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Position: Reporter

Email: lgroskopf@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-375-4576

The future of TV?

Yellow Jacket: home to irrigated alfalfa fields, tractors rumbling down packed-dirt county roads and a general aura of tranquility. And a five-star rooftop restaurant? If Jerry McMullen has his...

DATE: May 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Mesa Verde greening up

The Spanish “mesa verde” translates to “green table.” Turns out the name is apropos, in more ways than one. Walking through the new Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center, a visitor gets the...

DATE: May 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Drought weighing on ranchers’ minds

The evening was full of pomp and circumstance, but the morning hours of the recent Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association’s annual gathering were marked by some serious agriculture policy...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Board OKs guns for principal, superintendent in Dove Creek

DOVE CREEK – The seven-member board that oversees schools in Dolores County voted to allow the Dove Creek High School principal and district superintendent to carry firearms onto school grounds....

DATE: Feb. 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Appeal filed over Boggy-Glade travel plan

CORTEZ – The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners last week filed an official appeal against the U.S. Forest Service’s travel management plan for the Boggy-Glade landscape.Concerned that the...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rule change effects disposal of e-waste

Many consumers take the holidays as a chance to ditch the clunky old television set, the crash-prone computer or the year-old cellphone now considered outdated. In the insatiable rush to buy the...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

State of the Internet

A decade ago, computer users were just beginning to leave the world of dialup – with its beeps, chirps and phone line monopolizing – behind for faster Internet connections such as DSL. The...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowmakers make magic

Mother Nature is notoriously fickle. To add a dash of predictability, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort relies on the efforts of a hardy bunch who coat the slopes with an early-season dusting....

DATE: Nov. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dust ’em off, wax ’em up

After a bone-dry summer and fall, the storm system that passed through southern Colorado last weekend was cause for celebration and relief among area ski resorts, which are gearing up for opening...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downtown parade to mark Veterans Day

For more than a decade, the numbers “9/11” have carried special emotional resonance for Americans. But to past and present U.S. service members, 11/11 evokes strong memories, too. It was Nov. 11,...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brown-McLachlan gap narrows

A strong showing by Republican J. Paul Brown in late-reporting Archuleta County narrowed the vote margin in the race for the 59th Colorado House district but did not appear enough to overtake...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coveted 59th District goes blue

Durango Democrat Mike McLachlan emerged victorious over incumbent Republican J. Paul Brown of Ignacio for the 59th District state House seat, with 53 percent of the vote compared to 47 percent,...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News