Herald Staff Report

Suspect in armed robbery caught; another remains at large

One of two Durango men suspected of robbing and assaulting a person at gunpoint has been arrested, according to police. The Durango Police Department posted to its Facebook page Friday morning ...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather service forecasts 90% chance of snow in Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for an incoming storm that’s expected to hit Southwest Colorado on Tuesday afternoon and last through Christmas Day. The advisory...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Odds look good for a white Christmas in Southwest Colorado

It’s looking like Southwest Colorado is on track for a white Christmas. Scott Sterns, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction, said a storm system approaching from the...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory, Telluride picked in Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards

Readers of Condé Nast Traveler demand quality from one of the country’s most prestigious and awarded magazine publishers – making its Readers’ Choice Awards a reasonably reliable travelers’...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man flees deputies at La Plata County Courthouse

A 32-year-old man wanted for allegedly violating a protection order led police on a chase Monday afternoon, but it wasn’t long before he was caught by authorities. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police looking for man who stole thousands from downtown business

The Durango Police Department is looking for a suspect who broke into a downtown business and stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and computer equipment. Cmdr. Ray Shupe said the man...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man sentenced for drive-by shooting

An Ignacio man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison in connection with a drive-by shooting last summer on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Antonio Castro, 24, was driving a gold-colored van...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus Ski Area announces opening day

Hesperus Ski Area announced its plans to open for the season Friday. Laura Haidet, a spokeswoman for the resort, said trails will open for skiers and tubers from 4 to 9 p.m. for night skiing. The...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heavy snow, strong winds predicted for San Juan Mountains

Snow is on its way to Southwest Colorado, meteorologists predict, and the Colorado Department of Transportation is preparing for slick conditions in the southern San Juan Mountains. A winter storm...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow on radar for this weekend in Southwest Colorado

Expect some snow this weekend in Southwest Colorado. According to the National Weather Service, a storm is moving into the region beginning Thursday, bringing with it the chance for snow until...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio woman gets prison for fatal DUI

An Ignacio mother who killed someone while driving drunk – a dangerous crime that prosecutors said the woman “did not care” about – was sentenced this week to 14 years in prison. Twyla Casados, 34,...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

57-year-old man found dead south of Durango

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspected suicide after finding a body Monday evening south of Durango with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. A passerby reported a...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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