Jessica Pace

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Winter storm warning issued for much of Southwest Colorado

Winter weather arrived in Southwest Colorado this morning as predicted, with snow flying before 8 a.m. A storm system moving from the west swept Southwestern Colorado and is expected to increase in...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

FCC allows Denver TV to be shown in La Plata County

The Federal Communications Commission granted a petition on Wednesday that is expected to bring Denver-based television access to La Plata County as early as this summer. The county was the first...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Proposed marijuana grow facility leads to water anxiety

Residents of a rural Bayfield community are worried that a marijuana grow facility proposed for the neighborhood could drain their well water. The applicants, Teresa and Sherri Dooley, are seeking...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County to ask voters for property tax hike

It's official: La Plata County voters will be asked for a second time to consider a property tax increase for road and bridge construction and maintenance. On Tuesday, county commissioners...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Community plans to honor fallen Blue Angel pilot, family

An effort is underway to decorate the city of Durango with ribbons in honor of U.S. Navy Blue Angels pilot and Durango native Jeff Kuss, who died Thursday afternoon in a fiery plane crash. Jack...

DATE: June 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Fundraiser set up for fallen Blue Angel pilot's family

A gofundme page has been set up to raise money for the family of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, a U.S. Navy Blue Angels pilot and Durango native who died Thursday afternoon in a fiery plane crash. Kuss,...

DATE: June 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Durango native killed in Blue Angels crash in Tennessee

A U.S. Navy Blue Angels pilot from Durango was killed in a fiery jet crash near Smyrna, Tennessee, on Thursday afternoon. According to an unnamed U.S. official who confirmed to the Associated...

DATE: June 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Four LPEA candidates sound off on energy at forum

Four of eight candidates for the La Plata Electric Association board of directors convened for a forum where they discussed the future of energy, what it should cost, and where it should come...

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Solar power coming to Southern Ute government buildings

After navigating muddy legal waters, Southern Ute Alternative Energy and La Plata Electric Association came to an accord on the terms for building a solar plant that will power about 10 tribal...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Ballantine Communications launches DGO in Durango area

Durangoans have noticed a new publication appeared this week on the streets. After a year of planning, Ballantine Communications Inc. launched on Oct. 29 a Halloween-focused first issue of DGO, a...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Wolf Creek Ski Area plans Halloween opening

A fresh snowfall means Wolf Creek Ski Area's 76th season is nearly here. A recent 6 inches of wintry precipitation opened the resort's Nova Lift on Saturday to snow enthusiasts interested in a...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Voters asked to lift restrictions on local fiber-optic lines

When it comes to broadband, there's substantial room for improvement throughout La Plata County. Up until Nov. 3, registered voters in Bayfield, Durango, Ignacio and La Plata County will consider a...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

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