Herald Staff Report

Lengthy closures expected next week on Red Mountain Pass

Drivers traveling over Red Mountain Pass will experience lengthy closures Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, while Colorado Department of Transportation crews repair cliff wall netting above U.S....

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service declares 416 Fire ‘controlled,’ 127 days after start of blaze

The U.S. Forest Service declared the 416 Fire “controlled” at 3 p.m. Friday. Remnants of Hurricane Rosa helped douse lingering flames burning within the 416 Fire containment lines, according to a...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body found near Durango Dog Park

The Durango Police Department responded to a report of a body found Tuesday evening near the Durango Dog Park in west Durango. The body was found in a somewhat remote location; the La Plata County...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango atop affordable hiking town list

No matter that the median home price is quickly approaching a half-million dollars – Durango just ranked No. 3 on a list of “America’s 15 most livable hiking towns.” The website RunRepeat , which...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office warns of IRS phone scam

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam circulating in the region in which the caller poses as the IRS, according to a news release issued Wednesday. A message...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police name suspect in attempted armed robbery

Durango police have obtained an arrest warrant for a man suspected of attempting to rob three women at gunpoint. Durango resident Shayne Ray Chavez, 38, is sought in connection with the crime,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blaze north of Chimney Rock at 168 acres

The Horse Fire burning 8 miles north of U.S. Highway 160 and Chimney Rock is now burning at 168 acres, according to the Facebook page of the San Juan National Forest. The Forest Service reported...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horse Fire grows to 90 acres

A confine-and-contain strategy is being used against the Horse Fire, a lightning-started blaze burning in the Horse Creek drainage about 8 miles north of U.S. Highway 160 and Chimney Rock. The...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New mountain coaster to open Saturday at Purgatory Resort

Purgatory Resort’s new Inferno Mountain Coaster will open Saturday just north of Lift 4 and the base area of the mountain. The new mountain roller coaster – created by the Aquatic Development Group...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Carjacking suspect identified

A man who was arrested in the Gem Village area Tuesday on suspicion of a carjacking in New Mexico was identified Wednesday. David Garcia, 36, is being held at La Plata County jail and he is being...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Diaries announces Season 2 speakers and story lineup

Southwest Colorado seems to have no end to captivating stories. That is partly a result of its rich history and partly a result of the diverse people who call it home. In an effort to share those...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Jail inmate escapes from outside work assignment

A La Plata County Jail inmate assigned to outside work at the Durango/La Plata County Senior Center escaped Tuesday. Marty Kelly Yazzie, 30, walked out of the senior center between noon and 12:15...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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