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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Southern Utes to conduct recall election

The Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council set an early-December date for a recall election of Tribal Chairman Matthew Box.The recall election will be held Dec. 3, said tribal members who attended...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republican Lee new county clerk

La Plata County clerk and recorder candidate Tiffany Lee prevailed over fellow county employee Karen Phelan in Tuesday’s election, capturing 54 percent of the vote.While the post of county clerk...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Business district tax increase passes

A ballot measure to tax roughly 800 commercial property owners in Durango’s Business Improvement District more and for longer than in years past for economic-development pursuits passed Tuesday.The...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local women find business backing

Local economic-development officials say La Plata County is home to a growing number of capable professional women who are finding support and financing here to make their business dreams a...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Lieb prevails in county commissioner race

Republican Bobby Lieb prevailed Tuesday in earning the support of local voters for the District 1 seat on the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners.“It feels good,” Lieb said. “We put a lot...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

S. Utes advance recall effort

A group of Southern Ute Indian Tribe members say they have acquired more than the required number of signatures on a petition to recall Tribal Chairman Matthew Box.Rick Jefferson said he, along...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

No whining when stakes are high

Renewed hope for survival, and maybe success, could be just a reinvention away for local businesses filled with angst about the still-ailing economy.It’s what area players on the...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

A local bent

It aims to be a “true sports bar” with a Durango twist.The twist: In addition to the 10 flat-screen televisions that each will be playing a different televised sport on any given day and the usual...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

DATO data shows tourism uptick

Tourist visits to Durango are turning around, and efforts to sell the area to potential visitors are paying off.Durango Area Tourism Office Executive Director John Cohen offered that optimistic...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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