Herald Staff Report

Senate OKs bill that would speed up mine reimbursements

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would expedite reimbursements to local governments, Native American tribes and states affected by the Gold King Mine blowout last year. As part of the...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grand opening set for new online charter school

A statewide online charter school held a grand opening celebration Tuesday in Durango – its newest location – and a “Getting Started” event for newly enrolled students and their families. Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

Alias used by suspect in van theft, chase causes confusion

Some confusion arose on social media in recent days because a man arrested in connection to a vehicle theft and chase was using an alias. The man arrested last week after leading deputies on a...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Governor appoints district court, county judges

A federal prosecutor living in Durango has been tapped by Gov. John Hickenlooper to serve as a district court judge for the 6th Judicial District, which includes Archuleta, San Juan and La Plata...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two injured in crash after chase outside Silverton

A high speed car chase Monday on U.S. Highway 550 just south of Silverton ended when the vehicle went off the roadway and crashed into a tree, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office said. A post on...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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