Herald Staff Report

Fire on Missionary Ridge allowed to burn for fire management purposes

A lightning-caused fire on Missionary Ridge will be allowed to burn to remove fuels that could feed future severe wildfires, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The 441 Fire was discovered July...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo Community College Southwest names new executive dean

Samuel “Sam” Dosumu has been named the new executive dean for Pueblo Community College Southwest. He began the position July 1. Dosumu recently retired as the associate vice chancellor of academic...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two cases of livestock virus confirmed in La Plata County

Two cases of the vesicular stomatitis virus, a disease that primarily affects livestock, have been confirmed in La Plata County, according to state health officials. The Colorado Department of...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Official confirms Durango woman’s cause of death

A La Plata County official on Monday confirmed a Durango woman died by suicide on July 4. Jill Rebakah Williamson was at her home in Durango when she was found dead, said Coroner Jann Smith. No...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities identify victims of fatal crash east of Bayfield

Law enforcement has identified two people killed in a head-on crash Tuesday night on U.S. Highway 160, east of Bayfield. The crash involved three vehicles shortly before 7 p.m. near mile marker...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 closed east of Bayfield for double fatal crash

Two people died in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday evening on U.S. Highway 160 east of Bayfield near the Archuleta-La Plata county line, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear breaking into campsites trapped near Haviland Lake

A bear that was breaking into campsites at Haviland Lake, north of Durango, was trapped Thursday night, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The bear was reportedly breaking into coolers and...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flooding concerns close several campgrounds near Silverton

A number of popular campgrounds near Silverton will be closed until at least early July because of concerns about potential flooding. The U.S. Forest Service said the campgrounds include five paid...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 65-year-old woman was found dead Tuesday in the parking lot of Andrews Lake, near the top of Molas Pass north of Durango, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Climber rescued after falling northeast of Durango

A climber was rescued Monday evening after falling near the northwest boundary of Taylor Ranch, a subdivision about 5 miles northeast of Durango. The woman had to be lifted 230 feet after injuring...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association warns of new scam

Residents and businesses are reminded not to be fooled by impersonators who claim to be representatives of La Plata Electric Association threatening to disconnect service for lack of payment....

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Herald welcomes three new members to news team

The Durango Herald welcomes three new journalists to its newsroom: Shannon Mullane, Benjamin Mandile and James Marshall. Mullane is a staff writer covering the Pine River Valley, including...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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