Position: Herald Staff Writer

Fire victim rushed into home to warn mother, children

Firefighters on Friday credited Kevin Abeyta, 24, of Durango with sacrificing his life to save a mother and two children from a townhome fire. “It’s time to give Kevin his due,” said Karola Hanks,...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Adult, two children hospitalized after townhome fire

A deadly fire claimed one man’s life, sent three residents to the hospital and displaced several others early Wednesday at the Tercero Townhouse units in west Durango.Authorities have not...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango native, restaurateur dies in townhome fire

Kevin Abeyta, a life-long Durango man and co-owner of a Mexican restaurant that opened earlier this year in the Main Mall, died in Wednesday’s apartment complex fire, according to family and...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas trio charged with first-degree murder in Durango shooting

A shooting death that occurred last month in a mobile home park three miles west of Durango was part of a marijuana robbery, according to charging documents made public Friday. Three suspects –...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man suspected of peeping at Durango Welcome Center

A Cortez man was charged this week in District Court on suspicion of peeping into a bathroom at the Durango Welcome Center on Main Avenue. Hernando Tsosie, 39, faces one count of invasion of...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police subdue woman after standoff on river trail in Durango

A section of the Animas River Trail was cordoned off for more than an hour Monday while police tried to subdue a woman armed with a handgun who was experiencing suicidal thoughts. The standoff...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three homicide suspects make first court appearance

Three people arrested in connection with a shooting death at a mobile home park three miles west of Durango were advised of their rights and possible charges Thursday in La Plata County Combined...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango mother who caused fatal crash pleads guilty

A Durango woman who caused a head-on crash that killed her 8-year-old daughter pleaded guilty Thursday to careless driving causing injury and careless driving resulting in death. Neysha Candelaria,...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man arrested on suspicion of filming upskirt video at Walmart

An Ignacio man suspected of taking video up the skirt of a woman at Walmart in Durango has been arrested on suspicion of invasion of privacy for sexual gratification. Jaime Uriel Flores-Carbajal,...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of setting mobile home on fire

A Durango man was advised of his rights and possible charges Tuesday in District Court related to an arson investigation at a mobile home near the Durango Dog Park. Timothy Phillips, 59, is...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: Suspects in Durango shooting death identified

Police have arrested three people in the slaying of a Durango man who was shot Sunday in the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park west of Durango. The victim was identified Monday as David Antonio...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear claws its way through vehicle in Forest Lakes subdivision

A black bear mauled the inside of a small SUV early Wednesday in the Forest Lakes subdivision, likely a temper tantrum after it got locked inside the vehicle. Kourtney Anderson, 17, said she was...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News