Position: Herald Staff Writer

Scorching weather to persist, with one possible blip on the radar

Weather forecasters are calling for above-average temperatures and low levels of humidity this week and early next week in Southwest Colorado. They offered one bit of hope for moisture later this...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

KSUT enters final stretch of capital campaign for new studio space

KSUT Public Radio has about three months to finish raising money for its three-phase capital campaign, which will include a new studio with improved programming and an endowment fund. KSUT must...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Reducing personal water use in small ways adds up

The small ways people can reduce water use in their day-to-day lives can be especially important during a drought. Education about water conservation is important in both rainy years and dry years,...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango recreation economy feels heat from smoke, land closures

Outdoor recreational opportunities are becoming somewhat limited as a result of poor air quality and public land closures in Southwest Colorado. The U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday closed the San...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College raising funds to buy river company

Fort Lewis College is raising private funds to purchase a river rafting company, which would be used by faculty and students for academic and recreational trips. If the deal goes through, the...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Evacuations can be especially complicated for pet owners

Being evacuated and having to find a place to live can be emotionally and logistically difficult. But doing it with pets can be even more challenging. Residents who are evacuated don’t want to be...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Evacuees may be surprised by what insurance covers

When wildfire is bearing down on a home, insurance might not be the first thing people think about. But taking a moment to inventory and document your possessions can pay off in the long run. When...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

In race for governor, Stapleton focuses on economy, state spending

Walker Stapleton, a Republican running for governor, hopes to draw on his eight years of experience as Colorado’s treasurer to improve state’s economy. The candidate hopes the state will be filled...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thunderstorms possible this week, but little rain expected

Thunderstorms are expected to roll through Southwest Colorado this week and into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. There is 30 to 50 percent chance of thunderstorms Wednesday,...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Long-term drought could harm wildlife in Southwest Colorado

Drought conditions are affecting many aspects of human life in Southwest Colorado, but they’re also impacting wildlife across the region. Some animals, such as birds, do not need to drink much...

DATE: May 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton students examine the town’s untold stories

On a Monday night in May 1902, Silverton’s Chinese residents were chased out of town, in an event the newspaper called a “murderous attack.” They were forced out of town and made to walk south...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Tow truck driver slides off Molas Pass on icy roads

One person was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon after the truck he was driving rolled off the side of Molas Pass at the Lime Creek curve. The driver, Don Curnow of Animas Towing & Recovery,...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News