Herald Staff Report

Former La Plata County Sheriff’s deputy sentenced for careless driving causing death

A former La Plata County Sheriff’s deputy is serving a 10-day jail sentence as punishment for a crash that killed Greg Ryder, a longtime, regular performer at the Diamond Belle Saloon and The...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Retrial scheduled for man accused of killing one in U.S. Highway 160 crash

Local prosecutors plan to retry a Bloomfield man on charges of careless driving resulting in injury and death after a mistrial earlier this month. A jury could not come to a unanimous decision in...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Scattered, light snow expected in San Juan Mountains

Winter storms are expected to tease the San Juan Mountains with snow throughout the weekend, dropping fewer than 5 inches above 8,000 feet, according to the National Weather Service in Grand...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man who drew swastika on construction project sentenced

A Durango man accused of drawing a swastika on a construction project at Three Springs subdivision this summer was sentenced Tuesday to a year of probation, 40 hours of community service and was...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in armed robbery caught; another remains at large

One of two Durango men suspected of robbing and assaulting a person at gunpoint has been arrested, according to police. The Durango Police Department posted to its Facebook page Friday morning ...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather service forecasts 90% chance of snow in Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for an incoming storm that’s expected to hit Southwest Colorado on Tuesday afternoon and last through Christmas Day. The advisory...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Odds look good for a white Christmas in Southwest Colorado

It’s looking like Southwest Colorado is on track for a white Christmas. Scott Sterns, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction, said a storm system approaching from the...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory, Telluride picked in Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards

Readers of Condé Nast Traveler demand quality from one of the country’s most prestigious and awarded magazine publishers – making its Readers’ Choice Awards a reasonably reliable travelers’...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man flees deputies at La Plata County Courthouse

A 32-year-old man wanted for allegedly violating a protection order led police on a chase Monday afternoon, but it wasn’t long before he was caught by authorities. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police looking for man who stole thousands from downtown business

The Durango Police Department is looking for a suspect who broke into a downtown business and stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and computer equipment. Cmdr. Ray Shupe said the man...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man sentenced for drive-by shooting

An Ignacio man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison in connection with a drive-by shooting last summer on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Antonio Castro, 24, was driving a gold-colored van...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus Ski Area announces opening day

Hesperus Ski Area announced its plans to open for the season Friday. Laura Haidet, a spokeswoman for the resort, said trails will open for skiers and tubers from 4 to 9 p.m. for night skiing. The...

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

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