Shane Benjamin

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Burglary suspect remains loose near Durango

A burglary suspect believed to be armed and dangerous remained on the loose Tuesday after a 4½-hour search Monday night near western Durango city limits. The suspect has been identified as Robert...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Internet, cellphone service return after 24-hour outage in Silverton

A lightning strike took out internet service and cellphone coverage for about 24 hours in Silverton. The strike occurred Thursday afternoon and apparently hit or impacted a cell tower near the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Single-engine antique plane crashes southwest of Mancos

A pilot and a passenger survived a plane crash Wednesday night southwest of Mancos. The crash was reported about 8 p.m. in a remote area south of County Road J and west of County Road 41, said...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Redwine defense lawyer arrested in connection with assault

A Colorado public defense lawyer assigned to the murder case against Mark Redwine was arrested Sunday on suspicion of misdemeanor assault and domestic violence. John Moran, 42, of Durango, appeared...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two motorcyclists rescued after overnight search

La Plata County Search and Rescue members spent 11 hours Sunday night and Monday morning rescuing two motorcyclists who became stranded on the Hermosa Creek Trail north of Durango. The two...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Morning crash snarls traffic at Elmore’s Corner east of Durango

The morning commute took longer than usual for drivers east of Durango, where a two-vehicle crash led to significant delays around the Elmore’s Corner intersection. The crash occurred about 7:50...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters battle slow-moving wildfire on Missionary Ridge

Firefighters were battling a slow-moving but persistent wildfire Tuesday on Missionary Ridge, north of Durango. The fire, dubbed the 186 Fire, was reported Tuesday morning in the Stevens Creek...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman who hit school bus suspected of driving under influence

A Farmington woman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and crashing into a school bus south of Durango. The rear-end crash occurred about 7:30 a.m. south of...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters respond to house fire in South Durango

Firefighters are investigating the cause of an apartment fire that started Monday afternoon in South Durango. The fire was reported at 3:35 p.m., and the first unit arrived on scene seven minutes...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hilltop House director with history of sexual harassment complaints resigns

The longtime director of a community corrections center in Durango who has been accused repeatedly of sexual misconduct will leave his job by the end of the month. John Schmier resigned earlier...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two trucks crash within an hour on Wolf Creek Pass

Two semitrailers crashed within an hour of each other Tuesday morning on Wolf Creek Pass, including one carrying a load of potatoes that spilled onto the highway. The first crash occurred about...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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