Herald Staff Report

Cool temperatures, rain usher in rockfall season

A dusting of snow this week in the high country above Durango is a reminder of the approaching freeze-thaw cycle that tends to loosen rocks along area highways. One such rockfall occurred Tuesday...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boy, 7, killed in San Miguel County crash

A 7-year-old Norwood boy was killed and three other people were seriously injured Sunday evening in a single-vehicle crash in San Miguel Canyon near Norwood, according to a release from the San...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Powerful storms expected early this week

Powerful thunderstorms will settle over Southwest Colorado early this week, and they will bring a chance of light snow in the high country, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologist...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parks and Wildlife seeks raise in fishing, hunting fees

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will hold a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 9 in Bayfield to discuss the agency’s declining budget and how it’s affecting wildlife management. Both a rising state population and...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

With monsoon season’s return, mosquito populations on the rise

As monsoon season picks up and mosquito populations start to rise, officials at the Animas Mosquito Control District praised residents for doing their part in fighting the reviled insect. Madeline...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife officials to poison invasive fish in East Fork of Hermosa Creek

Next week, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials will be treating a two-mile section of the East Fork of Hermosa Creek as part of ongoing efforts to eliminate invasive fish species and restore...

DATE: July 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Black Ridge Fire now 100 percent contained

By 4:30 p.m. Sunday, the Black Ridge Fire that swept across 78 acres of piñon and juniper in southern La Plata County was 100 percent contained, county officials announced Monday. The fire broke...

DATE: July 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman dies, Mancos man injured in motorcycle crash

A 60-year-old Durango woman died and a 64-year-old Mancos man was critically injured in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon on Colorado Highway 145 near Telluride, according to the San Miguel...

DATE: July 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Items of interest found in Redwine search

A five-day search for evidence connected with the death of 13-year-old Dylan Redwine uncovered items of interest, but, as expected, details about them are scant. The items were found within a...

DATE: July 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service, S.W. Colorado counties order fire restrictions

Fire restrictions will begin Friday in much of the Four Corners, including on San Juan National Forest lands south of U.S. Highway 160. Local governments and the Forest Service implemented the...

DATE: June 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service offers lightning-safety reminders

The San Juan National Forest would like to remind people of the serious risk posed by lightning, especially in the high country during summer. The following are some common myths and facts about...

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

DHS grad earns Eagle Scout Award for Mancos work

The highest honor in Boy Scouts was bestowed Saturday afternoon on Durango High School graduate Austin Peterson, who accepted the Eagle Scout Award for his work with Troop 501. A lifelong Scout,...

DATE: June 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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