Herald Staff Report

Fire destroys home east of Durango

A mobile home was destroyed in an early morning fire Monday in the Alpine Shadows subdivision, east of Durango. The fire was reported at 4:42 a.m. on East Pine Ridge Road, northeast of Elmore’s...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire engulfs recently vacated building on Camino del Rio

Flames engulfed a building on the site of a planned hotel on Camino del Rio around midnight Sunday, shooting flames into the night sky as smoke billowed through downtown Durango. About 30 percent...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Playing four-state Twister not enough for travel critics

The Four Corners boasts some of the most stunning landmarks in the West, drawing tourists from all over the world. But it’s also home to one of the most disappointing travel destinations on Earth,...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman, 22, found dead at home

A 22-year-old Durango woman was found dead Sunday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to La Plata County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dan Bender. Around 3 p.m., sheriff’s...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Lakes woman found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 35-year old woman was found dead Saturday in her Forest Lakes home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, La Plata...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monitoring of Animas River ramps up as spring runoff increases

As flows rise on the Animas River with spring runoff, the water may look cloudy or change color because naturally occurring sediment is being carried downstream. Five monitoring stations along the...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bloomberg: Durango is 12th wealthiest small U.S. town

Durango ranked as the 12th wealthiest small town in America, according to a survey recently released by Bloomberg Business. Bloomberg based the rankings on four metrics (Durango’s in parenthesis):...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Fish study to begin at Pastorius Reservoir

If you’re fishing at Pastorius Reservoir and catch a rainbow trout without a fin, Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to know about it. Spokesman Joe Lewandowski says CPW is trying to determine the...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

4CORE to offer Nissan Leaf rebate, install two charging stations

The Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency recently announced a new electric vehicle group-buy program as well as the installation of two electric car-charging stations around Durango. From...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Man found dead from gunshot in Durango West II

A man in his thirties was found dead with a gunshot wound to his chest on Sunday in a neighborhood west of Durango, according to La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Nate Harris. Around 4:35 p.m.,...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County may update marijuana licensing rules

La Plata County wants feedback from the public as it considers updates to county marijuana licensing regulations to create a more flexible permitting process for applicants. Proposed revisions...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Durango Herald announces new publication schedule

The Durango Herald will eliminate three print editions per week beginning April 1 as more of its readers turn to its online and social media sites for news. The change, which will include three...

DATE: March 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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