Position: Herald Staff Writer

Chuck Wagon cook-off brings sense of camaraderie

Under the shade of a grove of trees south of the La Plata County Fairgrounds, six teams assembled with their chuck wagons on Saturday morning to prepare a traditional Western meal. Two...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple start boat-to-table business

A love for the ocean and the mountains inspired Durango native MJ Carroll and her boyfriend, Eric Macias, to start Silver Wave Seafood Co. and share their passion with Southwest Colorado. Macias...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Two killed in head-on crash on U.S. Highway 160

Two people died in a two-car, head-on crash Thursday on U.S. Highway 160 west of Hesperus. The crash occurred about 5:15 p.m. in the Cherry Creek area, just east of the Montezuma-La Plata county...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Government tweaks free, reduced-price school lunch rules

The expansion of guidelines this year for free and reduced-price school meals will help more families in need qualify for help, said Brehan Riley, director of the Office of School Nutrition at the...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tibetan monks return to Durango

Six Tibetan monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery in India will be in Durango until July 17 to offer teachings and blessings. Peaceful Heart of Durango, a volunteer organization, will help host...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Democratic challenger to Tipton visits Durango

Democratic State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush met with voters Friday afternoon at the Durango Public Library. The Steamboat Springs legislator addressed an eager crowd of more than 50 people, all of whom...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado is fifth most patriotic state in the country

Americans express patriotism in many forms, and Colorado was ranked the fifth most patriotic state in America, according to a recent study conducted by the financial website WalletHub. With the...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most evacuations remain in place for Lightner Creek Fire

A handful of residents from the 170 homes evacuated this week because of the Lightner Creek Fire west of Durango were allowed to return home Friday afternoon, but others were told it could be days...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

West La Plata County residents one step closer to water

West La Plata County residents are one step closer to receiving water after the La Plata West Water Authority entered the final design phase of engineering this month on the construction of a...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin health developing plan to reduce suicides

A campaign to reduce the stigma around mental illness and creation of support groups and suicide prevention awareness programs are likely to be part of a new community action plan to reduce...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Citizens Tour draws a diverse mix of cyclists

Adam Rothermich traveled from Kansas City, Kansas, with his wife to participate in the McDonald’s Citizens Tour to Silverton with more than a thousand others at the 46th annual Iron Horse Bicycle...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Durango-La Plata County Airport resuming flights to LAX

The Durango-La Plata County Airport is celebrating the return of seasonal nonstop Saturday service to Los Angeles International Airport by giving away a free weekend trip for two to LA. Airport...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business