Position: Herald Staff Writer

Southern Ute tribal members remember lifelong activist

Sage Remington, a passionate Native American activist who lived in Ignacio, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018. He was 76 years old. Remington, a member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, constantly...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of aiding jail escape pleads not guilty

Antonio Kolessar, the man suspected of aiding an escape in April at a juvenile detention center in Durango, pleaded not guilty Thursday. Kolessar, 21, is charged with five counts of aiding escape,...

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

Attorney general candidate says opponent lacks necessary experience

George Brauchler, the 48-year-old Republican candidate for attorney general, said Tuesday that despite the partisan issues clouding the political climate, his party allegiance won’t stand in the...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Farmers Market: Botanical Companions looks to improve modern diets

Heather Reitz, founder of Botanical Companions in Mancos, believes the modern diet suffers from a lack of live plants. She founded her farm in 2017 to attempt to change that. Reitz was inspired by...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman dies in motorcycle crash south of Silverton

A 58-year-old Bayfield woman died in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash Thursday morning 7 miles south of Silverton on U.S. Highway 550. Kathryn Tucker was traveling northbound on a 2013...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Retired military vehicles see action during floods

Military surplus vehicles obtained by local law enforcement agencies give rural parades a little pep, but on occasion, they’re put to good use ending standoffs or assisting in other emergencies....

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite last weeks incidents to Animas River, rafters undeterred

The Animas River has received a barrage of incidents over the past week, but Durango’s rafting industry remains undeterred. The biggest problem the rafting industry faces isn’t the incidents...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Police chase through Durango ends in arrest outside Bayfield

A high-speed chase in Durango ended in a manhunt that resulted in the arrest of two individuals a few miles north of Bayfield on Saturday evening. Christopher Sowder, 24, and Dillon McCarthy, 23,...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sutcliffe Vineyards takes wine to farmers market

For the first time in Durango Farmers Market history, alcohol is being offered by a vendor. Sutcliffe Vineyards, located 20 miles west of Cortez near the Canyons of the Ancients, offers wine...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Two horses killed in car accident Friday evening

A driver hit two horses in Vallecito on Friday evening, resulting in one horse being killed instantly and another having to be put down. Thomas McBride, a 70-year-old man from Bayfield, was driving...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Diane Mitsch Bush opposes opening federal land to livestock grazing

Democratic candidate for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District Diane Mitsch Bush opposes Rep. Scott Tipton’s recent suggestion to open more federal land to livestock grazing. Mitsch Bush, a former...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers Market Profile: Self-reliance inspired Summit Roots

Jordan Meyers didn’t always want to be a farmer. Around 10 years ago, he didn’t know exactly what he wanted to do. Spurned by the idea of being self-reliant, he started farming. “I was looking for...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living