Position: Herald Staff Writer

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

BP pipeline ruptures near Bayfield, spills into Sauls Creek

A BP pipeline running along Sauls Creek in Bayfield was discovered ruptured last week, spilling coal-bed methane produced water into the creek and forcing the emergency construction of an earthen...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio company fined by state oil and gas regulators

Maralex Resources and its sister company, Maralex Disposal, were fined a total of $45,000 on Monday by the Colorado oil and gas regulatory arm for violations at two production sites in La Plata...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado bird atlas tracks changing population trends

Bird lovers interested in the species' habitat and health throughout Colorado need wait no longer. The Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas, which is only released in 20-year intervals and is...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Fawn euthanized after resident brings it to animal shelter

Wildlife officials euthanized a baby deer Saturday after someone who thought it was abandoned put the animal in their car and took it to the Humane Society, effectively signing its "death...

DATE: July 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Chaco Canyon oil and gas lease sale delayed

An oil and gas lease sale near Chaco Canyon was postponed this week for the third time, leaving conservationists and tribal communities on edge over the uncertain future of one of the country's few...

DATE: June 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Allison property owner refuses fire investigators access

The cause of a fire that burned through an Allison property last month remains undetermined after the property owner refused investigators access the following day, Los Pinos Fire Protection...

DATE: May 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

BLM extends comment period on oil and gas lease in HD Mountains

The Bureau of Land Management has granted a two-week extension to March 29 for public comment on a contentious proposal to lease 6,137-acres in the HD Mountains southeast of Bayfield for oil and...

DATE: March 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Problems with fueling pumps in Bayfield may have caused thousands of dollars in damages

Drivers filling up at Bayfield's two Conoco stations say they have suffered thousands of dollars in damages within the last two months because of contaminated fuel at one location, and gas...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: News