Shane Benjamin

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Victims identified in U.S. Highway 160 crash east of Bayfield

A 59-year-old Bayfield man died Wednesday morning in a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 160 a couple of miles east of Bayfield. The victim was identified as Michael D. Scalet, an assistant cross...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Military helicopters to buzz La Plata County

Some residents will be treated to an informal air show of sorts Thursday morning when 18 military helicopters are scheduled to fly through with a brief stop at the Durango-La Plata County Airport....

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

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

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