Patrick Young

Position: Herald Staff Writer

The ‘ghosts’: Volunteers the hidden force that make Iron Horse happen

Some call them the “ghosts,” the unseen, unknown faces behind the scenes of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, but if you ask them, they just call themselves volunteers. In fact, with all their energy...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kidnapping suspect caught

After a brief foot chase late Saturday morning, Durango police took 41-year-old Durango resident Jason Ray Hansen into custody. Warrants had been issued for Hansen’s arrest stemming from charges of...

DATE: May 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Minority leader: 2011 session productive

The 2011 legislative session rapidly is coming to a close, and House Minority Leader Rep. Sal Pace is proud of what the Colorado Legislature has accomplished, partisan bickering...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dreams of spring get snowed out in Southwest Colorado

Dreary overcast skies blanket the region. Periodic fits of snowfall, heavy at times, accompany unseasonably cool temperatures. The budding trees and flowers, only just emerged, are blotted out by...

DATE: May 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

College degree: Priceless

While crossing the stage at Fort Lewis College’s commencement ceremony Saturday, 2011 graduate Jeff Hofferber turned to the crowd, pumped his fists in the air and let out a jubilant shout.“I was...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Not the bad guys’

In a time when gas prices are on the rise and major oil companies are making record profits, contempt for Big Oil isn’t hard to find.Locally, however, times are as tough for Durango-based Brennan...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chicken touted for city living

Day two of Durango’s Green Energy Expo went to the chickens, much to the liking of event organizers.For the second year in a row, the expo’s Chicken Sunday promoted the relative simplicity and...

DATE: April 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Geology and greenbacks

The rich natural beauty of Southwest Colorado arguably is the region’s lifeblood, each year drawing tens of thousands of tourists and pumping millions of dollars into local economies.During a...

DATE: April 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

DMR closes for the season

This time, it’s official. The 2010-11 ski season at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is over.“We are officially closing for the season,” Kim McNulty, DMR communications director, said Sunday...

DATE: April 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family places memorial on Hwy. 160 to mark crash

Heavy, spring snow was falling Saturday afternoon as the finishing touches were made on a memorial remembering the victims of a horrific car wreck west of Durango.Colorado Springs resident Robert...

DATE: April 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beach Bash bye-bye

PURGATORY – Sunday’s constantly changing weather – snow to rain to snow to sunshine and back to snow again – couldn’t put a damper on Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort’s end of the season...

DATE: April 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rite of spring

Anyone familiar with the basic facts of life can figure out where calves come from. But for Hesperus rancher Jim Greer, conception is just one step in the ancient and complex process of breeding...

DATE: April 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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