Position: Special to the Herald

Email: smcmillin@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4548

About: Sue has more than 35 years of reporting and editing experience in the daily news business. She spent much of her career at The Gazette in Colorado Springs, including stints as a military affairs reporter, education reporter, assistant city editor, city editor and news director. She joined the Herald as city editor in December 2015. She has received two fellowships through the East-West Center in Honolulu, participating in the Senior Journalists Seminar in 2011 and the Pakistan-U.S. Journalists Exchange in 2014. She has received state, regional and national awards for her work, and holds a journalism degree from Michigan State University. Read More Hide

A river cruise through the heart of Russia

A trip along the mighty Volga River in Russia provides an incredible history lesson – whether about conquering tsars and invading armies, quests for a waterway from the Baltic Sea to the Caspian...

DATE: March 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Burro racing tests human, animal endurance

Pack burro racing is not about the fastest burro, or the fastest human. It’s about the team – and, really, mostly about the burro. “A burro race starts in the pasture,” said Brad Wann, spokesman...

DATE: March 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

On the trail of Colorado’s birds

“There’s a hawk, left side.” Necks twisted and eyes strained into the gray sky. The bus immediately slowed, then stopped. “What is it?” “Where’d it go?” The hawk soared in front of the school bus,...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Even in winter, Denver Botanic Gardens offers lessons in beauty, science, art

DENVER – Snow mounded over and around the remains of 2017’s garden bounty, and koi floated nearly motionless beneath thin sheets of ice in a pond, seeming to seek the few rays of sun that...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Jeff Kuss memorial signs installed on Durango highway

Signs were installed Monday along Colorado Highway 3 to honor Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, a Durango native who died in a jet crash while practicing with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The highway in south...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wintry weather expected to return this weekend

A bit of wintry weather is expected to return to much of the Four Corners by early Saturday, but it likely won’t bring as much snow or cold as the Christmas weekend storm, according to the National...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Election update: Final unofficial Colorado results are in

Election results continued to flow into the Colorado Secretary of State’s office through the wee hours of Wednesday, with all 64 counties fully reported by 10 a.m. But while some races – including...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

9/11 observances in Durango honor first responders, veterans

Gently, Pastor Tim Orlowski told a group of children who will learn about 9/11 as history a little about that day 15 years ago. He likened first responders – fire fighters, police officers,...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico sues EPA, Sunnyside Mine owners

New Mexico filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court against the Environmental Protection Agency , its contractor and two Colorado mine owners over the Gold King Mine spill’s impact on the state. The...

DATE: May 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Whitewater seekers might get chance at Dolores River

Whitewater enthusiasts just might be able to run the lower Dolores River in late May – including over Memorial Day weekend. The Dolores Water Conservancy District announced on its website on Monday...

DATE: May 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heavy snow possible in San Juans, chain laws in effect on some passes

Up to a foot of snow is possible near Red Mountain Pass as a fast-moving Pacific storm started dropping snow on the San Juan Mountains and much of central Colorado on Monday afternoon, according to...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowmobiler killed in avalanche near Wolf Creek Pass

A snowmobile rider died in an avalanche Tuesday afternoon in the Lost Mine Creek drainage area near Wolf Creek Pass, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. It was the third...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News