Position: Herald Staff Writer

From a distance, former deputy grapples with police shootings

Former Colorado State Patrol Trooper Todd Martin, who has been in two gunfights with criminal suspects in Southwest Colorado, had trouble sleeping Thursday night after an ambush of Dallas police...

DATE: July 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver charged in fatal crash on Highway 3

A Durango woman suspected of rear-ending a motorcyclist and killing him last month on Colorado Highway 3 has been charged with careless driving causing death. The charge could be amended – or...

DATE: July 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutors to retry Shiprock man in sexual assault

Editor’s note: This story contains material that might be disturbing to readers. After a jury last month could not decide on a verdict, prosecutors said Tuesday they will retry a Shiprock man...

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New search of Middle Mountain set in Dylan Redwine case

A new search for evidence in the death of Dylan Redwine, the 13-year-old boy who went missing in November 2012 north of Vallecito Reservoir, is planned next week for a section of Middle Mountain. ...

DATE: July 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield caretaker sentenced for stealing from at-risk client

A Bayfield woman who stole more than $3,000 from an at-risk adult was sentenced Monday to three years probation. Jimi Hendricks, 46, was shaking and crying in 6th Judicial District Court as she...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man convicted of armed robbery is cut in unrelated incident

A Durango man convicted of robbing someone at knifepoint found himself on the other end of the blade last weekend in Ignacio. Maurice Anderson, 31, is credited with tackling a man who allegedly...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspects in student’s slaying request preliminary hearings

Three of the four men suspected in a home invasion that left a Fort Lewis College student dead last month are scheduled for a preliminary hearing in August. Kodi “Maz” E. Kuauhtli, 19, of Phoenix,...

DATE: June 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free Wi-Fi in downtown Durango off to a good start

Tourists and residents are soaking up free Wi-Fi that became available a few months ago in downtown Durango. The network averages 100-150 unique users per day, and during the Taste of Durango, that...

DATE: June 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawyers state cases in sex assault, homicide retrial in Nicole Redhorse case

Editor’s note: This story contains material that might be disturbing to some readers. Opening statements were made Thursday in the retrial of a man suspected of raping and killing his former...

DATE: June 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck loses brakes, hits five cars on U.S. Highway 160

U.S. Highway 160 between Elmore’s Corner and Gem Village was closed for about two hours Thursday after a truck lost its brakes and crashed into five cars, according to the Colorado State Patrol....

DATE: June 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman cited with trespassing for freeing pup from car

A Durango woman has been cited with criminal trespass for breaking into a car to “rescue” a puppy that didn’t need to be rescued. Shelby Perovich, 25, reached into the back window of a blue 1996...

DATE: June 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury selection underway in 2007 sexual assault case

Jury selection began Tuesday in a retrial for a man accused of raping and killing his girlfriend nine years ago at a Durango motel. Harold Nakai, 43, formerly of Shiprock, was convicted in 2008 of...

DATE: June 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News