Jessica Pace

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Six people rescued from Cascade Creek

Emergency responders rescued four people from Cascade Creek on Monday afternoon, only to immediately receive another call to help two additional stranded waterfall jumpers in the same party out of...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County looks to draft rules to limit barking dogs

Through lively and sometimes emotional discussion, rural La Plata County residents suggested regulatory solutions to one of the county’s favorite subjects: barking dogs. At a Tuesday open house on...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man receives deferred judgment in child sex sting case

One of several men arrested last spring during a child predator sex sting in Durango received a four-year deferred judgment Monday with a suspended 45-day jail sentence. Christopher Rindfleisch,...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local 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: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public invited to talks, tour to see Spirit Trees

In late winter or early spring when food was scarce, it was the tradition of Ute, Navajo and Apache women to peel the bark of a ponderosa pine to reach the soft, edible inner layer. The bark could...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

County roads wearing thin

“Property tax increase” are words guaranteed to get a voters’ attention. And La Plata County commissioners are asking for one - again - to repair, widen and maintain county roads and bridges. The...

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

BLM to move forward with redistricting

It was disappointing but not unexpected when San Juan County heard this week that Bureau of Land Management boundaries are changing. BLM State Office Director Ruth Welch met with county officials...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA reimbursements for Gold King Mine spill coming for local governments

More federal money to cover Gold King Mine spill costs is on the way for La Plata and San Juan counties, though local businesses are still waiting for their reimbursements. Environmental Protection...

DATE: July 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Workforce development board weighs airport ballot item

Arguments for and against an airport expansion ballot question this fall were presented Wednesday to the Southwest Colorado Workforce Development Board. The ballot measure would raise taxes –...

DATE: July 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

67-year-old jail inmate died of heart attack

A 67-year-old La Plata County Jail inmate found dead in his cell Sunday apparently suffered a fatal heart attack, county Coroner Jann Smith said Wednesday. Durango Police and La Plata County...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

67-year-old inmate found dead in county jail cell

The Durango Police Department is investigating the death of an inmate Sunday in the La Plata County Jail. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dan Bender said the inmate, a 67-year-old white...

DATE: July 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tips to help you find a rental in Durango

Rental housing in Durango is in constant flux, which can cause difficulty for some and ease for others who are trying to track down the right rental deal. Here are some tips that can help you...

DATE: July 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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