Position: Reporter

Email: cslothower@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-375-4515

Affordable housing project on slate

A Denver company, in partnership with Durango housing officials, has been awarded a low-income housing tax credit to build a 50-unit apartment building at 32nd Street and East Animas Village Drive....

DATE: Sept. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Swift drills in search of oil

KLINE – A drilling rig towers 116 feet above Fort Lewis Mesa, sprouting from dry ground owned by a local ranching widow. The rig is drilling Swift Energy Co.’s first well in La Plata County, a...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parade of Homes set as construction makes comeback

As Durango home builders are preparing for their annual showcase, home construction is making a comeback in the area. The Durango Area Parade of Homes is set for Friday through Sunday, showcasing...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango auto sales growing

Durango auto dealers are riding an improving economy to better sales. The critical summer season proved to be strong for vehicle dealers in Durango and across the nation. Local sales-tax...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Frontier Airlines’ potential sale raises questions for DRO

Frontier Airlines’ future in Durango is far from certain, but local leaders believe Durango-La Plata County Airport has grown enough to weather any disruptions from the Denver-based airline....

DATE: Sept. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

County debates marijuana rules

La Plata County commissioners discussed Wednesday whether the county should license and regulate recreational marijuana growing and retail operations. Otherwise, the county could leave licensing...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

City’s ‘Companies to Watch’ fêted

Led by Durango, Southwest Colorado boasts 12 companies that have been honored as Colorado Companies to Watch, the most of any region in the state outside the Front Range. Winners were recognized...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

A building-block expansion

Ska Brewing Co. spent 18 years scrupulously avoiding getting into the restaurant business. Now, Durango’s largest brewery is in the restaurant business. Ska opened The Container in August. The...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Local concerns learn about opportunities for exports

Exporting isn’t just for large businesses anymore, state and federal trade officials told a Durango audience Thursday. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet’s office hosted a forum about exporting Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM narrows proposed Chaco drilling sites to four

Opponents of drilling near Chaco Culture National Historic Park in New Mexico have received a reprieve from proposals to drill on U.S. Bureau of Land Management parcels bordering the park, which is...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County OKs historic designations

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday highlighted two historical amenities, supporting an effort to designate roads along the defunct Durango to Chama, N.M., rail line as a scenic byway, and to...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional Internet project nearly done

A 3-year-old project to enhance Internet connectivity throughout Southwest Colorado is nearly complete, officials said Friday. The Southwest Colorado Access Network links government buildings in...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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