Position: Reporter

Email: cslothower@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-375-4515

Strong home prices tempt sellers

Durango’s tight rental market isn’t getting any more accommodating for renters. Some homeowners who rent out their houses are putting them on the market, encouraged by rising real estate prices....

DATE: May 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango climber dies in Yosemite

A former Durango resident was killed Wednesday while climbing Yosemite National Park’s iconic El Capitan. Tyler Gordon, age 21, grew up mostly in Durango and graduated from Durango High School in...

DATE: May 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sales tax revenues increase

Sales tax receipts to the city of Durango grew 4 percent in April from a year earlier, continuing a long run of improving retail performance in the city. April marked the 53rd consecutive month...

DATE: May 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

$61,000 received for economic development

The Region 9 Economic Development District has been awarded $61,000 in planning and technical assistance funds through the U.S. Economic Development Administration. Region 9 has received the...

DATE: May 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton: NSA program renewal unlikely

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton said Tuesday there’s little chance a “clean” renewal of controversial government surveillance programs would pass the House of Representatives. The Patriot Act provisions are...

DATE: May 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio coming into its own

IGNACIO – A remarkable boomlet in construction is raising hopes for growth in this town of 721 despite a steep downturn in the natural-gas industry. Projects recently built or underway include a...

DATE: May 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango records wettest May on record; more rain is likely

It’s not just your imagination – Durango already has experienced its wettest May in at least 16 years, and more rain may be on the way. By Tuesday, 2.9 inches of precipitation had fallen at...

DATE: May 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ex-FLC player arrested in holdup

A former Fort Lewis College football player has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery last month at an ATM at the Bank of the San Juans in Durango. Maurice Anderson, 30, was arrested...

DATE: May 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A new spring for Barr property

HERMOSA A Texas couple is transforming the historic estate in the Animas Valley that was owned for decades by Roberta and Robert Barr. Eric and Alice Foultz are renovating the Barr property’s 1940...

DATE: May 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango’s population sees strong growth

Durango and La Plata County continue to see strong population growth, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The Census Bureau pegged Durango’s population, as of July 1, at 17,834. That...

DATE: May 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC to manage its investments

Fort Lewis College is looking to hire an investment manager as the college prepares to begin controlling its own investments for the first time in the institution’s history. In 2013, the Colorado...

DATE: May 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opinions mixed on bank makeover

First National Bank of Durango is embarking on a major renovation that will change the look and feel of the bank’s downtown headquarters. Sparking the most discussion among locals, much of former...

DATE: May 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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