Position: Herald Staff Writer

Silverton lets the discs fly with Kendall Mountain course

A 10-person crew installed baskets and leveled out tee pads July 28-29 to open a nine-hole disc golf course at the base of Kendall Mountain Ski Area in Silverton. Since it opened, the town’s first...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Initiatives created for relief from 416, Burro fires

In response to evacuations, economic stress and anxiety about what’s in store for residents affected by the 416 and Burro fires, several community initiatives have been created. Here is how you can...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rabid skunks found in La Plata County

Two skunks have tested positive for rabies in La Plata County. One was in the Forest Lakes subdivision and the other closer to downtown Bayfield. San Juan Basin Public Health urges residents to...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Subaru ‘Share the Love’ supplies $15,000 to Community Connections

Morehart Murphy Subaru presented Community Connections Inc. with $15,000 on April 12 from donations that were collected during the automobile manufacturer’s 10th annual Share the Love benefit. The...

DATE: May 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents urged to practice fire safety during dry conditions

The summer fire season has arrived early this year, and the Colorado State Patrol in Southwest Colorado says it has zero tolerance for behaviors that could result in wildfires. Southwest Colorado...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Friday fundraising event to benefit LGBTQ youth

The third annual spring benefit for Four Corners Rainbow Youth Center will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio. Four Corners Rainbow Youth Center...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango firefighters contain two brush fires in La Plata County

Two fires that burned out of control Monday in La Plata County were contained by firefighters, one three miles east of Elmore’s Corner and one near County Road 302, off U.S. Highway 550. A...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shared Harvest Community Garden to close after 16 years

The Shared Harvest Community Garden, the oldest of its kind in the Four Corners, located in the Florida River Valley north of Elmore’s Corner, will close this spring after 16 years. Owner Bob...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winning nurses named at Nightingale Luminary Awards

The 2018, regional Nightingale Luminary and Star Nursing awards ceremony on March 15 brought more than 120 people to the Henry Strater Theatre to celebrate the area nurses who displayed excellence...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Railroad nationally recognized for fire mitigation

FireWise of Southwest Colorado recently announced that the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad was named as one of nine 2018 Wildfire Mitigation Award winners during the Feb. 28 International...

DATE: March 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hantavirus cases reported in Farmington and Denver

Three cases of hantavirus – two in Farmington and one in Denver – have been recorded over the past month, according to a news release issued Tuesday by San Juan Basin Public Health. The virus...

DATE: March 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus Ski Area to open Wednesday

Hesperus Ski Area announced Tuesday it will open for the season today, after recent snowfall provided enough coverage for skiing and snowboarding. According to a news release, Hesperus received 13...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports