Herald Staff Report

Durango police looking for suspects who racked up more than $1,200 in fraudulent charges

The Durango Police Department is looking for two men suspected of stealing a wallet from an unlocked car and then making more than $1,200 in fraudulent charges at chain stores in Durango and...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 19 hours 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County, N.M., awarded $2M grant for freight rail project

San Juan County has been awarded $2 million to pay for the next steps in a project intended to bring freight rail service to San Juan County. Local stakeholders will be consulted to help determine...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Voluntary fishing closures on Southwest Colorado rivers lifted

Voluntary fishing closures on the Animas River and other Southwest Colorado streams put in place in August because of dangerously high water temperatures that posed a risk to fish were lifted...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek Pass closed Monday afternoon for vehicle recovery

U.S. Highway 160 over Wolf Creek Pass closed Monday afternoon, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. CDOT said in a traffic alert the entire pass from mile markers 144 to 186 is...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Farmington enacts Stage 1 Water Shortage Advisory

Farmington City Council passed a resolution Tuesday enacting a Stage 1 Water Shortage Advisory urging residents to reduce water usage by 10%. The advisory went into effect Wednesday and will remain...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Motorcyclist flown to Mercy with serious injuries

A 30-year-old motorcyclist from Lakewood was flown to Mercy Regional Medical Center with serious injuries after going off U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango about 5:20 p.m. Saturday. Chris Gonzales,...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Irish Embassy Pub in Durango will close doors Labor Day

The Irish Embassy Pub will close its doors at the end of the day Labor Day because of slow sales since it reopened in May after a two-month closure caused by COVID-19 restrictions. “After 12 years,...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds award Region 9 with 2 grants

The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado will receive $743,000 through two awards from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. The Rise and...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 new members appointed to Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees

Two Southwest Colorado residents, Mary Rubadeau and Adam Red, have been appointed to the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees by Gov. Jared Polis. The addition of Rubadeau and Red will bring the...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Farmington officer charged after altercation with student

A former Farmington Police Department officer has been charged with multiple counts of battery and one count of felony child abuse stemming from his use of force on an 11-year-old girl at Mesa View...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Bear rescued in East Canyon Fire released back into the wild

A bear injured in the East Canyon Fire earlier this summer west of Durango was released Monday after a successful rehabilitation. Colorado Parks and Wildlife received a call from fire personnel...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort, Durango Chamber partner for COVID relief

Purgatory Resort and the Coleman Charitable Foundation raised $60,000 during its first season pass sales for the coming ski season to fund a program to help small businesses hurt by COVID-19. The...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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