Position: Herald Staff Writer

Police unsure about New Mexico driver’s motive in 93-mile pursuit across Southwest Colorado

Police were searching for answers Friday about why a woman driving a BMW led them on a 93-mile chase Thursday across Southwest Colorado. “We have nothing,” said Capt. Adrian Driscoll with the...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge dismisses wrongful death lawsuit in Redwine case

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of Dylan Redwine against her ex-husband was dismissed because the case was filed after the statute of limitations expired. A wrongful death lawsuit must...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

HUD announces $2.6 million in grants for Ute tribes

The Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes will receive $2.6 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grants will benefit low-income families living on...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rockslide on U.S. 550 may take a week to clear

It may take up to a week to clear a massive rockslide that came down early Sunday on U.S. Highway 550 about 10 miles south of Durango, the Colorado Department of Transportation said Tuesday. Crews...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercury takes on parent company’s name, Vantiv

After being purchased almost two years ago, Mercury is dropping its name and rebranding itself Vantiv Integrated Payments, which incorporates the name of its parent company, Vantiv. The...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

American to offer direct flight from Durango to LA

American Airlines will offer a direct flight between Durango and Los Angeles on Saturdays from June 2 through Aug. 22, said Kip Turner, director of aviation at Durango-La Plata County...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman hit in head by art at the rec center settles lawsuit

A Durango woman who filed a lawsuit against the city of Durango after a piece of art fell on her at the Durango Community Recreation Center has settled her case. Shaohong Deng was watching her...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Jurors deliberate sexual assault case involving Hesperus man Edmund Peter Marx

Jurors on Tuesday began deliberating the fate of a Hesperus man accused of sexually assaulting a child as a pattern of abuse. Edmund Peter Marx, 63, is suspected of touching an underage girl’s...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three arrested in Durango during drug ring investigation

A nine-month investigation resulted in three arrests and the seizure of about $1.3 million in methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine in La Plata County. The Southwest Drug Task Force announced the...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport ranks low for delays compared to other airports

For routine travelers such as Bayfield resident Ron Martin, the Durango-La Plata County Airport seems to have its share of delays and cancellations. “It’s pretty much a shared frustration that we...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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