Position: Herald Staff Writer

Autopsy offers no clue for cause of woman's death

Preliminary autopsy results have found no clues to explain why a 40-year-old Bayfield woman was found dead along Florida Road last week, according to La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. "We didn't...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Company fined for construction worker's death in Bayfield

A Colorado-based construction company found responsible for unsafe conditions at a Bayfield worksite that contributed to the death of a 23-year-old man in September has been ordered to pay $14,075...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County land-use codes draw more than 1,000 residents

La Plata County's proposed land-use code was shown no love Tuesday night as well over 1,000 people showed up to lambaste the codes as an example of government overreach and an infringement on...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Shooting range approved to operate in La Plata County

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday approved a shooting range and gun safety school, despite some concerns from nearby residents over noise and safety. La Plata County resident Tim Gwynn...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Woman found dead Saturday identified as 40-year-old Forest Lakes resident

A woman found dead Saturday along Florida Road has been identified as a 40-year-old Forest Lakes resident, but authorities are at a loss about the circumstances of her death. Around 7:15 a.m....

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Juniper trees across Southwest Colorado are taking a mysterious turn

Across Southwest Colorado, juniper trees may look like they're dying, but local foresters say the situation is a lot more complicated - and puzzling - than meets the eye. "It's very strange," said...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Driver in fatal crash near Pagosa Springs tests above limit for marijuana

A driver who died last month after causing a three-vehicle crash just west of Pagosa Springs tested nearly double the legal driving limit for THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana,...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County Commissioner Brad Blake to seek second term

Sitting La Plata County Commissioner Brad Blake announced Tuesday he will run for re-election this year. "There's a lot of good things happening at La Plata County and a lot of tough things," Blake...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Frustrations mount over La Plata County's proposed land-use code

Frustration boiled over this week as some La Plata County ranchers and farmers opposed a new land-use code, which some see as an example of government overreach and an infringement on property...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio man suspected of DUI causes crash, flees scene on foot

Colorado Highway 172 was closed for more than an hour Saturday night after an Ignacio man suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol hit another vehicle then fled the scene on foot. Around...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

BP donates nearly 200 acres near Bayfield as open space

BP American Production Company has donated nearly 200 acres near Bayfield to be preserved as open space, said Amy Schwarzbach, executive director of La Plata Open Space Conservancy . The land, now...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Snow is on the way - 'It's not just a possibility,' forecaster says

Finally, snow is on the way to Southwest Colorado. "It's not just a possibility," said Dennis Phillips, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. "It's actually going to...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: News