Herald Staff Report

Four Corners Folk Festival canceled

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another local summer festival. KSUT Presents announced the cancellation of the 25th Annual Four Corners Folk Festival on Thursday, saying that the decision to...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Fort Lewis College’s Native American Center receives $1.6M donation

The Fort Lewis College Native American Center has received a $1.6 million donation from the John and Sophie Ottens Foundation to cover the center’s annual costs and to support student needs. The...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

East Canyon Fire 100% contained; Sand Creek Fire tested by storms

The Sand Creek Fire, burning 20 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs, didn’t grow measurably on Saturday despite afternoon winds that moved in with a storm. The fire was listed at 71 acres on Sunday...

DATE: June 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body found in Animas River in south Durango

Emergency workers responded Tuesday afternoon to a report of a body in the Animas River behind Escalante Middle School in south Durango. A rafting company was heading downstream when someone...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies from gunshot wound south of Durango

A 37-year-old La Plata County man was found dead Monday south of Durango from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Smith said authorities were called to...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Progress made on 4 blazes burning in Southwest Colorado

Even with a red flag warning in place Monday, firefighters made progress in containing four fires burning across Southwest Colorado. The red flag warning was to expire at 8 p.m. Monday. However,...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kayaker rescued Saturday in Cascade Canyon

A crew from La Plata County Search and Rescue retrieved a kayaker Saturday afternoon after he suffered minor injuries in the Animas River in Cascade Canyon. Butch Knowlton, director of La Plata...

DATE: June 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire crews reach 60% containment on Six Shooter Fire south of Durango

Firefighters have been able to reach 60% containment on the Six Shooter Fire burning near Bondad, with the blaze still reportedly at 224 acres. The Six Shooter Fire flared up Tuesday after a...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Favorable conditions aid firefighters on East Canyon, Six Shooter fires

Firefighters took advantage of favorable weather conditions Thursday to secure fire lines and mop up hot spots along two wildfires that broke out this week in Southwest Colorado. After four days of...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Autopsy doesn’t find cause of death for man found dead along Animas River

An autopsy Tuesday failed to explain why a 33-year-old man was found dead last week along the banks of the Animas River, La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said. “We didn’t find anything,” she...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

33-year-old man found dead along banks of Animas River

A 33-year-old man living homeless in Durango was found dead along the banks of the Animas River early Thursday, La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said. Around midnight, a report came into...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango family involved in fatal crash in Kansas

A Durango man was involved in a fatal car crash Tuesday in Kansas that resulted in the death of a 32-year woman. According to Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Tod Hileman, a 2014 Jeep Wrangler was...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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