Herald Staff Report

Colorado Parks and Wildlife tells livestock owners to protect hay from wildlife

Colorado Parks and Wildlife recommends that people who rely on hay to feed livestock during the winter should take measures to protect their crop from deer and elk. With deep snow during the...

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

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally impetus for DUI blitz

In response to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, the Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado State Patrol will ramp up DUI enforcement until Aug. 14 to keep people safe from...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man, 49, found dead Sunday in his home

A 49-year-old man was found dead Sunday in a Durango West II home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s spokesman Dan Bender...

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

Twin Buttes reopens all trails

Twin Buttes of Durango recently announced that all trails in the 12-mile Twin Buttes trail system are now open for public recreation. Specifically, the lower Lightner Creek Trail reopened from the...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado residents urged to get bear smart

In response to recent bear conflicts in Colorado, including close encounters, home invasions and an attack on a camper in Boulder County, Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges residents to get educated...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tibetan monks sweep away sand mandala

Five Tibetan monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery in India performed a blessing and closing ceremony Saturday afternoon after completing a mandala at Sorrel Sky Gallery. It took about 140 hours...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Secretary of State Williams holding off on providing voter information

The Electronic Privacy Information Center alerted secretaries of state on Monday that it filed a complaint seeking a temporary restraining order over the Presidential Advisory Commission on...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightner Creek Fire evacuees begin to return home

After a day of significant progress on the Lightner Creek Fire, residents who were evacuated began to return to their home in stages Saturday night. Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, residents on...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightner Creek Fire declared disaster emergency

The Lightner Creek Fire is expected to grow Thursday as dry weather and high winds persist in the region, and it was declared a disaster emergency by Gov. John Hickenlooper. Although most residents...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Timeline: Lightner Creek Fire grows; homes evacuated

Following is a summary of Wednesday's reporting on the Lightner Creek Fire, which was reported live at durangoherald.com and the-journal.com First report: 4 p.m. Firefighters are evacuating...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde wheels out a meaty Spruce Tree BBQ for summer

Fans of smoked meats and hearty sides now have one more reason to tour Mesa Verde National Park this summer.The Spruce Tree BBQ has reopened on the Spruce Tree Terrace, about 20 miles inside the...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Man found dead Sunday from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 60-year-old male was found dead on Sunday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on a trail near Haviland Lake, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Investigator Peter...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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