Herald Staff Report

Durango train crew working to repair historic engine on loan

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is working to repair a historic locomotive on loan that broke down earlier this month. As a result, planned trips in May with the famed engine have...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet undergoes surgery, requires no further treatment

Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado had successful surgery for prostate cancer and requires no further treatment, a spokeswoman said Friday. Earlier this month, the 54-year-old Democratic senator said...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango and Silverton railroad clears path for first ride May 4

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, with the help of Durango-based Bonds Construction, has cleared the 45-mile track from Durango to Silverton. Bonds Construction posted to its Facebook...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Video: Flyover shows Red Mountain Pass buried by heavy snow, avalanches

Red Mountain Pass was closed for 19 days in March after heavy snow blanketed the highway in 3 to 4 feet of snow and triggered numerous avalanches that crossed the road. U.S. Highway 550 between...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man dies after five-hour standoff in Farmington

Authorities in New Mexico have identified the person killed after a five-hour standoff as a 50-year-old Ignacio man. The San Juan County, New Mexico, Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Red Mountain Pass reopens after 20 days

After being closed nearly three weeks because of avalanche danger, U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass opened Friday morning. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Durango Herald announces staff changes

Ballantine Communications Inc., which owns The Durango Herald and The Journal , announced the promotion of three staff members this week, including Trent Stephens, who will serve as senior editor...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Ignacio man dies after five-hour standoff in Farmington

Authorities in New Mexico have identified the person killed after a five-hour standoff as a 50-year-old Ignacio man. The San Juan County, New Mexico, Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Red Mountain Pass could be closed for another two weeks

Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 could be closed for two more weeks as crews work around the clock to dig out the road from record snowfall and avalanches. The pass between Silverton and Ouray...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanche threat increases; Red Mountain Pass closed this weekend

Red Mountain Pass will remain closed through the weekend as a result of significant snowslides on both sides of the pass on U.S. Highway 550, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation....

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango airport approved for $3.9 million land purchase

Durango-La Plata County Airport has been given the green light to pursue a $3.9 million purchase of 12.5 acres to help meet future expansion needs. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storms may bring heavy snow to San Juan Mountains

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a winter storm watch to take effect Wednesday afternoon and last through midday Friday. The NWS says a series of storms hold the potential...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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