Herald Staff Report

Durango airport approved for $3.9 million land purchase

Durango-La Plata County Airport has been given the green light to pursue a $3.9 million purchase of 12.5 acres to help meet future expansion needs. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storms may bring heavy snow to San Juan Mountains

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a winter storm watch to take effect Wednesday afternoon and last through midday Friday. The NWS says a series of storms hold the potential...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango airport approved for $3.9 million land purchase

The Durango-La Plata County Airport has been given the green light to pursue a $3.9 million purchase of 12.5 acres to help meet future expansion needs. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Babysitter accused of child abuse is found not guilty

A Bayfield babysitter accused of abusing an infant child was found not guilty on all charges Monday. After a 2½-day trial, a jury of six people acquitted Bridget Craig on two counts of child abuse....

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT awarded $1.25 million for Red Mountain Pass work

The Colorado Department of Transportation on Wednesday was awarded $1.25 million to pay back funds used to repair U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass from rock and mudslide damage in summer 2018....

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Incoming storm could bring 2 feet of snow to San Juan Mountains

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction issued a winter storm warning Tuesday that holds the largest predicted snow totals for a single storm so far this winter in Southwest Colorado. The...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek Pass to close Tuesday morning for avalanche mitigation

The Colorado Department of Transportation will conduct avalanche mitigation beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 160 over Wolf Creek Pass. Travelers heading over the pass can expect a...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

70-year-old man requires helicopter transport from Purgatory Resort

A 70-year-old man found unconscious along a ski trail Friday at Purgatory Resort required a helicopter transport to Mercy Regional Medical Center, a resort spokesman said. Greg Ralph said the man...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Times print edition to transition to online

Ballantine Communications Inc. has announced that it will transition the print edition of the Pine River Times to online only and print stories in The Durango Herald on Fridays. “The changes...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm closes classes in La Plata, prompts chain laws in mountains

Rain and snow hit Southwest Colorado on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, causing a power outage in the Hermosa area, prompting tire chain requirements on mountain roads and canceling classes in...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather advisory in effect for Tuesday storm

A winter weather advisory has been issued ahead of a storm expected to arrive Tuesday night in Southwest Colorado. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction said the advisory will kick into...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rocky Mountain PBS honors the late Bliss Bruen

Rocky Mountain PBS has named its Regional Innovation Center at Fort Lewis College after Durango resident Bliss Bruen. Bruen, who died in September 2018, was a longtime community organizer,...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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