dozen kids Sunday. The Climb Out of the Darkness event raised $1,539...

DATE: June 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s rainbow trout recovering

After being devastated by whirling disease in the 1990s, Colorado’s rainbow trout populations are recovering in most major rivers, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said. “It’s been a long...

DATE: June 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Six rafters unharmed after scary flip and swim

A raft carrying six rafters flipped on the Animas River just downstream from Smelter Rapid at about 4 p.m. Sunday. Emergency responders were called, but the rafters were uninjured and accounted...

DATE: June 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vehicle slides off Molas Pass along 550

A vehicle went about 150 feet down the embankment near mile marker 66 on U.S. Highway 550 on Sunday along Molas Pass, said Trooper Josh Lewis, a Colorado State Patrol spokesman. The driver of the...

DATE: June 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

RHA: County needs 15,700 new homes

La Plata County needs to build 790 dwelling units a year to meet demographic forecasts for population growth, the La Plata County Regional Housing Alliance said in a study released Wednesday. That...

DATE: June 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Gravel pit on the mesa?

As the Colorado Department of Transportation moves forward with a long-planned realignment of U.S. Highway 550 and connection to the Bridge to Nowhere, a major private gravel pit is planned for the...

DATE: June 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crossroads clock downtown is in its own time zone

Is time melting at the intersection of Main Avenue and 11th Street, in a nightmare reminiscent of a famous Salvador Dali painting? Or can we blame a time warp on Colorado’s infamous marijuana...

DATE: June 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News