Herald Staff Report

Mountain lions feast on deer near Durango trail

Its been a busy winter for wildlife around Durango, with bears up past their usual denning time, lynx romping around U.S. Highway 550 and ski trails at Purgatory Resort, and now: two mountain lions...

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

Hesperus Ski Area opens Saturday

Snow is in the forecast just in time for the Hesperus Ski Area ’s Saturday opening.The hill, on U.S. Highway 160 about 40 miles east of Cortez, will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. All-day...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanche blasting planned Wednesday on Red Mountain Pass

Motorists traveling Red Mountain Pass between Silverton and Ouray can expect delays Wednesday while the Colorado Department of Transportation conducts avalanche-control work along U.S. Highway 550....

DATE: Nov. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter storm warning issued for San Juan Mountains

A winter storm warning is in effect from midnight Sunday to noon Tuesday for elevations above 8,500 feet as a weather pattern moves into San Juan Mountains that is expected to bring 8 to 14 inches...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pipeline protest planned for downtown Durango

A rally in support of the Standing Rock Sioux effort to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline is planned for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Durango. The protesters will gather at Buckley Park, Main Avenue and...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA to hold public meetings about Superfund work in S.W. Colorado

The Environmental Protection Agency will hold community meetings this week in Durango, Shiprock and Silverton to provide an update on the Bonita Peaking Mining District Superfund site. An...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County takes step toward Denver TV access

La Plata County took another step in a decades-long journey toward Denver TV access this week as county commissioners unanimously voted to petition the Federal Communications Commission for a...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Purgatory owner buys Colorado’s largest snowcat ski operation

James Coleman, managing partner of Purgatory and four other ski resorts, has purchased Colorado’s largest snowcat skiing operation. Formerly known as San Juan Untracked, the 35,000-acre property...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Oil and gas will get closer look near Chaco Canyon

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced last week it will conduct further evaluation for future oil and gas development to address the concerns regarding Chaco Culture National Historic...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Sunnyside wants out of Navajo Nation lawsuit

Sunnyside Gold Corp. filed a motion last week to be dismissed from its inclusion in a lawsuit brought by the Navajo Nation for the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill. “We are hopeful that the case...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Purgatory starts making snow

Snow is in air, some man-made and maybe some natural flakes near Silverton. Purgatory Resort starting making snow this week in preparation for opening day on Nov. 19, the resort said on Twitter. ...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Additional remains of Pagosa Springs man found

Investigators believe they have found the rest of the human remains of a Pagosa Springs man whose body was found in August in a remote area east of the town. Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office ...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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