Position: Herald Staff Writer

Dry weather raises fire danger in Southwest Colorado

San Juan National Forest fire officials warn people in Southwest Colorado that continued dry weather conditions have heightened the fire danger in the area. In late November, a man on private...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Warm, dry weather delays Hesperus Ski Area opening

Unseasonably warm and dry weather conditions are delaying the opening of Hesperus Ski Area. “Hesperus will open for the ski season as soon as we have sufficient snow,” Ben Beresford, Hesperus Ski...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Community to nominate nurses for Nightingale Luminary Awards

Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center recently announced that nominations are being accepted through Jan. 15 for the eighth annual Nightingale Luminary Awards, which recognizes up to...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Traditional Navajo weaver to demonstrate in Mancos

Kilgore American Indian Art Gallery will host traditional Navajo weaving demonstrations by Sarah Begay from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9, during the “Old Fashioned Christmas”...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

CPW cautions residents of deer mating season

Mating season for deer in Colorado is at its peak, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds residents to be cautious and avoid conflict. Bucks are territorial and loaded with testosterone while...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual ‘Great Decisions’ discussions start Jan. 30

Great Decisions, an international affairs discussion group, will present a series of talks beginning January 30 to celebrate its 16th year in Durango. Discussions will be open to the public, held...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Attorney general warns of tech-support scam

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman recently alerted Colorado residents of fraudulent telephone calls for technical support that identifies the caller as “Colorado State Gov’t” with the phone...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado ramps up bat-awareness leading up to Halloween

Colorado Parks and Wildlife encourages state residents to learn and raise awareness about bat conservation during National Bat Week , observed Oct. 24-31. Bat Week is a celebration of bats and...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners’ future topic of economic conference

Four Corners Regional Economic Consortium will host the Four Corners Future Forum, a two-day conference that address regional economic challenges, Nov. 1-2 at San Juan College, 4601 College Blvd.,...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Flu cases at Colorado hospitals nearly double usual numbers

Twenty Colorado residents have been hospitalized for flu since Aug. 1, about twice the number usually seen this time of year in the state, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. SJBPH and...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Quilters churn out donations for hurricane relief

On Sept. 7, Durango Quilt Co. invited quilters to participate in its first open quilting session to make quilts for those in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. By the third session, volunteers had...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Hunters urged to hit the range before season starts

Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges big-game hunters to sight their rifles and practice shooting at the range before the hunting season starts. “Hunters who are thoroughly familiar with their rifles...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors