Herald Staff Report

Fourth of July festivities planned for Southwest Colorado

Fourth of July is on Wednesday and Independence Day events are scheduled for Southwest Colorado, with festivities and fun in Durango, Silverton, Bayfield, Mancos and Cortez. Cortez Cortez Burst...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grant opens for Cortez, Ignacio youth programs

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado announced that the application session is now open for The Sky is Green – a new grant opportunity that supports innovative, unconventional youth...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fed funding available for ranchers, farmers hit by fire

Natural Resources Conservation Service in Colorado has funding available to help private landowners who sustained losses from the 416 Fire. The agency’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program is...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

19-year-old man dies in motorcycle crash

A 19-year-old man from Fruita died in a motorcycle crash Saturday on U.S. Highway 160 west of Durango, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred about 7 p.m. near Durango West II...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife officials ask public to leave baby animals alone

It’s that time of year, and the message is the same: Do not pick up, interact with or touch wildlife, especially baby animals. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Joe Lewandowski said the third...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s Tom Thompson, U.S. finish second at BMW Motorrad challenge

Tom Thompson set out to test his off-road riding skills as part of the U.S. team for the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy challenge in Mongolia. He was tested and rewarded, as the Durangoan and...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

416 Fire will get national management team this week

The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Type 1 Team will hit its 14-day limit for working a fire at the end of the day Thursday, and management of the 416 Fire will shift to a National Incident...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College closes open space, trails

Fort Lewis College has joined a growing number of agencies to close public lands and impose fire restrictions. The college has closed trails and open space on campus, including the Nature Trail,...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOAL High School graduates area students

GOAL High School recently graduated 63 students from its Four Corners sites, which include Southwest Colorado locations in Durango, Cortez and Pagosa Springs. Local GOAL graduates include: Durango:...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

More evacuees go home as rain dampens fire

Hermosa resident Andrew Korneoson unloaded boxes of belongings from his car with his parents Sunday afternoon under a gray and cloudy sky – conditions that helped change the 416 Fire’s behavior and...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Evacuations lifted in Hermosa area; residents, businesses can return

12:25 p.m. Evacuated residents and businesses in the Hermosa area can return to their homes and businesses. This includes county roads 201, 202 and County Road 203 north from Cometti/Mead Lane...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Evacuation orders in 416 Fire begin to lift

After 13 days of wondering when good news for evacuees would come from the 416 Fire that started June 1, it came Wednesday. Evacuation orders were lifted in the afternoon for 560 residences and 20...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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