Jessica Pace

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Texas, California sending many new residents to Colorado

Newly published data by the U.S. Census Bureau indicates La Plata County’s largest pool of migrants continues to come from other parts of Colorado and nearby states. The American Community Survey...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

First-timers ride Durango & Silverton train to cut fresh Christmas trees

For years, 10-year-old Savannah Chavez of Durango begged her parents for a real Christmas tree. On Saturday, she got her wish as the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s second annual...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Purgatory opens season with two times the fun

A new ski season has dawned in Durango, although unseasonably warm, dry weather has kept Purgatory from transforming into a winter wonderland just yet. Predicted snowstorms failing to deliver much...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Protesters ask Wells Fargo to stop funding pipeline

“Water is life,” a phrase sometimes heard in Colorado, which has a water predicament of its own, was the refrain shouted Tuesday as Durangoans marched downtown in protest of the Dakota Access...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrat incumbents retain La Plata commission seats

Both Democratic incumbents retained their seats on the La Plata County board of commissioners, launching their second terms at the dais. Commissioners Gwen Lachelt, District 2, and Julie...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

For brand inspector Chad Moore, a day on horseback beats an office chair any day of the week

In a county pasture awash in late fall sunlight and surrounded by the distant La Plata Mountains, Chad Moore ambles on horseback through a herd of slow-moving cattle. With the herd owner, Shane...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Pence: Trump will rebuild military, destroy ISIS

This election season, the American people are facing not a choice between parties or candidates, but between “two futures,” Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence told a throng of hundreds...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar home, business tour will showcase options

There’s no one way to put sunlight to use. Depending on the infrastructure and the homeowner’s investment, the sun can produce electricity, maintain a house’s temperature and heat water, usually...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

EPA announces mine spill reimbursements

Another $262,441 in grants to cover response and cleanup costs associated with the Gold King Mine spill has been awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency. Broken down, $101,465 went to the...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Solar power comes to Southwest Horizons Ranch

Electrical costs for pumping water to a low-income housing development in Durango are about to go down as a grant-funded solar array nears completion. The 16.7 kilowatt installation at Southwest...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

9/11 anniversaries not easy for Durango widow

Every September, as the first signs of fall creep in, Durango resident Rebecca Marchand’s husband is heavier on her mind than usual. Alfred Marchand was 44 when he died aboard United Airlines...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man, dog rescued from Mountain View Crest

A balmy Labor Day hike on Missionary Ridge led to a rainy night weathered in the wilderness for a 75-year-old local man and his black Labrador, Sprite. Neither suffered injuries, only the rain and...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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