Herald Staff Report

New trail construction underway in Hermosa Creek Special Management Area

Trail construction has begun on a new route in the Hermosa Creek Special Management Area, which will be the first non-motorized trail in the San Juan National Forest to allow e-bikes. The U.S....

DATE: Aug. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Reservation initiates Stage 1 fire restrictions

Because of minimal monsoon moisture, current high temperatures, dry fuel conditions and the occurrence of recent wildland fires, Stage 1 fire restrictions will be implemented for all trust lands...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT to break ground on $98.6 million U.S. Highway 550 realignment

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin construction this month on realigning U.S. Highway 550 to connect with the Grandview interchange in south Durango. The project will complete the...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College will mentor CU Boulder postdoctoral students

Students completing their doctorates at the University of Colorado Boulder are now eligible for a newly formed postdoctoral teaching fellowship at Fort Lewis College. The new program, [email protected], is a...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College adds electric vehicle charging stations

Two electric vehicle charging stations have been installed in the Sitter Family Hall parking lot at Fort Lewis College. Four vehicles will be able to charge at once with each ChargePoint station...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College drops SAT, ACT tests for 2021-22 year

First-year students for the 2021-22 school year will not have to take SAT or ACT tests to gain admission to Fort Lewis College after many students were unable to schedule dates for the...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College lands $33M for Health Sciences Center

Fort Lewis College will get its new Health Sciences Center after all despite the economic chaos caused this year by COVID-19. Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill Tuesday providing funding for higher...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County resident tests positive for septicemic plague

A La Plata County resident has tested positive for septicemic plague, which health officials believe was transmitted by fleas from a ground squirrel. San Juan Basin Public Health announced the...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Folk Festival canceled

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another local summer festival. KSUT Presents announced the cancellation of the 25th Annual Four Corners Folk Festival on Thursday, saying that the decision to...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Fort Lewis College’s Native American Center receives $1.6M donation

The Fort Lewis College Native American Center has received a $1.6 million donation from the John and Sophie Ottens Foundation to cover the center’s annual costs and to support student needs. The...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

East Canyon Fire 100% contained; Sand Creek Fire tested by storms

The Sand Creek Fire, burning 20 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs, didn’t grow measurably on Saturday despite afternoon winds that moved in with a storm. The fire was listed at 71 acres on Sunday...

DATE: June 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body found in Animas River in south Durango

Emergency workers responded Tuesday afternoon to a report of a body in the Animas River behind Escalante Middle School in south Durango. A rafting company was heading downstream when someone...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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