Herald Staff Report

Wildfire scorches 100 acres; homes under evacuation and pre-evacuation notice

Here is the latest news on the 416 Fire north of Durango. 5:48 p.m. A second evacuation site has been opened for people who have had to flee the fire. The evacuation center is at Silverton School,...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wild horse, burros can be adopted on the internet BLM opens an ‘Online Corral’

The Bureau of Land Management has launched an “Online Corral” to begin the adoption process for wild horses and burros. The website connects people who would like to adopt wild horses and burros...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Lake Nighthorse delays motor boating until May 19

The city of Durango announced a four-day delay in the start of motorized boating on Lake Nighthorse. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is repairing the parking lot where the boat ramp is located, and...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Morley Ballantine inducted into Hall of Fame

COLORADO SPRINGS – Morley Ballantine, former chairman, publisher and editor of The Durango Herald, has been inducted into the Colorado Press Association Hall of Fame. Ballantine was recognized for...

DATE: May 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel about state of the media to be part of Durango Literary Festival

Four local journalists and educators will be part of a panel on Wednesday about the media industry, in conjunction with the Durango Public Library’s Literary Festival. The discussion, “The...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road work starts Monday, lasts all summer, east of Pagosa Springs

Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor A&S Construction Services will start a four-month pavement resurfacing project Monday on a 14.3-mile section of U.S. Highway 160, from mile...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police looking for suspects in marijuana shop burglary

Durango Police are trying to identify two male suspects that broke into a recreational marijuana shop late Saturday night. According to Sgt. Rita Warfield, two subjects forced entry around 9:25...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents to share stories of immigration

Immigration. The word itself evokes a range of emotions for different people. Some immediately think of “illegal immigration,” a topic of much debate these days. Others think of their ancestors’...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department investigating homicide

The Durango Police Department is investigating a homicide on Plymouth Drive, according to a city news release. A 51-year-old man was found dead in his home April 13, the release said. A medical...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort offers free skiing on season’s final weekend

Purgatory Resort will offer free lift tickets Saturday and Sunday, its final weekend of the season. Purgatory will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, and snow is in the forecast. Skiers and...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Fort Lewis College to hold 54th Hozhoni Days

The 54th annual Hozhoni Days Powwow will be held Friday and Saturday in Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College. The event’s Navajo name translates to “days of beauty” and, according to the...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC hosts poet-activist Olivia Gatwood for Women's History Month

Fort Lewis College is celebrating Women’s History Month, and it is putting the spotlight on political activist and author Angela Davis. On Monday, students could stop by a table to get a mug with...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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