Herald Staff Report

Three injured in rollover crash near Bayfield

U.S. Highway 160 was closed in both directions east of Durango for more than 1½ hours Thursday evening after a single-vehicle rollover near Lon’s Automotive. The highway reopened about 6:30 p.m.,...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health reports rabid bat

San Juan Basin Public Health reports a bat in the region has tested positive for rabies. Rabies is a fatal viral disease that spreads from rabid animals to people and pets through bites and...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine fire assisting in hurricane response

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District is sending two crew members and an ambulance to Florida to assist in emergency aid in anticipation of a hit from Hurricane Dorian. As a network...

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

Colorado seat belt use hits record high at 88%

More drivers are wearing seat belts in Colorado than ever before. A survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation shows seat-belt use improved to 88.3% in 2019 from 86.3% in 2018. This is the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing Farmington man found dead in Arizona

A Farmington man who has been missing since early July was found dead this week in Arizona, according to the Farmington Police Department. Craig Cavanaugh, 44, was last seen in Farmington on July...

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

Fire danger increases in Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued a “fire weather watch” for Southwest Colorado as the combination of dry weather and increased chances of lightning enter the region this week. The fire...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where there’s smoke there’s fire? Not this time

If you see smoke north of Durango near Haviland Lake this week, don’t bother reporting it to emergency officials. It’s only an illusion. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Devin Wanner said a small film...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas truck driver cited for crashing on Highway 550 near Cascade

A 32-year-old Texas man was cited with careless driving after driving off U.S. Highway 550 at the base of Coal Bank Pass on Thursday, causing his truck to catch fire. Colorado State Patrol Capt....

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

Man suspected of dragging dog behind truck is charged

An Arizona man has been formally charged after being arrested on suspicion of dragging a pit bull behind his truck while driving drunk earlier this month on north Main Avenue. Sixth Judicial...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA names new lead for Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site

The Environmental Protection Agency has selected a new lead for the Superfund cleanup of mines around Silverton that are contributing to degrading water quality in the Animas River. The “Bonita...

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

Tiffany church nominated to county’s historic register

A Catholic church in Tiffany has been nominated to be included on La Plata County’s historic register. The county’s “Historic Preservation Review Committee” unanimously nominated the church on...

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

Volleyball picked middle of the RMAC for Fort Lewis College

Coaches in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference picked Colorado School of Mines volleyball to repeat as champion. The Orediggers received nine first-place votes out of a possible 15 and 214...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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