Benjamin Mandile

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Motorcyclists to roll in this weekend for Four Corners rally

Motorcyclists from far and wide are expected to descend this weekend on Southwest Colorado for the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally. The rally will feature new events and accommodations, including a...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pup shot, left for dead, has new home on a ranch

RED MESA – Gil “the wonder pup,” a paraplegic dog from Arizona, completed his journey to find a “forever home” when he arrived last week in southwest La Plata County. Gil’s journey started more...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

High Country Hustle set for first album release

Local bluegrass band High Country Hustle is set to release its first studio album, both through online distribution sites and in hard copy, in either late August or early September. The group put...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Teens memorialize friend with mural at Big Picture High School

Community members are installing a mural at Big Picture High School in memory of Kaila Craig, a 19-year-old Durango woman who died in a car crash earlier this summer . The idea to create a mural...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

No invasion: Tarantulas just coming out to mate

The time of year is approaching when people are likely to encounter more tarantulas than usual. It’s not uncommon to see the hairy eight-legged creatures scurrying across the road or in search of...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango seeks feedback on electric vehicle charging stations

Two surveys on the city of Durango’s website gathering input on the potential use of electric vehicle charging stations in town will be used in determining where EV drivers juice up their cars next...

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

When will Southwest Colorado receive relief from the heat?

The National Weather Service expects temperatures to remain in the upper 80s or lower 90s into next week. Meteorologists said residents can expect “warm, dry and breezy” conditions this weekend....

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

Should Durango Parks and Recreation offer eGaming?

Durango is known for its outdoor lifestyle, but as the city looks to its future, video games could play a bigger role. It has been recommended the city consider adding eGaming to its diverse list...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Perseid meteor shower will compete with light of full moon

Stargazers hoping to watch the annual Perseid meteor shower this month may be disappointed because a full moon Aug. 15 likely will wash out a number of meteors from view. Rather than the usual 60...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofits help mitigate spread of weeds around 416 Fire burn area

Southwest Conservation Corps and Mountain Studies Institute have partnered on a project to help landowners mitigate weed growth that came as a result of the 416 Fire. A work crew from Southwest...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heat wave may be receding in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado will soon receive a reprieve from above-average temperatures. A high-pressure system sitting over the region is blamed for the above-average temperatures, including nine days so...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two arrests made in connection with break-ins at Fort Lewis College

A man and a woman have been charged in connection with breaking into buildings and stealing and eating food at Fort Lewis College. In a Facebook post on June 18, FLC police sought the public’s...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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