Position: Herald Staff Writer

Silverton man encounters lynx on Molas Pass

Silverton resident Dave Fiddler has been driving between Silverton and Durango for 26 years, but unlike other commuters, he never sees anything interesting – a car crash, scenic wildlife or an...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Women lost in wilderness ‘thought we were going to die’

Ronda Ramsier and Carol Powell, both nurses, talked about what it would be like to die from hypothermia. The grim conversation came on their second night spent lost in near-freezing temperatures...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit accuses Purgatory Resort of gender discrimination

A former employee is suing Purgatory Resort, claiming gender discrimination. According to a six-page complaint filed last month in Denver federal court, two vice presidents at Purgatory told Meghan...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest banks go to trial over $4M in bonds

A two-week civil trial involving the purchase of more than $4 million in bonds linked to a failed real estate development is nearing an end this week in 6th Judicial District Court.Several local...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata steps up mine tests

An independent analysis of sediment at the Gold King Mine adit found trace amounts of uranium isotopes, but at levels far below typical screening thresholds. The study was done in September by...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charges pending in rear-end crash that killed motorcyclist

A Durango woman suspected of rear-ending a motorcyclist and killing him last month on Colorado Highway 3 told police she smoked marijuana 5½ hours before the crash. No charges have been filed...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort to install ‘surface lift’ on mountain’s backside

Coming off the heels of installing a new high-speed chairlift last year, Purgatory Resort plans to make more improvements this summer by adding a “surface lift” on the backside of the mountain....

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Inspection finds several ‘deficiencies’ at Hesperus Ski Area

During an unannounced inspection in February, the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board identified 20 deficiencies at Hesperus Ski Area, which is expected to remain closed until mid-March to...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family home burns southeast of Ignacio

A family home burned to the ground Monday night southeast of Ignacio. The fire was reported about 7:30 p.m. by neighbors, said Tom Aurnhammer, chief of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District. By...

DATE: March 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona man bites firefighter on scene of rollover crash

An Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of hitting and biting a firefighter who tried to help the man after a rollover crash south of Hesperus. Joe Benally, 20, was released on bail Friday...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus Ski Area closes mid-season for ‘maintenance’

Hesperus Ski Area has been shut down since Tuesday after the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board visited it during a routine inspection and found maintenance and operational issues that must be...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

No charges for pilot who flew drone at Silverton skijoring race

The San Juan County sheriff said Wednesday he won’t file charges against the pilot of a drone that may have spooked a horse at Saturday’s skijoring competition in Silverton, causing the horse to...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News