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

Timeline: Lightner Creek Fire grows; homes evacuated

Following is a summary of Wednesday's reporting on the Lightner Creek Fire, which was reported live at durangoherald.com and the-journal.com First report: 4 p.m. Firefighters are evacuating...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde wheels out a meaty Spruce Tree BBQ for summer

Fans of smoked meats and hearty sides now have one more reason to tour Mesa Verde National Park this summer.The Spruce Tree BBQ has reopened on the Spruce Tree Terrace, about 20 miles inside the...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Man found dead Sunday from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 60-year-old male was found dead on Sunday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on a trail near Haviland Lake, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Investigator Peter...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Travel Channel seeks extras for Butch Cassidy reenactment

The Travel Channel is coming to Durango on Sunday, and it’s looking for extras to take part in a reenactment of one of infamous outlaw Butch Cassidy’s more famous train robberies. According to...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcycle crash throws two over back of car

No one was seriously injured in a motorcycle versus car crash near the intersection of Florida Road and East Animas Road on Saturday afternoon. A teenage driver turned left in front of an coming...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys home east of Durango

A mobile home was destroyed in an early morning fire Monday in the Alpine Shadows subdivision, east of Durango. The fire was reported at 4:42 a.m. on East Pine Ridge Road, northeast of Elmore’s...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire engulfs recently vacated building on Camino del Rio

Flames engulfed a building on the site of a planned hotel on Camino del Rio around midnight Sunday, shooting flames into the night sky as smoke billowed through downtown Durango. About 30 percent...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News