Herald Staff Report

Some finalists named in Durango Chamber of Commerce awards

Finalists have been named in six categories for the annual Durango Rocks event to be held Jan. 17 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The event, presented by the Durango Chamber of...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Hesperus Ski Area opens with 21-inch base, more on the way

Hesperus Ski Area has finally received enough snow to open for the season, a spokeswoman for the ski area said Monday. With a base of 21 inches of snow and another 15 inches forecast over the next...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Denver firm completes sale of San Juan Basin assets

A Denver firm has completed its acquisition of about 90 oil wells in the San Juan Basin in northern New Mexico. In October, Encana Corp. announced it would sell its assets in the basin for $480...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fire Department practices rescues on icy lakes

Staff of the Durango Fire Protection District conducted a simulated ice rescue and cold-water drowning exercise last week on Turner Lake in Falls Creek. Leo Lloyd, an EMS training captain, said the...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus Ski Area delays opening day

Hesperus Ski Area will delay its planned opening day because of lack of snow. Kim Oyler, spokeswoman for the ski area, said in a prepared statement Thursday that Hesperus Ski Area, 12 miles west of...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Animas High School warns of hand, foot and mouth disease

Animas High School is warning students and parents of a case of hand, foot and mouth disease among the student body. Hand, foot and mouth disease is a contagious illness caused by different...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass to be closed part of Wednesday, all day Thursday

Drivers traveling from Durango to Ouray via U.S. Highway 550 should plan to take another route Thursday as the Colorado Department of Transportation closes the highway for the entire day to allow...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide prevention forum to highlight community efforts

Those working to prevent suicide will update the community about their work involving Durango School District 9-R, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and other organizations at a forum this week. The...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

How to hunt for your Christmas tree in the national forest

Your Christmas tree is out there – waiting for you in the forest. A journey on a cold afternoon to find that prize is an annual ritual for many people in Southwest Colorado. The San Juan National...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trials reset for couple charged with animal cruelty

Two La Plata County residents charged with more than 30 counts of animal cruelty had their jury trials reset this week. Jeffery and Elizabeth Jackson were supposed to stand trial in November and...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Early-morning snow creates slick conditions for commuters in Durango

A surprise snowstorm that came and went early Monday made for a slick morning commute for many Durango-area drivers, especially on North College Drive where multiple vehicles slid on a sheet of ice...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Early dusk increases wildlife collision danger

With Daylight Saving Time ending early Sunday, Colorado residents will lose an hour of sunlight in the evenings, which means wildlife movement at dusk will likely conflict with high rush-hour...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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