Position: Herald Staff Writer

Rock fall injures climbers northeast of Durango

Rock fall injured two women Saturday afternoon at the climbing area north of Lemon Reservoir, about 20 miles northeast of Durango. Tom Brueckner of La Plata County Search and Rescue said a rock...

DATE: April 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis to correct Congressional Record

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis will correct the Congressional Record after misidentifying a Bayfield family as his constituents, said Jessica Bralish, Polis’ spokeswoman. The congressman, a Democrat running...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Film industry providing economic boost for Silverton

A movie about the 1925 diphtheria epidemic in Nome, Alaska, and the subsequent serum run by dog sled team was filmed in Silverton last spring. “The Great Race” is scheduled to be released in...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis incorrectly claims constituents on House floor

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is declining to say if he will correct the congressional record after misidentifying a Bayfield family as his constituents during an April 2016 speech on the U.S. House floor....

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Over 1,000 take part in March for Our Lives rally in Durango

An estimated 1,300 people in Durango marched along Main Avenue on Saturday in sync with hundreds more demonstrations around the country in a rallying cry against gun violence and a plea for safer...

DATE: March 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coram, McLachlan share views on gun issues

As Durango residents prepared to gather for a march to speak out against gun violence on Saturday morning, state Sen. Don Coram was just blocks away telling his constituents that lawmakers need to...

DATE: March 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police looking for suspect in hotel bomb threat

The Durango Police Department has not yet identified a suspect in Tuesday’s bomb threat at Holiday Inn & Suites, which closed U.S. Highway 160 for more than two hours in west Durango. A man called...

DATE: March 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police identify man killed on Wolf Creek Pass

A Texas man who was killed Thursday on Wolf Creek Pass was standing outside his vehicle when a second car struck him, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The victim was identified as Jian Wang,...

DATE: March 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office investigating murder-suicide

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder-suicide in the Pagosa Lakes subdivision, about six miles north U.S. Highway 160 as it runs through Pagosa Springs. The Sheriff’s...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

ICE revokes Bayfield business owner’s permission to stay in U.S.

The fate of a Bayfield resident who owns two businesses is uncertain after Immigration and Customs Enforcement suddenly detained him when he showed up to a regularly scheduled appointment with ICE...

DATE: March 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hunter rescued Friday night in Falls Creek area

A 46-year-old man was rescued Friday night in the Falls Creek area north of Durango. Ron Corkish with La Plata County Search and Rescue said they received a call about a stranded hunter shortly...

DATE: March 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sentenced to community corrections in robbery, police pursuit

A La Plata County man was sentenced Friday to three years in community corrections after leading police on a multi-hour pursuit north of Bayfield. Michael Fisher Wilson was charged with aggravated...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News