Position: Reporter

Email: cslothower@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-375-4515

Businesses look for busy summer

The 2015 Durango Home and Ranch Show, held last weekend at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, drew about 2,500 attendees during the two-day exposition. They came to see the more than 100 vendors...

DATE: May 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Gardner promises to fight for Denver TV

Sen. Cory Gardner, in Durango on Friday, vowed to fix the “orphan” counties issue that prevents some residents in La Plata and Montezuma counties from seeing Denver TV broadcasts. The Federal...

DATE: May 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Green light for a Bridge to Somewhere

The Federal Highway Administration signed off on a proposed route to connect U.S. Highway 550 with the Grandview interchange, enabling the Colorado Department of Transportation to begin designing...

DATE: April 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Accidents prompt changes at Sawyer Drive intersection

The Colorado Department of Transportation has eliminated the flashing yellow left-turn signal phasing at busy times of the day at the intersection of Sawyer Drive and South Camino del Rio. The...

DATE: April 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local law enforcement looks to adopt body cameras

Amid a national outcry, the Durango Police Department is moving toward purchasing body cameras, with plans to roll them out department-wide in 2016 or 2017. The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office and...

DATE: April 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Real estate deals make a splash

Are big deals back? A number of significant real estate transactions have closed in recent months as economic indicators suggest a busy tourist season and more solid footing for the broader...

DATE: April 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Police describe ATM robbery suspect

Durango police Thursday released a physical description of the suspect who attacked an ATM user two days ago. The suspect is believed to be 6 feet 3 inches tall or taller and to have a dark-skin...

DATE: April 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rappel Fire halted at a quarter-acre

A quarter-acre wildfire that began Wednesday was contained later Wednesday night on Missionary Ridge. A firefighting crew from the Pagosa District hiked in for mop-up and monitoring duty, while the...

DATE: April 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 Durango teams make it to state coding finals

Two Durango teams have made the finals of Go Code Colorado. Ten of the 31 teams that entered were named finalists. Of those, three teams will win $25,000 contracts to continue developing their...

DATE: April 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire starts on Missionary Ridge

A lightning strike sparked a small wildfire on Missionary Ridge. The fire is burning on about a quarter-acre within the burn scar caused by the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire. The fire is on the...

DATE: April 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police search for ATM attacker

What kind of bank robber drives a Prius? Durango police are searching for a masked attacker who slashed an ATM customer outside Bank of the San Juans, 144 E. Eighth St., at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Police...

DATE: April 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire season comes early

Wildfire season arrived early in La Plata County, catching fire authorities ill-prepared. The 213 Fire was a warning flare that vegetation is unusually dry and prone to catching fire. The brush...

DATE: April 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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