Position: Reporter

Email: mshinn@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

One step at a time, Durango airport moves toward terminal expansion

Durango-La Plata County Airport plans to invest $270,000 this year in a long-term plan for a terminal expansion. The work, which is expected to be finished by the end of the year, will build on a...

DATE: May 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric Association board will have more progressive members

The La Plata Electric Association board will have more progressive members interested in more aggressively pursuing renewable energy in the coming year after the co-op’s Thursday election. LPEA...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Fort Lewis College names new provost

A new Fort Lewis College provost who will help promote student success and retention has been hired and will begin July 1. FLC’s first-year retention rate, at 66% for 2015, the last year for which...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield School District’s new online monitoring helps identify students in crisis

Bayfield School District is monitoring student activities online this year through new software, and it has allowed staff to successfully intervene with students in crisis. Gaggle tracks...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric Association names new CEO

La Plata Electric Association has named a new CEO to lead the co-op as it studies ways to diversify power supply in an effort to cut carbon. The LPEA board selected Jessica Matlock, assistant...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric could save money if it left energy supplier

La Plata Electric Association’s investigation into greener power sources found that purchasing electricity from outside sources could save money without hurting reliability. But the cost of leaving...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Election committee will review LPEA candidate’s residency

A candidate for the La Plata Electric Association board is facing a second election review about his residency in the district he hopes to represent. Jack Turner, an incumbent, is running against...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Residents identify top health concerns in two-county region

Suicide, affordable housing and substance abuse are the top three health concerns for residents in La Plata and Archuleta counties, a public health survey found. San Juan Basin Public Health...

DATE: April 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County manager candidates describe how they would take on challenges

The next La Plata County manager will face big challenges, including a tight operational budget and a contentious land-use code revision. The three finalists for the job, Jim Halasz, D. Michael...

DATE: April 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Storm may bring wind, rain and snow to Southwest Colorado

A spring storm expected to roll in early Wednesday is expected to bring high winds and blowing snow to Southwest Colorado. The wind was expected to pick up Tuesday afternoon with gusts up to 25...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Tri-State vote could bring LPEA closer to more renewable energy

La Plata Electric Association could gain new flexibility to buy renewable energy after a recent vote of its wholesale energy supplier this week. LPEA and 42 other electric co-ops collectively own...

DATE: April 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

LPEA candidates weigh renewable energy vs. keeping rates low

This year’s election to the La Plata Electric Association board of directors could have a lasting impact on electricity rates and renewable energy development. Six candidates are vying for three...

DATE: March 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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