Herald wins 45 awards in annual press contests, including 2 for general excellence

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Herald wins 45 awards in annual press contests, including 2 for general excellence

Pine River Times collects four awards, including best website
Taylor Bond slides off his horse and onto a steer during the Durango Fiesta Days steer wrestling contest at the 2018 La Plata County Fairgrounds.
A Durango Police Department officer looks inside a vehicle to see if anyone else is in a car in January 2018 after it rolled off East Animas Road (County Road 250) just south of Trimble Lane landing upside down in an irrigation ditch.

Herald wins 45 awards in annual press contests, including 2 for general excellence

Taylor Bond slides off his horse and onto a steer during the Durango Fiesta Days steer wrestling contest at the 2018 La Plata County Fairgrounds.
A Durango Police Department officer looks inside a vehicle to see if anyone else is in a car in January 2018 after it rolled off East Animas Road (County Road 250) just south of Trimble Lane landing upside down in an irrigation ditch.

Herald wins 45 awards in annual press contests, including 2 for general excellence

Herald wins 45 awards in annual press contests, including 2 for general excellence

Bayfield High School cheerleaders cheer on their team during the Colorado High School Activities Association Class 2A football state championship game against La Junta High School at BHS.

Herald wins 45 awards in annual press contests, including 2 for general excellence

The 416 Fire chews through vegetation near the top of Hermosa Cliffs above U.S. Highway 550. Herald Photography Editor Jerry McBride earned second place in the Picture Story/Photo Essay category for “416 Fire” in the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters contest.

Herald wins 45 awards in annual press contests, including 2 for general excellence

April Fry walks through her living room with her daughter, Abby, 4, in their home at Animas Village Apartments. The home flooded with mud and debris, a result of flooding from the 416 Fire. Herald Photography Editor Jerry McBride earned third place in the Spot News Photo category for “Flooded home” in the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters contest.

Herald wins 45 awards in annual press contests, including 2 for general excellence

An ash devil rises several hundred feet into the air above the 416 Fire burn area.

Herald wins 45 awards in annual press contests, including 2 for general excellence

A hand crew makes its way to the 416 Fire in June.

Herald wins 45 awards in annual press contests, including 2 for general excellence

A hawk sores above the 416 Fire burn area west of U.S. Highway 550.

Herald wins 45 awards in annual press contests, including 2 for general excellence

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