Heather Scofield

Position: County reporter

Email: hscofield@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970 375-4575

About: Heather began her journalism career in 2005. Since then, she has spent her
time juggling the demands of family life with a husband and two ... energetic
children while working relentlessly to climb the ranks in print journalism.
She comes to the Durango Herald from the Daytona Beach News-Journal where
she worked as a news, feature and investigative reporter covering city and
county government, crime and business.

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Initial planning begins for La Posta development

City of Durango and La Plata County officials are resurrecting an effort to plan development in the La Posta area on the outskirts of Durango city limits.More than 30 La Posta-area landowners...

DATE: April 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA announces new fracking regulations

Some cities and states, including Colorado, already are requiring natural gas drillers to take steps to reduce toxic emissions in their fracking operations. Now, drillers nationwide will be forced...

DATE: April 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

New county manager to earn $145K

La Plata County’s new county manager will make more money than his predecessor.On Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved an employment contract and housing agreement with Delta City...

DATE: April 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local businesses to get logo boost

When people see two golden arches, many immediately think of the fast-food giant, McDonald’s. It’s an example of the power of branding.In a world with plenty of distractions, most businesses know...

DATE: April 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

County commissioners again delay hearing that could ban pot operations

County commissioners again delayed a decision about whether to ban medical marijuana operations and licenses in unincorporated areas of La Plata County.A public hearing on the proposed ban,...

DATE: April 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

One parent decries facility’s policy

City recreation facilities were overrun this week with children celebrating spring and a welcome break from school. And before long, summer break will have them again filling the city’s fun...

DATE: April 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Developers revive business park proposal at airport

Developers are breathing new life into an old plan aimed at bringing new jobs and economic development to La Plata County.As La Plata County commissioners were briefed in a work session Thursday...

DATE: April 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hope for a bright future

As tribes around the nation gain momentum in their efforts to develop energy resources on their lands, some industry sources say a new level of power and political influence could emerge for...

DATE: April 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reservation’s remotest corners get light with small-scale, solar-wind systems

Most American children never think twice about flipping on the light. They rarely, if ever, give thought to the electrical outlet on the wall from which power for their digital devices flows. And...

DATE: April 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

A taxing time of year

Piles of receipts. Complicated forms. Boxes to check and numbers to fill in. It’s that time of year again. Tax time.And despite all the political talk year after year about making the tax codes...

DATE: March 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

The spark that ignited a fire

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is credited with leading the way for Native American tribes around the nation to develop and manage potential energy resources.“I think many tribes keep an eye on the...

DATE: March 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribes power up

The United States pays a huge price for its dependence on foreign oil, both in dollars drained from consumers’ pocketbooks and in loss of control of its destiny.So, for the financial well-being of...

DATE: March 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News