Position: Herald Staff Writer

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

Gunfire at J Paul Brown’s ranch under investigation

Gunshots were reportedly fired last week during a family/employee disturbance at state Rep. J. Paul Brown’s sheep ranch near Ignacio. The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said Friday it is...

DATE: June 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Home invasion suspects charged with first-degree murder

Prosecutors filed first-degree murder charges Thursday against four men suspected in a home invasion and shooting that left a Fort Lewis College student dead last month in Durango.They face...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family remembers man killed in motorcycle crash

More than 48 hours after a fatal crash, the Durango Police Department on Wednesday continued to investigate why a woman driving an SUV crashed into a motorcyclist stopped at a traffic light. No...

DATE: June 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Mancos marshal arrested again for driving violation

The former Mancos marshal who pleaded guilty earlier this year to drunken driving has been arrested again – this time for driving on a revoked license. John Cox, 55, was stopped last week while...

DATE: June 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bail set for suspects in Fort Lewis College student’s slaying

The four men suspected in a home invasion and shooting early Tuesday that left a Fort Lewis College student dead were advised Wednesday of their rights and possible charges, including first-degree...

DATE: May 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shooting victim lived simply, loved nature

Samuel Gordon lived a simple life. He didn’t drive, he loved nature, and he wanted to study bugs, rocks and plants for the rest of his life, said his mother, Jeanette Phillips. “He didn’t like to...

DATE: May 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana robbery blamed in Cortez student’s slaying

Masked gunmen intending to steal a “large amount” of marijuana shot and killed a Fort Lewis College student early Tuesday in a home-invasion style shooting in the SkyRidge subdivision northeast of...

DATE: May 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News