Position: Herald Staff Writer

Spooked horse runs into crowd at Silverton skijoring

SILVERTON – At least three people were run over by a horse that possibly became spooked by a low-flying drone Saturday at the start line of Silverton’s 8th Annual Skijoring Race. Two women were...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman charged with ID theft

A Durango woman suspected of opening credit accounts in other people’s names to fund her personal shopping sprees was charged Friday in 6th Judicial District Court with three counts of identity...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kenneth Tozer III of Durango given probation for DUI, felony eluding

A Durango man who drove erratically, eluded police and surrendered after a brief standoff with a sheriff’s deputy was given two years probation Thursday in District Court. Kenneth Tozer III, 29,...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory employee and longtime skier shares good vibes

Greg Ralph would have become a surfer had surfers been a little nicer. “Surfers aren’t the friendliest, most encouraging people toward beginners,” said Ralph, who grew up in Southern California....

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man arrested on suspicion of sex assault on child

A Durango man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child. Frederick Blevins, 69, is suspected of touching a girl inappropriately while she was being babysat, according to an arrest...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ride the Rockies cyclists headed to Southwest Colorado

Two thousand bicyclists will pedal 447 miles through Southwest Colorado in June, spending two nights in Durango as part of Ride the Rockies.The seven-day ride starts June 11 in Alamosa and ends...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow, rain forecast for early this week

A mix of snow and rain could make for sloppy conditions Monday and Tuesday in Montezuma County, but at higher elevations, the moisture could result in up to 2 feet of snow, according to the...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man pleads guilty to arson

A Durango man pleaded guilty Friday to felony arson, his second conviction in less than two years for intentionally starting a fire. Duane Suazo, 51, will be screened for mental health court, an...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Miller Middle School mountain lion and cub caught, relocated

Wildlife officials have captured a mountain lion suspected of killing deer at Miller Middle School in Durango. The mountain lion was caught Saturday and her cub was captured Friday night, said Joe...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Miller Middle School warns parents of mountain lion

Miller Middle School is warning parents of an active mountain lion near the school and surrounding neighborhood in Durango. The mountain lion has killed deer on Miller Middle School’s campus at...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Longtime Snowdown Follies participant dies after fall from stage

Adele Nielsen, a longtime Durango resident, former owner of Olde Tymers Café and a frequent participant in the Snowdown Follies, died earlier this week from injuries suffered in a fall. She was 68....

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Girl ‘stable’ after falling Sunday from Purgatory chairlift

A 7-year-old girl fell about 26 feet from Lift 1 Sunday at Purgatory Resort. The girl was in “stable” condition Sunday after the accident, said Kim Oyler, spokeswoman for Purgatory Resort, in an...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News