Position: Herald Staff Writer

Body scanner returns to Durango-La Plata County Airport

Passengers departing from the Durango-La Plata County Airport may have noticed something new: The Transportation Security Administration has reinstalled a body scanner. “It allows TSA to process...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado travel information sometimes fuzzy during big storms

A series of winter storms that dumped up to 6 feet of snow over four days in the San Juan Mountains led to several road closures in the region, but receiving up-to-date information of those...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rodent’s nest sparks car fire on Hwy. 160

A pack rat that made its home under the hood of a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee emerged startled but alive Wednesday after its nest ignited, causing a fire that engulfed the vehicle. The incident...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango kayaker reacts to Animas River photo that went viral

It is now the iconic photo of a mine cleanup gone wrong - a photo that has been seen by countless people and one that defines the enormity of an environmental disaster. Since the photo of three...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - News

EPA: Decision to reopen Animas a week off

The Environmental Protection Agency said Monday it doesn't anticipate any decisions on whether to reopen the Animas River in Durango until at least Aug. 17. Local, state and tribal governments will...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Durango kayaker reacts to Animas River photo that went viral

It is now the iconic photo of a mine cleanup gone wrong – a photo that has been seen by countless people and one that defines the enormity of an environmental disaster. Since the photo of three...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA says it can handle the cleanup of Animas River

The Environmental Protection Agency typically responds to disasters caused by private interests; it doesn’t cause them. So the agency finds itself in an unusual position of accepting blame for the...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear goes through garage door like tinfoil

A bear with a nose for trash tore through a metal garage door and made off with several bags of garbage early Thursday in the Edgemont Ranch subdivision northeast of Durango. The bruin gained entry...

DATE: July 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Bear goes through door like tinfoil

A bear with a nose for trash tore through a metal garage door and made off with several bags of garbage early Thursday in the Edgemont Ranch subdivision northeast of Durango. The bruin gained entry...

DATE: July 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc man sentenced to 55 years for shooting

A Towaoc man was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to 55 years in prison for shooting another man three times. The victim survived. Matthew Dewayne Jaramillo, 29, rolled his head and looked at...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dylan Redwine's remains found

The La Plata County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday it has identified the remains of the body of Dylan Redwine, a 13-year-old boy who went missing in November north of Vallecito Reservoir. The...

DATE: June 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightning-strike blazes start fire season

An electrical storm that blew into the region Monday afternoon sparked several wildfires in Southwest Colorado, and more are expected this week. "We're just trying to get to them as soon as we can...

DATE: June 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News