Brandon Mathis

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Durango college graduates 150 students

On Sunday, the Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall was buzzing with excitement for the Southwest Colorado Community College’s class of 2015. Even outside of the elegant mason building, the...

DATE: May 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA elects four to board of directors

La Plata County Electric CEO Mike Dreyspring called it a “very important election” of four members to the La Plata Electric Association board of directors. The highly charged election season ended...

DATE: May 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring storms stack up

Spring may have sprung, but the snow is still falling in parts of Southwest Colorado. The National Weather Service forecasted up to 3 inches or more of snow to fall in parts of the San Juan...

DATE: May 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Farmers Market washed out Week 1

The Durango Farmers Market called its first day a snow day. The decision was made at about 8:15 a.m. to cancel the first day of the market season because of inclement weather, but many growers took...

DATE: May 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowstorm causes delays on 160

A late spring snowstorm hit Southwest Colorado on Saturday morning, bringing thunder, rain, snow and a number of complications on the road with it. While Durango woke to lightning and thunder...

DATE: May 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homegrown food for the Durango Farmers Market

Something has taken root; in fact, it’s about to bloom. The Durango Farmers Market will kick off its 19th season Saturday with a nod to Mother’s Day – free tomato plants to the first 50 moms. Last...

DATE: May 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

DEVO coach pedaling a new path

When Sarah Tescher and Chad Cheeney set out to begin a developmental youth cycling program in Durango, they had three coaches, seven riders and a dream: to make lifelong cyclists. Today, there are...

DATE: May 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Storm edging Durango

As giant gray and ominous clouds slowly sailed Sunday over Durango and winds blustered leaves across streets and sidewalks, it looked as if the sky could open at any time. But, as of Sunday...

DATE: May 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to Silverton, hear the whistle blow

All aboard! The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad headed north Saturday. Next stop: Silverton, marking the beginning of the summer train schedule and onset of the tourism season in the...

DATE: May 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

First masters of FLC

The Fort Lewis College spring graduating class of 2015 turned their tassels Saturday, and in the tradition of the institution’s continual evolution, this year marked a historical milestone: the...

DATE: May 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nepal earthquake hits close to Durango

After the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal, killing more than 3,200 people, the world raced to respond and mobilize to search for the missing and deal with unsound buildings in and...

DATE: April 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s that sound?

From folk songs from anonymous composers to Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig Van Beethoven, on a rainy spring Sunday afternoon, students of The Guitar Dojo in Durango shared their talents with...

DATE: April 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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