Herald Staff Report

Volleyball picked middle of the RMAC for Fort Lewis College

Coaches in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference picked Colorado School of Mines volleyball to repeat as champion. The Orediggers received nine first-place votes out of a possible 15 and 214...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Texas woman dies while off-roading outside Silverton

A Texas woman died Tuesday while riding an off-highway vehicle in the backcountry of the San Juan Mountains, north of Silverton. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a post to social media...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Haviland Lake to be drained; fish limits lifted

Starting Thursday, it’s a free-for-all for fish on Haviland Lake as wildlife officials prepare to drain the reservoir north of Durango. Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced all bag and possession...

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

Vehicle rolls near U.S. Highway 550 and Trimble Lane

A single car rolled over Friday afternoon near U.S. Highway 550 near Trimble Lane north of Durango, according to Colorado State Patrol. Initial reports indicated a person may have been pinned...

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

Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office investigating woman’s death

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a woman’s death as a possible homicide. The Sheriff’s Office received a report of a deceased woman about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge damaged in 416 Fire to be removed

A bridge that was damaged in last year’s 416 Fire was scheduled to be removed Tuesday by helicopter, the U.S. Forest Service announced Monday. The South Fork Trail Bridge was damaged when the fire...

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

577 Fire southeast of Bayfield chewing through ground fuels

Management of a lightning-caused wildfire southeast of Bayfield was returned Tuesday to the Columbine Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest. The 577 Fire will be monitored by local Forest...

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

King II coal mine expansion open house on Thursday

Residents with opinions on the proposed expansion of GCC Energy’s King II coal mine in southwest La Plata County will have a chance to weigh in at an open house Thursday, Aug. 1, in Breen....

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

16-year-old Bayfield girl who died in ATV crash identified

Authorities have identified a 16-year-old girl found dead after an ATV crash near Lemon Reservoir, but the cause of death remains unknown. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Alyssa Fisher was...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwestern Water Conservation District identifies replacement director

The Southwestern Water Conservation District seems to have identified a replacement for longtime director Bruce Whitehead, who retired earlier this year. Bob Wolff, president of the water district...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bonita Peak Superfund not affected by EPA shakeup

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a shakeup of the agency’s “Emphasis List” of Superfund sites across the country, but it appears the cleanup of mines leeching...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burnouts on 441 Fire a success, Forest Service says

Firefighters were successful with burnout operations on the 441 Fire north of Durango on Missionary Ridge, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday. Favorable weather conditions allowed burnouts along...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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