Position: Herald Staff Writer

Last-minute Durango Rally in Four Corners deemed a success

Trevor Bird, who took over as owner of the Durango Harley-Davidson dealership in June, had only four weeks to throw together a motorcycle rally when it became apparent the longstanding Four Corners...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Fire northwest of Bayfield likely accidental

A fire northwest of Bayfield on Saturday that caused upward of $700,000 in damages is likely to be ruled accidental, Upper Pine River Protection Fire Protection District Chief Bruce Evans said. The...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Upper Pine fire sends assistance to Hurricane Harvey victims

As thousands of relief workers descend on Texas for what's being called the worst natural disaster in the state's history, a small unit from Southwest Colorado will be among the ranks. On Friday,...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Durango Rally in Four Corners ensures bikers have reason to come

Labor Day weekend might be a little quieter without the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, which was approaching its 25th year until it was canceled because of financial struggles, but that does not...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Loaded firearm found at Durango-La Plata County Airport security checkpoint

A loaded firearm was found at the security checkpoint on Sunday at the Durango-La Plata County Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The TSA said in a news release...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Arizona man spends night clinging to life vest in Vallecito Reservoir

An Arizona man in his early 20s was rescued Tuesday morning from Vallecito Reservoir after spending the night clinging to a life vest. Roy Vreeland, deputy chief with the Upper Pine River Fire...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Flash flood watch issued for western Colorado, eastern Utah

A flash flood watch is in effect for Durango, as well as most portions of western Colorado and eastern Utah, as slow moving storms could bring heavy rainfall Thursday afternoon. According to the...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Semi-truck spills 42,100 pounds of beer on Wolf Creek Pass

The only casualty was the beer - about 42,100 pounds of it. Last week, a semi-truck driver was westbound on Wolf Creek Pass when the brakes went out just over the top of the pass, said Durango...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Monsoons on their way after dangerously dry June

After an extremely dry June that carried with it an increased risk of wildfire in Southwest Colorado, the monsoon season is on its way. According to Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist with the...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Bear euthanized near Vallecito

A bear that came within a few feet of two children playing outside near Vallecito Lake was tracked and euthanized Tuesday. "It sounds like a broken record but conditions are extremely bad for...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Propane truck crash closes CR 501

County Road 501 near Vallecito Lake was closed this afternoon after a truck carrying propane crashed Monday afternoon, according to Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll. Driscoll said the...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield man who escaped from work-release found Monday

A Bayfield man who walked away from his work-release program last week was arrested Monday morning, according to La Plata County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dan Bender. Timothy Sobley, 48, was...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: News