Position: Herald Staff Writer

Halfway house director has history of sexual harassment complaints

The director of Hilltop House, a community corrections center for adult offenders, has been accused of at least a half dozen incidents of sexually inappropriate behavior during the last 20 years...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Irongate residents among first to attack 416 Fire

Al Chione loves to watch the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train chug past his house several times a day north of Durango. But as a former volunteer firefighter, he is also keenly aware of the...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Pagosa Springs man pleads guilty to tax fraud involving hot springs

A former resident of Pagosa Springs with connections to the Springs Resort & Spa has pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return. William Marvin “Bill” Whittington, 68, of Scottsdale, Arizona,...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Highway 160 reopens after bomb threat at Durango hotel

A bomb threat called into a hotel closed U.S. Highway 160 for more than two hours Tuesday in west Durango. The highway reopened at 5:13 p.m. A man called the Holiday Inn & Suites with the bomb...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Green lights ahead for Highway 550 realignment with ‘Bridge to Nowhere’?

The Colorado Department of Transportation says all the funding pieces are in place to connect U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango with the Grandview interchange – known locally as the “Bridge to...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless residents create council to govern themselves

Homeless campers living west of Durango have created a governing council and adopted 19 rules for themselves to give order and security to an otherwise disorderly community. Some of the...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute police deputy involved in injury crash south of Durango

An on-duty Southern Ute Police Department officer was involved in an injury crash Thursday night on U.S. Highway 550 near Bondad. The two-car crash occurred about 10:35 p.m. and closed the highway...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute police officer cited with careless driving

The Colorado State Patrol on Saturday identified the Southern Ute Police Department deputy who was involved in a crash Thursday night on U.S. Highway 550, near Bondad. Matthew Gallegos, 28, of...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mix of snow and rain soaks Southwest Colorado

A wet southern storm that collided with cool northern air failed to produce as much snow as expected Monday night and Tuesday morning in the San Juan Mountains north of Durango. Highway officials...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sexual assault suspects face life in prison

Three men suspected of sexually assaulting a woman after threatening her with a gun could spend the rest of their lives in prison if found guilty of felony sex assault. The charges were filed...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charges advance in shooting death of Durango man

A district court judge on Tuesday found probable cause to support 10 charges against a Texas man suspected of shooting and killing a Durango man during a marijuana robbery. Michael Jones, 20, is...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three men arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

Three men were being held Friday at the La Plata County Jail on suspicion of threatening a woman with a gun and then making her perform sexual acts. Devin “Ducky” Richard Bond, 21, Anthony “Izzy”...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News