Position: Herald staff writer

Man jailed in pot theft

A Durango man is in La Plata County jail after attempting to steal $15,000 worth of marijuana from a local grower on Friday night, and then attempting to run from police. Jason Hughes, 35, was...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Images recapture rugged mining era

A new book detailing the rich history of mining in Silverton was just released last week after three years in the making, but the story’s relevance and timing could not be more appropriate. Mines...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas meeting moves to Durango

The Animas River Stakeholders Group made its way downstream Tuesday, holding its first meeting in Durango in almost two years. The decision to hold the group’s monthly meeting at the La Plata...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Superfund and property values

At the last conference with stakeholders affected by the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine spill, the Environmental Protection Agency was at a loss to provide specific details about Superfunds, except for one...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unicyclist completes Colorado Trail run

The first person to ever attempt the Colorado Trail on a unicycle reached Durango on Monday evening in an effort to raise money for the neurological illness ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Fish survived spill, but trout numbers fall

The 3-million-gallon blowout of mine waste last month didn’t cause a massive die-off of trout in the Animas River, but wildlife officials are concerned about the steady decline of fish populations...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Unicyclist completes Colorado Trail run

The first person to ever attempt the Colorado Trail on a unicycle reached Durango on Monday evening in an effort to raise money for the neurological illness ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

With evergreens, it's only natural shedding

Invasive beetle kill has reached La Plata County, but forest officials are reminding residents that the evergreen trees in Southwest Colorado with needles turning yellow and orange is a natural...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

At Bullion Mine, project keeps waste under control

SILVERTON While Cement Creek continues to feed 585 gallons of acid mine drainage per minute into the Animas River, treatment to the mines above the river’s other tributary, Mineral Creek, have had...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Victims in plane crash identified as Californians

The identities of four Californians who died in a plane crash Sunday north of Purgatory Resort were released Tuesday, two of whom weren’t rated to fly the aircraft. The San Juan County Sheriff’s...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are wolves coming back?

By the mid-1930s, wolves had been all but eradicated from Colorado. Feared by ranchers trying to protect their livestock, the species fell victim to America’s expansion and the taming of the West....

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Victims in Sunday plane crash identified as Californians

The identities of four Californians who died in a plane crash Sunday north of Purgatory Resort were released Tuesday, two of whom weren't rated to fly the aircraft. The San Juan County Sheriff's...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News