Alex Semadeni

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Man convicted of possessing explosives sentenced to prison

A La Plata County man who was convicted of attempted possession of an explosive device was sentenced Friday to six months in prison. Nickie Carrillo, 54, will begin serving his sentence July 16....

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

3 La Plata County residents suspected of stealing nearly $140,000 from elderly man

Three La Plata County residents, including a caretaker, are suspected of stealing nearly $140,000 from an elderly man. Elizabeth Graham, 63, was arrested June 12 on suspicion of theft from an...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man accused of sexual assault in Durango found dead

A Farmington man who was accused of sexually assaulting two children last month at the Durango Community Recreation Center has died by suicide, according to the Farmington Police Department....

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

D&SNG rolls again after suspending service for 41 days

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge sent two trains and 750 passengers to Silverton on Thursday, 41 days after being shut down for the 416 Fire and extreme fire conditions. “It’s exciting to see...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutors hint at motive in Mark Redwine homicide case

Prosecutors believe they have a motive in the murder case against Mark Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in November 2012. According to court documents, the prosecution...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters pack it up as storms loom over 416 Fire

The National Incident Management Organization team assigned to the 416 Fire closed its incident command post Tuesday at Animas Valley Elementary School. The school has served as the command post...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Filmmaker sentenced to 12 months probation

A New Mexico filmmaker who pleaded guilty to obstruction of telephone service, a misdemeanor, will serve 12 months of probation on a deferred judgment, meaning the case will be wiped from his...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire now 45 percent contained

A successful burnout operation over the past few days has allowed firefighters to build a successful containment line along the southwest perimeter of the 416 Fire. Officials say the 53,260-acre...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers Market Profile: Pitts Family Ranch hopes new land will increase market

Michele Pitts spent her childhood in Durango. When she had an opportunity to return to the Four Corners four years ago, she jumped at it. Pitts and her husband, Jim, founded Pitts Family Ranch four...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Storms to create erratic conditions on 416 Fire

Fire officials expect steady growth of the 416 Fire over the next week, with scattered storms, dry lightning and wind gusts that could reach 50 mph. Fire managers will monitor isolated...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘People are living in the shadows’

The White House’s zero tolerance immigration policy was the catalyst for “Families Belong Together” protests across the country Saturday, including in Durango. “What’s happening right now is...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 fire has grown nearly 10,000 acres in the past two days

Gusty winds combined with dry and hot conditions caused the 416 Fire to grow more than 5,000 acres Friday. The 416 Fire, now totaling 47,031 acres, has grown almost 10,000 acres in the past two...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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