Herald Staff Report

Woman dies after crashing into tree at Purgatory

A 34-year-old woman who struck a tree while skiing Saturday at Purgatory Resort has died. Authorities had not released her name as of Saturday night. The incident was reported about 3:15 p.m. near...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police make 11 DUI arrests during Snowdown weekend

Local law enforcement agencies followed suit with statewide efforts to ramp up DUI enforcement for the Super Bowl weekend, which just so happened to coincide with Snowdown. Across the state, the...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coloradans want Gardner to hold in-state town hall

A handful of constituents in Southwest Colorado on Monday delivered more than 15,000-combined petition signatures to Sen. Cory Gardner’s Durango office demanding he schedule in-state town hall...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man dies in snowmobile accident

A 25 year old La Plata County man died Sunday in a snowmobile accident northeast of Bayfield. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dan Bender identified the man as Trenton Maddux-Garcia....

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Demonstrators take concerns to Tipton’s Durango office

A few dozen people showed up outside U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton ’s Durango office Tuesday to raise concerns about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and public land policies, among other issues. The...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute tribe seeks to manage reservation water quality

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency to manage its own water quality standards program, which holds unknowns for upstream discharge permit holders. ...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marchers garner cheers, disapproval as they protest Trump inauguration

Marchers flooded downtown Durango for a couple of hours Friday, disrupting traffic and garnering cheers and disapproval as they protested the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Despite the...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two men charged with sex assault on teen

Two Durango men suspected of having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl have been charged with sexual assault on a child. Miles Nakai, 22, and Louis Denver Smith, 23, were formally charged...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Purgatory surface lift should open by late January

The new surface lift on the backside of Purgatory Resort should be ready to start hauling skiers and snowboarders by mid- to late January, spokeswoman Kim Oyler said Tuesday. Last fall, Purgatory ...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Citizen donates $10,000 to help children learn to swim

A private citizen donated $10,000 on Friday to help provide swim lessons for children through a program set up in honor of a 6-year old boy who drowned three years ago. “I think the sooner you can...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Winter storm warning issued for early Monday

A winter storm warning has been issued for early Monday until 9 a.m. Tuesday for high-country towns including Silverton, Hesperus, Ouray and Telluride, according to the National Weather...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

El Moro Tavern shoots for January reopening

Food connoisseurs and specialty drink lovers anticipating the reopening of El Moro Tavern need wait only a little longer: the restaurant plans to be back in business in January. “We’re thankful to...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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