Herald Staff Report

EPA: Mine spilling waste into Animas River returns to normal

The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it would continue to monitor a mine that spilled wastewater into the Animas River and added sampling results should be available next week. Crews...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 19 hours 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man caught keying neighbor’s car pays nearly $1,000

A La Plata County man pleaded guilty to criminal mischief charges for keying a neighbor’s car after a vote didn’t go his way at a county planning meeting in August, agreeing to pay nearly $1,000 in...

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

Purgatory Resort starts making snow; opening date announced

Purgatory Resort began blowing snow this week on the heels of its third-snowiest season since it opened more than 50 years ago. Snow towers sprayed frozen mist on Purgatory’s base area Friday...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 19 hours 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Debate will discuss popular vote vs. Electoral College

The Steamboat Institute will host a Western Slope Debate Tour on the national popular vote vs. the Electoral College from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in room 130 of the Chemistry Hall at Fort Lewis...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

ATV crash outside Silverton prompts rescue mission

An off-highway vehicle rollover crash on a high mountain pass outside Silverton last week resulted in a search and rescue effort that required helicopter transport. DeAnne Gallegos, spokeswoman for...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tiffany church included on county’s historic register

A Hispanic church in Tiffany has been officially listed on La Plata County’s historic register. County commissioners Tuesday unanimously voted to include the Iglesias de San Antonia Catholic Church...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango resident will serve as general counsel to Fort Lewis College

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced Wednesday that Carolyn Linsey will serve as general counsel to Colorado Mesa University and Fort Lewis College. Linsey will be based in Durango and...

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

State ‘working around-the-clock’ to fix Human Services issue

A new system for processing food benefits, financial aid and medical assistance for Colorado residents will eventually provide faster and more reliable care, once the kinks are worked out, state...

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

Lotto ticket worth $3 million sold in Durango

A winning jackpot Lotto ticket worth $3 million was sold Saturday at Albertsons in Durango to someone who has yet to claim the prize. The Colorado Lottery tracks where and when winning tickets are...

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

Durango school lockout lifted; man in bulletproof vest being evaluated

The Durango Police Department asked three public schools to lock their doors Wednesday afternoon when a man in a bulletproof vest was seen on Durango High School’s campus, according to law...

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

Traffic signal becomes four-way stop in downtown Durango

A traffic signal has been replaced with a four-way stop sign at Main Avenue and Eighth Street, where a crash damaged a post. An alert posted on the city of Durango’s website and sent to Durango...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police search for armed suspect; U.S. Highway 160 reopens west of Durango

Law enforcement was searching Monday evening for a man believed to be armed near western Durango city limits. U.S. Highway 160 was closed in both directions from about 5:05 to 6:25 p.m. while law...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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