Position: Herald Staff Writer

BLM advisory group returns, updated with Trump goals

It appears the Bureau of Land Management's Southwest Resource Advisory Council is back, this time with a new look after being overhauled by the Trump administration. The Southwest RAC is a citizen...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad rolls again

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad pulled out of the station in Durango headed for Silverton on Friday, marking the first full trip since track damage caused by floods hamstrung the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

It's official: Monsoons a bust this summer

It's official: The monsoon has been declared a bust. "Oh yeah, it was bust," said Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction . "Definitely not a good...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Complaint against Treasurer Allison Aichele's campaign finances dismissed

The Colorado Secretary of State's Office on Tuesday dismissed a complaint that alleged La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele violated campaign finance laws. In June, it came to light that...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Sheriff's candidates spar about turnover, morale, homelessness

Two challengers seeking to be the next La Plata County sheriff criticized turnover, low morale and the treatment of homelessness during the past four years. Candidates for three contested races in...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Most fault road access to Village at Wolf Creek, others see economic potential

A majority of people who weighed in on the U.S. Forest Service granting the Village at Wolf Creek road access opposed the decision, citing many faults with the proposed resort atop Wolf Creek Pass....

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Natural gas pipeline and wells proposed east of Bayfield

An 8-mile natural gas pipeline and a handful of wells are being proposed in the Fosset Gulch area, east of Bayfield. The project - the Northern Extension Pipeline and associated Fruitland Coal Gas...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

BP looks to pull out of Southwest Colorado, northern New Mexico

BP American Production Co. is contemplating pulling out of the San Juan Basin natural gas and oil field in what could be another devastating hit to the economy in Southwest Colorado and northern...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Treasurer Allison Aichele has 10 days to explain mistakes in 2014 campaign finance filings

La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele has 10 days to explain mistakes related to her 2014 campaign filings and to prove there was no intentional wrongdoing. The Colorado Secretary of State's...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Treasurer candidate files campaign finance complaint against opponent

The Republican challenger in the La Plata County treasurer's race has filed a complaint with the Colorado Secretary of State's Office against his opponent, Allison Aichele, asking for a complete...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Investigation finds no foul play in death of former La Plata County Sheriff's deputy

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said foul play was not the reason for the death of former La Plata County Sheriff's deputy Jeremiah Lee, who was found dead in his Bayfield home in October...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

After third offense, Durango man fined $1,000 for feeding bears

A Durango man has been ticketed for intentionally feeding bears - for the third time in eight years - resulting in a $1,000 fine and a likelihood the bears will have to be euthanized. "You just...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: News