Herald Staff Report

Winter weather advisory takes effect Wednesday night

A winter weather advisory will take effect 5 p.m. Wednesday as an incoming snowstorm could drop up to a foot of new snow in the high country of the San Juan Mountains. The National Weather Service...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 17 hours 12 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Washington Post names Durango a ‘Hallmark movie town’

The Washington Post has given Durango the honorary distinction of being a “Hallmark movie town” and says the chances for love in this supposedly fairly-tale Southwest Colorado town are at every...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

National forest Christmas tree permits on sale

Christmas tree permits, which allow people to cut their own holiday tree, are on sale for $8 at San Juan National Forest offices and selected retail outlets in Southwest Colorado. A permit allows...

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

Couple suspected of thefts arrested in Cortez after chase

It took a group effort, but an Albuquerque couple wanted for theft in Durango, among other jurisdictions, were caught and arrested last week in Cortez. According to the Durango Police Department,...

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

Purgatory Resort delays opening for lack of snow

Purgatory Resort has pushed back its Saturday opening for lack of snow. Resort officials announced Thursday they now plan to open the ski area Wednesday, a day before Thanksgiving. According to a...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Owner of Purgatory Resort to acquire Brian Head Resort in Utah

Mountain Capital Partners, owner of Purgatory Resort, announced Tuesday an agreement to manage and operate Brian Head Resort, a ski area in southwest Utah about a three-hour drive from Las Vegas....

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mesa Verde National Park license plates now available

Colorado’s new specialty license plate will support Mesa Verde National Park. Drivers who purchase the plate will help the Mesa Verde Foundation raise money to directly benefit the park. Financial...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A border wall for Colorado? Residents react to President Trump

The news came as a shock to residents in Southwest Colorado when President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he’s building a “beautiful” border wall in Colorado. Well, not really. During a speech at...

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

Police searching for hit-and-run vehicle

Durango Police are asking for help locating a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run accident Tuesday in downtown Durango. Durango Police posted to social media that the hit-and-run occurred...

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

Cow Creek Fire roars to life east of Ridgway

Firefighters responded to a highly visible wildfire Wednesday east of Ridgway. The fire, called the Cow Creek Fire, grew to at least 100 acres as of Wednesday afternoon, according to InciWeb , a...

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

Two injured in motorcycle crash on U.S. Highway 550 near New Mexico line

A motorcycle crash Wednesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 550 just north of the New Mexico line sent two Bloomfield residents to the hospital, including a woman who was airlifted with a head injury,...

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

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 | CATEGORY: Local News

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