Jessica Pace

Position: Herald Staff Writer

EPA takes hands-off approach to spill probe

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told U.S. senators there are still many unknowns until the Department of Interior completes its review of the EPA’s handling of the Gold...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River blessed in ceremony

The Animas River provided a sparkling backdrop as an earthy advocacy group led community members in a Saturday afternoon healing ceremony for the Animas. “We tend to avoid wounded places because...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Temple Grandin plans September visit to FLC

Revered animal scientist and Colorado State University professor Temple Grandin is slated to speak about autism during a series of events at Fort Lewis College this month. Grandin’s appearance...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Congress grills EPA on spill

As part of a series of congressional hearings, outraged members of the U.S. House of Representatives grilled the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and affiliated parties and asked the agency to...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata wants EPA payback

La Plata County officials and staff have about two weeks to craft a co-opt agreement in order to recoup money spent in the aftermath of last month’s mine spill in Silverton. County staff reports...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

New owner assumes debt, legacy of rally

When Johnny Valdez was 25 years old, he heard a motorcycle rally was going to be held in La Plata County. A lifelong Ignacio resident and avid biker who cut his teeth riding dirt bikes as a...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Ute recall picks up steam

IGNACIO – Southern Ute tribal elders said Thursday they expect to have sufficient signatures to recall Chairman Clement Frost and five council members. During a meeting, elders agreed the Tribal...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Airport numbers strong despite ‘leakage’

After a year-and-a-half process, a 20-year master plan for the Durango-La Plata County Airport will be ready for county and city officials to review on Oct. 13. On Tuesday, Airport director Kip...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

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. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officials discuss tribal community safety concerns

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. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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