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 Hide

Tax-increase options weighed for ballot

A committee charged with examining financial sustainability options for La Plata County presented four recommendations to county commissioners Wednesday that could translate into a ballot item in...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. attorneys hear safety concerns on native communities

IGNACIO – On the topic of public safety in tribal communities, U.S. attorneys had questions rather than answers for law-enforcement officials, prosecutors and victim-assistance workers attending...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

County commissioners appoint new surveyor

La Plata County commissioners Tuesday unanimously appointed seasoned surveyor Steve McCormack to serve as interim county surveyor, replacing Larry Connolly, who died in July. McCormack has a track...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arc of History sculpture to be repaired

Officials have resolved to repair a controversial piece of public artwork defaced last month, though the cost of doing so remains uncertain. The Arc of History, a fishtail-like sculpture of stone...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Little Devil 100% percent contained

Complete containment of the Little Devil Fire, which is burning near U.S. Highway 160 and Colorado Highway 151, was achieved Monday, and Forest Service officials say they expect full control of the...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Juniper School contract set for Tuesday vote

A new elementary charter would clear a hurdle Tuesday if it gets a favorable vote on its contract from the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education. Despite concerns about the school’s...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News