Position: Herald Staff Writer

Arizona man sentenced to prison for robbing marijuana dispensary

An Arizona man who robbed a Durango marijuana dispensary with an AR-15 rifle in April was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison. Alexander Johnson pleaded guilty to the armed robbery at The...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Art Commission identifies two possible locations for ‘LOVE’ sculpture

The Durango Public Art Commission voted Tuesday to adopt an aluminum sculpture that will be donated by the nonprofit Tiospaye. The 9-foot-tall, 500-pound art installation features four human...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango couple opens home to the convicted and downtrodden

Gerry Geraghty’s private house is a revolving door for people hoping to overcome their run-ins with the law. Since 2001, he estimates more than 100 people have taken shelter in his six-bedroom home...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds gather for #MeToo rally against sexual violence

Merkin Karr was 19 years old when she found herself in an abusive relationship, but for many years she refused to believe she was a victim. “I thought that smart, strong women like me don’t have...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans to stand in solidarity with victims of sexual assault, harassment

Durangoans will stand in solidarity with those who have experienced sexual assault, harassment and victimization as they gather Saturday to say, “Me too.” The Durango #MeToo March and Rally is...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highway worker hit by car suffered severe brain damage

A Colorado Department of Transportation worker who was struck by a vehicle last week west of Pagosa Springs suffered severe injuries to his legs and irreversible brain damage, according to a family...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute police could cite non-Native American drivers under new traffic code

Proposed revisions to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe traffic code would allow the Southern Ute Police Department to issue civil citations to non-Native Americans traveling within the exterior...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather advisory is in effect on Saturday

Drivers traveling in the high country this weekend should exercise caution as a winter storm moves into the region Saturday. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police armed with overdose reversal drugs, and it’s saving lives

Sgt. Nick Stasi with the Durango Police Department was on patrol the morning of Aug. 19 when he responded to a call involving a 31-year-old man suffering from an opioid overdose. Stasi arrived at...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former FLC football player’s prison sentence is reduced

A former Fort Lewis College football player involved in a fatal shooting in March 2015 at the Iron Horse Inn had his prison sentenced reduced by one year Friday in District Court. Aaron Williams,...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Phone scams target residents as tax season nears

Tax season is stressful enough without the added anxiety of IRS scams, and in La Plata County, a pervasive telephone scam is attempting to dupe taxpayers into giving criminals money. With the...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Drought-like conditions heighten wildfire danger across Southwest Colorado

If the snowless streak continues in Southwest Colorado, this year could shape up to mirror 2002, one of the driest years on record for the region, which many people remember for the Missionary...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News