Position: Herald Staff Writer

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

La Plata County man narrowly escapes early morning house fire

A La Plata County man narrowly escaped a house fire with non-life threatening injuries early Monday after he was awoken by a fire alarm, said Upper Pine River Fire Protection District Chief Bruce...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County adopts revised comprehensive plan

La Plata County has officially adopted its overhauled comprehensive plan, ending a three-year process to update the plan, which hadn't been revised since 2001. The La Plata County Planning...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

New gas drilling technology could open inaccessible land in HDs

An area east of Bayfield could be a testing ground for an innovative technology developed by BP American Production Company that holds the possibility of opening previously inaccessible areas to...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Silverton aims to honor town marshal slain in 1880s

If it weren't for the ink of Silverton's only newspaper, the tragic story of the small town's marshal, who was gunned down by an infamous outlaw gang in 1881, would likely fall into the deep annals...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Mercy Regional Medical Center's first baby of 2017 arrives

Battling a winter storm and icy roads, Henry and Bridget Gonzales made the 45-minute drive from Bayfield to usher in the first baby of 2017 born at Mercy Regional Medical Center on Tuesday. Kozell...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Three Vallecito Lake residents displaced by mobile home fire

A mobile home fire Monday night has displaced three Vallecito residents, consuming their home and all their belongings. "We lost everything," said Alan Ridgeway, who was renting the unit with his...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

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