Position: Herald Staff Writer

Woman taken into custody after brief standoff with police

A La Plata County woman was arrested after a brief standoff with police Thursday north of downtown Durango. Michelle Lewis, 40, was being held Thursday night in the La Plata County Jail on...

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

Victim in fatal vehicle crash on Wolf Creek Pass is identified

The victim of a fatal crash involving multiple vehicles Monday near the base of Wolf Creek Pass was identified Tuesday as Joseph Leo Guarino, 63, of Elephant Butte, New Mexico, according to the...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Camper rescued from backcountry near Lemon Reservoir

A man experiencing medical complications, possibly high-altitude sickness, was rescued by helicopter Monday evening near Lemon Reservoir. The outfitter set up camp in the Young’s Canyon area, on...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury convicts husband of strangling his wife

A Durango man suspected of strangling his wife last year in the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder. Silvino Martinez-Perez, 36, showed no obvious...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jail escapee captured; schools placed on lockout during chase

A jail escapee was captured Wednesday after an hour-long foot pursuit up and down the Animas River Trail north of downtown Durango. The chase resulted in lockouts at Durango High School, St....

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Michael Jones convicted of first-degree murder

A Texas man who shot and killed another man in a marijuana robbery was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder. Michael Jones, 20, will spend the rest of his life in prison as a result of the...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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