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San Juan National Forest names district ranger in Bayfield

By Shannon Mullane Herald Staff Writer San Juan National Forest representatives announced Wednesday they have filled the district ranger position for the Columbine Ranger District. James Simino,...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Call for parade floats in Arboles

Tara Historical Society will hold the TARA Independence Parade at 1 p.m. on June 29 in Arboles. To enter a float or for more information, call Pat Everett at 883-7711.

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Artists invited to submit to art show

Local artists of all ages and all mediums are invited to submit samples of their work to be considered for inclusion in the Pine River Library Fall Community Art Show, which will run from October...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Mesa Verde National Park visitation down 8% in wake of fires, federal shutdown

Visits to Mesa Verde National Park declined about 8% in 2018 compared with the previous year because of wildfires and the partial federal government shutdown. Visits to the park dropped from...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Late winter storms stunt summer produce in La Plata County

Winter 2018-19 brought many benefits to Southwest Colorado. It dumped enough moisture to lift the region from the most threatening drought in the country. It brought snow and cool temperatures that...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Purgatory Resort sees 47% rise in skier visits

Heavy snowfall across the state this winter boosted visits to Colorado ski resorts, especially Purgatory Resort. Purgatory saw a 47% increase in visits from the 2017-18 season to the 2018-19...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Flood advisory in effect for Animas, Los Pinos and La Plata rivers

Flood advisories for the Animas, La Plata and Los Pinos rivers are in effect until further notice, according to the National Weather Service. Minor lowland flooding and flooding along the Animas...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Retired Durango doctor, wife recovering from head-on crash east of Bayfield

Bayfield resident and well-known doctor Richard Grossman was reading The Durango Herald in the passenger seat of his Toyota Prius on his way to Pagosa Springs on Friday when he looked up to see an...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Update: Mancos, La Plata, Animas rivers are near flood stage

Rivers in Southwest Colorado on Saturday again approached flood stage as warm weather sent snowmelt downstream overnight. The National Weather Service on Saturday issued flood advisories for the...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Houston, Chicago direct flights land in Durango

Todd Kratz of Houston has been to Durango dozens of times, but none of his trips were quite as “pleasant” as Saturday’s flight, he said. Kratz was one of 54 passengers who flew in a 104-foot long...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Flyovers offer bird’s-eye view for Assessor’s Office, emergency personnel

In 2015, La Plata County started conducting flyovers in an attempt to use aerial photography to better inspect homes and businesses for tax purposes, and by all accounts, it has worked, adding...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Food-sharing events to be held for residents of southeastern La Plata County

Residents in southeastern La Plata County will have the opportunity to pick up as much fresh produce as they need during two upcoming mobile food-share events . The U.S. Department of Agriculture...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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