Position: Herald staff writer

Most fault road access to Village at Wolf Creek, others see economic potential

A majority of people who weighed in on the U.S. Forest Service granting the Village at Wolf Creek road access opposed the decision, citing many faults with the proposed resort atop Wolf Creek Pass....

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

EPA’s quick-action Superfund plan receives flak from commenters

The Environmental Protection Agency changed course this week and released public comments on its proposed quick-action cleanup plan for 26 mines in the Superfund site around Silverton. The agency...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango train plans to resume full service Sept. 21

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad plans to resume full service from Durango to Silverton on Sept. 21, a spokesman for the train said Tuesday. The D&SNG has been limited to running train...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jail inmates fill sandbags to help prevent flooding below 416 Fire burn area

Inmates at the La Plata County Jail are assisting in a new service to help bring sandbags to residents whose homes are at risk of flooding from heavy rains on the 416 Fire burn scar. La Plata...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Natural gas pipeline and wells proposed east of Bayfield

An 8-mile natural gas pipeline and a handful of wells are being proposed in the Fosset Gulch area, east of Bayfield. The project – the Northern Extension Pipeline and associated Fruitland Coal Gas...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police search for man accused of holding wife, children at gunpoint

Authorities are searching for a Durango man who is accused of kidnapping and holding at gunpoint six people – five of whom are children – in a car during a police chase Friday. Durango Police Sgt....

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless camping a defining issue in sheriff’s election

One of the most visible and complex challenges facing the three candidates for La Plata County sheriff is how to manage increasing issues surrounding homelessness. Challengers Charles Hamby, a...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chihuahua survives mountain lion attack northeast of Durango

An 11-pound Chihuahua named Spits is on the mend after being attacked last week by a mountain lion, narrowly surviving. Laurie Cullum was out for a walk the evening of Aug. 28 with her two dogs on...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s good for the butterfly may be toxic to livestock

The milkweed plant may be a crucial food source for the embattled monarch butterfly, but it is not so friendly to livestock. With proper management, however, officials say issues can be easily...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trout species thought to be extinct found alive in Southwest Colorado

A native species of trout thought to be extinct was found alive and well recently in Southwest Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced the discovery of a “unique genetic lineage” of the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fish count finds a severely depleted Animas River

A fish count in the Animas River on Tuesday found populations have been drastically affected by deadly runoff from the 416 Fire burn scar. Fish kills because of ash and dirt washing into the river...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lover of history looks to the future at Animas Museum

The Animas Museum may be a place that preserves and promotes education about the past, but with its new executive director, the local history museum hopes to carve out a busier future. Over the...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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