Benjamin Mandile

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Mountain lion strikes a pose in Hermosa resident’s backyard

A young mountain lion found itself at the center of attention earlier this month when it took a break in a Hermosa resident’s backyard. Deedee Courter said a mountain lion had been seen wandering...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

SkyRaider Trail construction starts in east Durango

Trails 2000 and the city of Durango have an opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to build and eventually hike a new trail. The SkyRaider Trail will connect the Powerline Trail near Molas Drive to...

DATE: June 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

10-acre blaze on Missionary Ridge burns in thick debris

The 186 Fire, a 10-acre blaze burning east of Hermosa on Missionary Ridge, had not grown in size as of Wednesday afternoon. Denise Alonzo, spokeswoman for the San Juan National Forest, said a...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde license plates approved by state Legislature

Mesa Verde National Park has a rich history filled with tales of those who braved the cold winters and dry summers to survive. Next year, Colorado drivers will have the opportunity to pay tribute...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Swiftwater rescue team enters its busy season

Waterways are running at near-peak levels this week after the San Juan Mountains received above-average snowfall this winter. The high water can be an allure to river users, but also a danger for...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife seeks public comment on big game seasons

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting public comment until midnight June 26 about structuring big-game hunting seasons from 2020 to 2024. The season structure, which is reviewed every five years...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Animal experts have tips for keeping pets safe this summer

Temperatures are rising in Southwest Colorado, which means it is time for pet owners to consider the safety and comfort of their furry companions as more people venture outdoors. With temperatures...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | UPDATED: 15 hours 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis signs law to stop wage discrimination

When Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act last month, he capped 39 years of efforts to address unintentional pay discrimination. Members of the legislative session who...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire’s scar looms as life returns to normal

Residents were filled with fear, horror and shock when the 416 Fire grew from a “wisp of smoke” to an 11,000-acre wildfire on June 1, 2018 – the first day of the 416 Fire. Since then, residents...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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