Position: Herald Staff Writer

Ignacio School District improves state rating

The Ignacio School District improved its rating from the Colorado Department of Education for 2018, one of six low-performing districts in the state to earn an upgrade. The ratings come in part...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County commissioners get zoning tutorial

The saga of whether zoning will be adopted in La Plata County may have entered the beginning of its end stage Wednesday. Commissioners kicked off a series of four work sessions that is expected to...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Family, community keep Allison Garage humming

If there's a secret to longevity and success in a small business, the Simons family, who have run Allison Garage for 50 years, certainly have found it. Heading down Colorado 151, just before you...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Williams Partners sells Four Corners assets for $1.125 billion

Williams Partners LP will sell its natural gas pipeline and gathering operation in the Four Corners to Harvest Midstream Co. for $1.125 billion in cash and use the proceeds to help finance its move...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield teen found dead Monday

A 17-year-old girl died by suicide around 11:30 a.m. Monday in Bayfield, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Smith declined to identify the teenager Monday night, saying she wanted to protect...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Silverton shop owners feel economic squeeze from 416 Fire

SILVERTON - The collateral damage inflicted by the 416 Fire hit more than homeowners and businesses within a few miles of the blaze; it also hit owners of shops and restaurants dozens of miles...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Three Democrats looking to 'topple' Rep. Scott Tipton debate in Durango

Three Democrats competing to upend U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, a Cortez Republican, in November talked about impeachment during a debate Monday at the Durango Public Library, but the subject wasn't...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

358 Fire now 95% contained

The 358 Fire that began Friday afternoon in the Texas Creek area was 95 percent contained Sunday evening, said La Plata County spokeswoman Megan Graham in a news release. A pre-evacuation order...

DATE: May 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Pre-evacuation order lifted for homes northeast of Durango

A pre-evacuation order for homes along Florida Road (County Road 240) between Helen's Store and County Road 502 has been lifted after progress Saturday night and early Sunday morning on the 358...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Recall effort against Gwen Lachelt falls short by 36 signatures

A recall effort against La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt failed to collect enough valid signatures to trigger a recall election, the county clerk and recorder announced Wednesday. Recall...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

In recount, Tim Wheeler wins LPEA seat

Tim Wheeler has defeated Karen Barger for the District 4 seat on the La Plata Electric Association board of directors by 17 votes. The results were announced Monday after a recount process that...

DATE: May 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio student Isaac Jordan wins state science fair

It was sometimes tough to find a place at the dining room table from Thanksgiving to March in the Jordan house near Ignacio. Isaac Jordan, 17, often had it staked out working on his science fair...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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