Position: Herald Staff Writer

Email: [email protected]

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. Read More

County historic group recruits young new member

To live in Southwest Colorado is to live with history, as evidenced by relics scattered throughout the San Juan region that span the centuries, including remnants of ancestral Puebloan cliff...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prepare to raise a glass at Durango’s wine festival

Starting Thursday, wine will flow through the streets of Durango once again for the 11th annual Durango Wine Experience. The experience consists of three days of wine and food tastings at nearly...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

City of Durango, CDOT partner for Americans with Disabilities Act improvements to North Main

The city of Durango at the last minute piggybacked onto an ongoing Colorado Department of Transportation project to make some sidewalks along north Main Avenue more accessible. New ramps under...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Har Shalom’s Seder symbolizes Jewish faith, concepts

“They tried to kill us, we survived, let’s eat.” That, in a nutshell, is the premise of Passover, according to Sam Bridgham, the board vice-president of Durango’s lone synagogue, Har Shalom. And...

DATE: April 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

La Plata County real estate forecast: Growth outpaces inventory

The Wells Group annual real estate forecast for 2017 contained many well-known woes of La Plata County’s housing industry as well as a few surprises reflecting on last year’s housing climate. ...

DATE: April 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Centura Health, Anthem BlueCross reach agreement

Centura Health and Anthem BlueCross BlueShield have finalized terms of a statewide, three-year agreement to take effect May 1. The new agreement, reached late Thursday, ensures patients insured by...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver TV access uncertain for cable customers

The decades-long campaign for Denver TV access for La Plata County made a significant stride this month for the benefit of satellite television subscribers, but cable customers, at least for the...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

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

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

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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