Position: Herald staff writer

La Plata County family sues Colorado State Patrol for shooting dog

A La Plata County family filed a lawsuit this week against the Colorado State Patrol for shooting a pit bull in October, ultimately leading to the animal having to be euthanized because of its...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Glamping’ campground proposed near Silverton

Silverton, the once gritty mining town home to Wild West fabled gangs and shootings, rough-and-tumble miner bars and a legacy of men risking their lives to strike it rich, could soon be home to a...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Critics of oil, gas leasing near Chaco sense déjà vu

An oil and gas lease sale that would sell off more than 4,400 acres in the Greater Chaco region in March is again raising tension between resource development and cultural preservation interests....

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Cow blamed for spill at well site in southeast La Plata County

An oil and gas operator in Southwest Colorado says a cow is at fault for causing a spill at a well site near Ignacio – which might be a first for the state. “There is nothing new under the sun,...

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

High speed car chase ends Saturday south of Hesperus

A high-speed car chase that reached speeds of 95 miles per hour ended Saturday night after the driver ran off the road about 8 miles south of Hesperus. According to Colorado State Patrol Cpt....

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

Woman sues Silverton Mountain after fall from chairlift platform

A Durango woman is suing Silverton Mountain on claims that the ski area recklessly disregarded safety protocols after she fell off the top of a high-altitude chairlift platform in March 2016,...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Police arrest carjacking suspect in downtown Durango

A Durango man accused of an armed carjacking at Fort Lewis College was arrested Thursday in downtown Durango. Durango police located and arrested Roger Chase Brassard, 25, of Durango near 11th...

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

Southwest Colorado could see precipitation this weekend

Southwest Colorado could see precipitation this weekend, but the throes of winter still seem to be at bay for the foreseeable future. According to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction,...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Details emerge in armed carjacking at Fort Lewis College

More details emerged Wednesday about an armed carjacking reported earlier this week at Fort Lewis College, but according to law enforcement, the suspect remains at large. “Fort Lewis and Durango...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Target shooting caused 60-acre fire near Electra Lake

A Durango man target shooting with incendiary ammunition was found to have started a fire north of Durango that grew to 60 acres near Electra Lake, authorities said Monday. Scot Davis, spokesman...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Advocacy group for electric cars forms in Durango

A new group has formed in Durango to promote the use of electric vehicles. This fall, the Durango Electric Vehicle Enthusiasts held its first meeting, and pretty early on, a question arose whether...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa Springs cold case murder suspect granted new trial

A truck driver from Lamar who was convicted for the 1988 murder of a Pagosa Springs woman and sentenced to 46 years in prison was granted a retrial by a state appeals court Wednesday. The Colorado...

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