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. Read More

Trial set for Fort Lewis College professor

Durango Municipal Court, reserved for minor infractions, rarely sees a crowd such as the one that showed up at the city building Wednesday to support a Fort Lewis College professor who received a...

DATE: March 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County sets goal to save $1 million in 2017

Facing a $7 million budget deficit, La Plata County departments set a financial goal for 2017: come up with $1 million in savings. Last fall, county departments began brainstorming ways to operate...

DATE: March 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County wants Rep. Scott Tipton to oppose bill on public lands

La Plata County commissioners and law enforcement have asked U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, to oppose a bill that would delegate responsibility for policing public lands to local agencies. On...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County sets cost-saving goals for 2017

A combination of factors including reduced residential property taxes and an oil and gas bust has spelled trouble for La Plata County in 2017, and commissioners say they will meet the challenge...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley landowners seek rezoning to build duplexes

Two landowners are seeking county approval to rezone a portion of their Animas Valley property, with plans to build six affordable rental units. John and Dana Ogorzalek own a 2.6-acre parcel that...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Not without my dog

“A bird may love a fish, but where would they make their home together?” playwright Joseph Stein famously wrote. It’s a poetic musing too familiar in Durango, where owning a pet seems almost a...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango protesters unite against Dakota Access Pipeline

As some Dakota Access Pipeline protesters at Standing Rock prepared for a standoff with law enforcement, demonstrators in Durango marched on Wednesday to reiterate their opposition to the...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

East Animas Road remains closed indefinitely

East Animas Road (County Road 250) remains closed indefinitely after warm winter weather caused mud and debris to slide onto the road beginning nearly two weeks ago. La Plata County road and...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

NASA snow study in Colorado to aid satellite development

NASA’s three-week field study of snow conditions in the Silverton and Grand Mesa areas ends Saturday, after which scientists will analyze the data in an effort to develop satellites to provide snow...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango townhome developer charged with corruption in Palm Springs

The developer behind Durango’s Mirador townhomes is facing felony corruption charges in Palm Springs stemming from business dealings with the city’s former mayor and another developer. John...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crashes decrease in Durango’s busy Camino del Rio corridor

One of Durango’s busiest throughways, South Camino del Rio, has historically earned complaints from motorists about the safety of its intersections. But an inspection of data collected before and...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County building codes to take on tiny house provisions

La Plata County could take another tiny step toward housing diversity by considering a brand new international building code provision to address tiny house construction. “The International Code...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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