Position: Herald Staff Writer

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

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