Shane Benjamin

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Father plans search party for Dylan Redwine's remains

Mark Redwine, the father of Dylan Redwine, is organizing a community search for his son's remains. The seven-day search is scheduled for Aug. 4-11 on Middle Mountain, northeast of Vallecito...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio man arrested on suspicion of filming upskirt video at Walmart

An Ignacio man suspected of taking video up the skirt of a woman at Walmart in Durango has been arrested on suspicion of invasion of privacy for sexual gratification. Jaime Uriel Flores-Carbajal,...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Option to pay out settlement funds leads in Ute election

IGNACIO - Southern Ute tribal members who fought for the distribution of millions of dollars from a lawsuit settlement appear to have achieved victory on May 4, potentially ending a contentious...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Energy sources, costs at issue in LPEA board election

Six candidates are vying for three seats in this year's election to the board of directors for La Plata Electric Association, which provides electricity to residents and businesses in Archuleta and...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute members to vote on distribution of lawsuit money

IGNACIO - After months of infighting, Southern Ute tribal leaders agreed Tuesday to hold a special election that will allow members to vote on whether millions of dollars should be kept by tribal...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County Humane Society in running for $50,000 renovation

La Plata County Humane Society is in the running for a $50,000 prize to renovate its Durango shelter. The shelter was "stunned and thrilled" to learn it was named as one of five national finalists...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County Sheriff's Office investigating shooting near Oxford

A La Plata County man was shot once in the chest Tuesday morning near Oxford in what is being investigated as an attempted homicide northwest of Ignacio. The victim was identified as Michael...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute members rail against leadership

IGNACIO - Members of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe in Southwest Colorado say their tribal government operates in secrecy, ignores the will of its people and subverts its own constitution. Much of...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Hesperus Ski Area reopens after mid-season closure

Hesperus Ski Area, which closed mid-season to conduct lift maintenance, reopened Wednesday. The ski hill 11 miles west of downtown Durango closed Feb. 21 after an unannounced inspection by the...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Child abuse case dismissed against Ignacio teacher

A former Ignacio High School teacher accused of assaulting a student no longer faces misdemeanor charges for child abuse. La Plata County Judge Martha Minot ruled on Feb. 24 that Harris Murphy is...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Head-on reroutes traffic on Highway 160

U.S. Highway 160 was closed for more than an hour Thursday west of Gem Village for a two-car crash involving a La Plata County Sheriff's deputy patrol vehicle. The crash occurred at 7:26 a.m. near...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio man suspected of running over girlfriend goes missing

Police are searching for an Ignacio man suspected of skipping town on $6,000 bail after running over his girlfriend with a car in downtown Bayfield. Case Fields, 31, has been missing for nearly...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

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