Position: Herald Staff Writer

Mark Redwine makes brief court appearance for status conference

The defense team for Mark Redwine, the man accused of killing his son, asked the court for more time to examine thousands of pages of police reports and other documents in the case that garnered...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man suspected of creating explosive devices set for trial

District Judge William Herringer heard testimony and arguments Wednesday in a case involving a La Plata County man suspected of creating improvised explosive devices in his home earlier this year....

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Carjacking suspect charged with multiple felonies

A Durango man accused of an armed carjacking last month at Fort Lewis College was charged Thursday in District Court with multiple felonies. Roger Chase Brassard, 25, is accused of second-degree...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities identify two victims in shooting at Aztec High School

AZTEC – Aztec High School 10th-grader Bill Kearney was working on a project in his first-period math class when he heard what sounded like someone slamming a book on a desk in the classroom across...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cold snap across Southwest Colorado expected to be short-lived

Some winter enthusiasts across Colorado have taken to ski burning to appease Ullr, the Norse god of snow and patron saint of skiers. The pagan ritual is meant to reverse Southwest Colorado’s snow...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Details emerge in alleged carjacking, kidnapping case

A Durango man accused of armed carjacking at Fort Lewis College is being held on $50,000 bail at the La Plata County Jail. Roger Chase Brassard, 25, made his first appearance Monday in 6th Judicial...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gubernatorial candidate Doug Robinson visits Durango

In the Colorado governor’s race, Republican Doug Robinson is an outsider – a trait he celebrates. Robinson is a former investment banker and a self-proclaimed conservative. He is also a first-time...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nine-time felon sentenced to 24 years in prison

A Durango man found guilty of two counts of first-degree criminal trespass and attempt to commit aggravated motor vehicle theft was sentenced Friday in District Court to 24 years in prison. Louie...

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

Arizona man pleads guilty to biting firefighter near Hesperus

An Arizona man was sentenced to 18 months probation Wednesday as part of a plea agreement for biting a firefighter who tried to help him after a rollover crash south of Hesperus. Joe Benally, 20,...

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

Fort Lewis College seeks feedback about name change

Fort Lewis College has begun its process of considering renaming the school, in part to counteract enrollment decline. Talk of a name change has been taking place for at least the last five years....

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

Durangoans gather for Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

People who gathered in Durango on Saturday as part of the annual International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day talked about their grief of losing people they know, but most on their mind was: Why is...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort to open Saturday despite warm weather

Warm weather is no deterrent for Purgatory Resort’s opening day Saturday, when the ski area will celebrate the beginning of its 52nd season. Resort spokeswoman Kim Oyler said Purgatory nearly...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors