Herald Staff Report

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

Jury selection underway for two murder trials in Durango

Two murder trials that began Monday spent the first two days selecting jurors. Jury summons were sent to 300 people in each case, and coincidentally, 113 people showed up for both cases at the La...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman dies from gunshot wound

A 64-year-old Bayfield woman was found dead Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Tove Westwood was found by family members around 9:20 a.m. at her...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing girl from La Plata County is located

A missing girl from La Plata County was found safe Thursday afternoon, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities issued a missing person alert for 4-year-old Sparrow Sow, who...

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

Fort Lewis College and San Juan College partner to address area’s teacher shortage

Fort Lewis College and San Juan College in Farmington were awarded more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation to create a program to boost the number of science, technology,...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Heavy rain brings down mud, debris from 416 Fire burn area

HERMOSA – Tuesday’s skies unleashed a torrent of rain in the north Animas Valley, a second bite from a monsoon season made frightful by the 416 Fire. Water a foot deep flowed around the Country...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College, Utah school partner for physical therapy doctorate

Fort Lewis College is partnering with a university in Provo, Utah, to offer students a way to earn a doctorate degree in physical therapy. FLC and Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions ...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

$100 gift cards will go to lucky Durango visitors

For 40 days, beginning Monday, a lucky tourist in downtown Durango will be awarded a $100 gift card from one of the Business Improvement District’s downtown ambassadors. The gift card to a local...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Microloan created for rural entrepreneur businesses

First Southwest Community Fund recently created a fixed-rate, low-interest micro-entrepreneur loan for startups and growing businesses in rural Colorado. Eligible loan customers have the...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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