Herald Staff Report

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

Man caught keying neighbor’s car pays nearly $1,000

A La Plata County man pleaded guilty to criminal mischief charges for keying a neighbor’s car after a vote didn’t go his way at a county planning meeting in August, agreeing to pay nearly $1,000 in...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort starts making snow; opening date announced

Purgatory Resort began blowing snow this week on the heels of its third-snowiest season since it opened more than 50 years ago. Snow towers sprayed frozen mist on Purgatory’s base area Friday...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Debate will discuss popular vote vs. Electoral College

The Steamboat Institute will host a Western Slope Debate Tour on the national popular vote vs. the Electoral College from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in room 130 of the Chemistry Hall at Fort Lewis...

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

ATV crash outside Silverton prompts rescue mission

An off-highway vehicle rollover crash on a high mountain pass outside Silverton last week resulted in a search and rescue effort that required helicopter transport. DeAnne Gallegos, spokeswoman for...

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

Tiffany church included on county’s historic register

A Hispanic church in Tiffany has been officially listed on La Plata County’s historic register. County commissioners Tuesday unanimously voted to include the Iglesias de San Antonia Catholic Church...

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

Durango resident will serve as general counsel to Fort Lewis College

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced Wednesday that Carolyn Linsey will serve as general counsel to Colorado Mesa University and Fort Lewis College. Linsey will be based in Durango and...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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