Herald Staff Report

Flooding concerns close several campgrounds near Silverton

A number of popular campgrounds near Silverton will be closed until at least early July because of concerns about potential flooding. The U.S. Forest Service said the campgrounds include five paid...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 65-year-old woman was found dead Tuesday in the parking lot of Andrews Lake, near the top of Molas Pass north of Durango, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Climber rescued after falling northeast of Durango

A climber was rescued Monday evening after falling near the northwest boundary of Taylor Ranch, a subdivision about 5 miles northeast of Durango. The woman had to be lifted 230 feet after injuring...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association warns of new scam

Residents and businesses are reminded not to be fooled by impersonators who claim to be representatives of La Plata Electric Association threatening to disconnect service for lack of payment....

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Herald welcomes three new members to news team

The Durango Herald welcomes three new journalists to its newsroom: Shannon Mullane, Benjamin Mandile and James Marshall. Mullane is a staff writer covering the Pine River Valley, including...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Public can now view radar from temporary station on Missionary Ridge

Information from a temporary radar system north of Durango is now available to be viewed by the public. La Plata County officials released a public link to view the imagery, which can be accessed...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flood advisory issued for La Plata River

A flood advisory has been issued for the La Plata River near Hesperus as rising temperatures and increasing snowmelt have pushed the river toward flood stage. The National Weather Service in Grand...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Remembering the fallen: Memorial Day activities in Durango

The Durango Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Allison-Tiffany Cemetery will hold Memorial Day activities Monday: 10 a.m.: Vietnam War service, Iris Park, 1234 Camino del Rio, in Durango. 11 a.m.:...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Insect to be released to combat invasive weeds in Southwest Colorado

A wasp will be brought to two Southwest Colorado wetlands this spring to join the battle against the noxious Russian knapweed, which harms native plants and wildlife. The effort, according to the...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association releases salary for new CEO

La Plata Electric Association’s new CEO will earn more than her predecessor. Jessica Matlock will make $285,000 annually, a bit more than current co-op CEO Mike Dreyspring, who earns $252,948,...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wayne and Melody Semler honored as Cattlemen of the Year

Wayne and Melody Semler, ranchers in Bayfield, were selected as this year’s Cattlemen of the Year by the La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen’s Association. At the association’s annual banquet last...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Scam text messages hitting La Plata Electric Association customers

La Plata Electric Association cautions members not to be fooled by a scam in which impersonators, who claim to be from the cooperative, are contacting members and threatening to disconnect them for...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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