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Wolverines outlast Bobcats, finish 2-0 at SWCO Classic

17th-century English poet John Donne once wrote that no man is an island. But despite riding a strong Ocean current, a couple more stand-out efforts may have been the life-preservers the 2019...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Fatal avalanche involved students with Silverton Avalanche School

Backcountry skiers caught in an avalanche last weekend, leaving one dead, were taking part in an avalanche safety course with the Silverton Avalanche School, according to the Colorado Avalanche...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield-area house damaged in fire

Firefighters saved a home early Sunday near Bayfield. Upper Pine Fire Protection District Fire Chief Bruce Evans said hot ashes placed in a plastic garbage container outside the garage of a house...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

U.S. Highway 160 closed Tuesday in two spots near Bayfield

U.S. Highway 160 reopened between Gem Village and Bayfield as of 12:40 p.m., but remained closed about 5 miles east of town because of a two-vehicle crash. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Los Pinos Fire wants to advertise for new chief in March

Candidates who are interested in being the new chief of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District won't apply for the position while turmoil is roiling the district. That was the message Interim Fire...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Too bad government shutdown doesn't include Trump's access to Twitter

Our so-called president bragged for many months that he would shut down the government if he didn't get his way on funding for his border wall to keep out brown people. He proclaimed it to the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Support Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act to reduce gas emissions

At a time when few good tidings are coming out of our capital, a welcome bipartisan bill emerged this holiday season. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act has been introduced in both the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Did Durango Herald editor really mean what was written in editorial?

To the Durango Herald: Your editorial of Friday, Dec. 28, is surely one of the most curious published by the Herald in recent memory. To begin with, the Trumpian tantrum headline ("We're Out of...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Be Frank Foundation thanks community

By Karl Herr What a great year for Be Frank Foundation programs! The first annual BFF Elementary Orchestra and DRUM festival was held in May, including an evening concert with Maestro Thomas Heuser...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Children's book addresses depression

A story about a friendly tortoise who likes to dress up and decorate her shell sounds like a cute children's book, right? Which "The Tortoise and the Flair" is, but it also dives into a deeper...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio Middle School scores improve in reading, math

Ignacio Middle School is celebrating a quiet victory in the middle of the school year. The school's state CMAS scores in math and English in 2018 made significant improvements over 2017. "This...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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