Shane Benjamin

Position: Durango Herald Staff Writer

Plane crash kills Durangoans

DURANGO — Several independent sources have confirmed the identities of the four Durango residents killed Saturday in an airplane crash near Silverton.They were identified as Steve Osborne, Jan...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News


DURANGO — Home-brewer Erich Hennig was new to the hobby about 10 years ago when he set about trying to create a light, easy-drinking beer. But when he and a friend tasted the concoction, they...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Prospects pan out

Bayfield resident Jim Kolb was laid off from his job as a machine serviceman three years ago — about the beginning of the financial crisis.Kolb, 65, said he was ready to retire anyway. But given...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Report ties drugs to crash

DURANGO — A Farmington man involved in a deadly head-on car crash last month west of Durango was driving under the influence of multiple prescription drugs, according to a toxicology report...

DATE: April 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Patrol requests wreck probe

DURANGO — The Colorado State Patrol has asked engineers to investigate why two vehicles caught fire in a triple-fatal crash west of Durango.The two survivors of the head-on collision March 22 on...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash kills local man

DURANGO — Authorities have identified the victims involved in a fiery crash that killed three people Tuesday evening between Hesperus and Mancos Hill.A Colorado Springs family was passing through...

DATE: March 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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