Herald Staff Report

Purgatory Resort announces opening day

For the third year in a row, Purgatory Resort plans to open the weekend before Thanksgiving. According to a Thursday news release, the ski resort north of Durango will start offering rides up the...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

Smoke from 842 Fire to settle in nearby valleys

As of Monday evening, the 842 Fire in the HD Mountains near Chimney Rock National Monument expanded to a total of 743 acres, and fire crews expect to burn-out an additional 300 acres in days ahead....

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

KSUT may receive $1 million matching fund from Southern Ute Indian Tribe

The race is on for KSUT. The Ignacio-based public radio station has until Oct. 1, 2018, to raise $1 million in cash and pledges to receive a matching fund from the Southern Ute Indian Tribe,...

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

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

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