Position: Herald Staff Writer

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

Dog bowls face scrutiny after Durango lawsuit

A Pagosa Springs woman who tripped and fell on a dog bowl while shopping in downtown Durango is trying to warn business owners of the potential danger. But so far, she has received a chilly...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of photographing up woman’s skirt in Durango

Police are searching for a man suspected of using his cellphone to take video or photographs up the skirt of a woman last week at Walmart in Durango. The incident occurred Saturday, said Bryan...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado State patrol investigates crash that sent vehicle into Dolores River

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating how a woman’s vehicle ended up in the middle of the Dolores River on Tuesday about 20 miles northeast of Dolores. The driver, Kiffanie Smith, 29, of...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort plans upgrades for 2017-18 season

Purgatory Resort plans to beef up its summer activities, open new ski terrain, upgrade a chairlift and improve snowmaking operations as part of its capital-improvement projects for the 2017-18...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Jury rules against Durango man in lawsuit against Mercy over bedsore

A jury found in favor of Mercy Regional Medical Center and awarded no damages to a Durango man who accused the hospital of negligence for a bedsore he suffered while in Mercy’s care. Jason Gurule...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial opens in case faulting Mercy for quality of care

A civil trial is underway in La Plata County Court for a Durango man who accuses Mercy Regional Medical Center of failing to perceive and prevent a bedsore that severely complicated his recovery....

DATE: April 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man gets 17 years after fatal burglary in Durango

The first of four men arrested in a home-invasion style robbery that resulted in the shooting death of a Fort Lewis College student was sentenced Friday to 17 years in prison. Daniel Nelson Wright,...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington man gets 10 years prison in sex sting

A Farmington man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for his role in a child sex sting – the same sting that resulted in probation for five other men arrested for similar conduct....

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring storm spins snow, rain in the Four Corners

A slow-moving storm brought snow and rain Friday to Southwest Colorado. Radar systems showed the storm moving in a counterclockwise motion Friday afternoon, like a galaxy orbiting a super-massive...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of biting firefighter charged with assault

An Arizona man suspected of hitting and biting a firefighter who tried to help him after a rollover crash south of Hesperus was charged Friday with felony assault and obstruction of a police...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arrest of student spurs Fort Lewis College march

The line between free speech and hate speech became a little blurry for some students this week at Fort Lewis College when a “campus preacher” proselytized about specific groups, including...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News