Position: Reporter

Email: cslothower@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-375-4515

Tax-credit changes create winners, losers

The geography of Colorado’s enterprise zone tax credits is changing for 2016. The shifting boundaries mean some businesses will be newly eligible for the tax credits, while other businesses will no...

DATE: May 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Toking illegal in federal preserves

Possession of marijuana is legal in Colorado, but it remains forbidden on federal land, a situation that has tripped up unaware pot enthusiasts. Federal land surrounds the Durango area, from Mesa...

DATE: May 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

City is landlord to closed nonprofit

What if your landlord is the city of Durango? Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio, is among the properties owned by the city and leased back to an operator for a nominal “rent” — often...

DATE: May 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Governor signs wildfire bills in Durango

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed two wildfire-related bills Tuesday during a brief visit to Durango. Hickenlooper signed the bills outdoors at the Colorado National Guard Armory in Bodo Industrial...

DATE: May 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper to sign wildfire bills

Gov. John Hickenlooper is scheduled to sign two wildfire-related bills Tuesday in Durango. Hickenlooper will sign the Veterans Fire Corps for Wildfire Fighting bill and the Wildfire Risk Reduction...

DATE: May 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plug pulled on Powerhouse Science Center

Durango’s Powerhouse Science Center is closed indefinitely after the nonprofit organization’s precarious finances came to light. The group’s board met in an emergency session Friday and decided to...

DATE: May 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Builders question sprinkler rules

La Plata County homebuilders are battling a proposal to enact a building code that would require sprinklers in all newly constructed homes. Firefighting agencies are lobbying for the new...

DATE: May 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Who should foot this FLC tab?

It took nine years and a lot of support for Olivia Clah to graduate last weekend with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Fort Lewis College. She had to care for her daughter, Kalea,...

DATE: May 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango businesses impatient with panhandlers

Betty Heuss, owner of Durango Toy Depot, is part of a growing chorus of businesspeople hoping Durango can come up with a solution to an apparent increase in panhandling. The Toy Depot is located at...

DATE: May 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Natural-gas prices slide for San Juan Basin

The price for San Juan Basin natural gas has halved in the past year, a foreboding sign for property taxpayers and La Plata County coffers. San Juan Basin natural gas is fetching only $2.27 per...

DATE: May 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballantine Communications rolls out high-gloss Southwest magazine

Ballantine Communications Inc. this week is releasing the debut issue of Dorado, a Southwest-lifestyle magazine that is focusing initially on Texas distribution. With a circulation of 50,000...

DATE: May 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Harper seeks helicopter certification

Al Harper, owner of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, is seeking federal permission to allow his firefighting helicopter to battle blazes on federal lands near the railroad tracks....

DATE: May 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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