Jessica Pace

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Email: jpace@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4586

About: Jessica Pace is from Nashville and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2011 with a bachelor of science in journalism and minors in music history ... and creative writing. She freelanced for American Songwriter magazine, Music Connection and other publications before she was hired full-time at the Home Page Media Group, an independent paper based outside Nashville, in 2013. She covered education, state and county government for two years for the Home Page before coming to The Durango Herald in 2015.

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Junction Creek Bridge in Durango to undergo repairs

Repairs on the Junction Creek Bridge on U.S. Highway 550 between 22nd and 24th streets could cost in the realm of $50,000, with work to begin potentially by mid-April. Colorado Department of...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Impromptu skate park rankles some residents

A rogue skate park occupying a vacant lot on East College Drive has prompted complaints in recent weeks as local youth increase building activity. Sandy Burke, who lives in the 800 block of East...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Home buyers have ways to learn about a house’s sordid history

The stigma and intrigue of “murder houses” make them common backdrops for cheap television and a trap for tourists. But selling so-called stigmatized houses, where a death – particularly a violent...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Nonprofits, school district partner to mentor rising freshmen

Seven eighth-grade boys gathered in a circle in a Miller Middle School classroom on a recent afternoon. Classes were over for the day, but one by one, each named an adjective – “angry,”...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Protesters in Durango oppose Trump’s health care system

About 50 people rallied outside U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s East Second Avenue office on Tuesday, asking the representative to oppose the American Health Care Act when the House votes on the measure...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Living on Main Avenue

Main Avenue is Durango’s hub and source of nightlife. It’s one of the most expensive yet coveted places to do business. And for some, it’s a place to live. Sirens, parades and events, chatty...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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La Plata County may pilot license tag renewal kiosk

The dreaded task of renewing one’s motor vehicle tags may soon become a painless process that can be done in minutes. La Plata County Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker said the county intends to...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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La Plata County Treasurer’s Office audit expedited

An audit of the La Plata County Treasurer’s Office is expected to begin as early as this month, ahead of schedule, in an effort to identify and correct errors related to operational procedures. On...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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La Plata County employee wins award for emergency-management work

La Plata County Emergency Management Coordinator Tom McNamara received a state award Tuesday for his work in the past year. McNamara modestly accepted his award for Southwest Colorado Emergency...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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La Plata County to upgrade energy efficiency codes

La Plata County’s energy efficiency codes for residential and commercial buildings are expected to make a significant leap this year, increasing current efficiency standards by about 15 percent. ...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Former firefighter to receive hero’s send-off

Family and friends remember Capt. William “Iron Bill” Dowling as a man who didn’t let injuries stand in the way of a romp outside. Dowling died Tuesday from complications of injuries he suffered...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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County mulls replacing blueprints with digital docs for land-use permits

By transitioning to an electronic system to submit land-use applications, the La Plata County planning department expects to save the county about $30,000 each year, as well as potentially hundreds...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news