Position: Herald Staff Writer

Bear cub injured in 416 Fire is bandage-free

An orphaned bear cub whose paws were burned in the 416 Fire has almost fully recovered. "The burns have healed nicely, and at this point, I'd say her paws are about 95 percent healed," said Michael...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine river times

Englewood man cited with DUI after crash on Black Bear Pass

A 28-year-old Englewood man was cited Sunday with drunken driving after causing a harrowing accident on Black Bear Pass, a dangerous and difficult mountain road that connects Silverton and...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Receding shoreline leaves dock high and dry at Vallecito Reservoir

Drought's domino effect in Southwest Colorado has hit again, this time at Vallecito Reservoir. With the reservoir less than 50 percent full, and waters continuing to drop, lake managers intend to...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County downgrades to Stage 2 fire restrictions

La Plata County on Wednesday downgraded to Stage 2 fire restrictions. In a unanimous vote, La Plata County commissioners decided that with more moisture in the region, which has tempered fire...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad eyes Thursday reopening

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad hopes to resume coal-fired steam engine service to Silverton on Thursday, after more than 40 days stuck in the depot. "We are preparing to run on that...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Abandoned boat found crashed on road north of Vallecito Reservoir

An abandoned boat was found in the middle of the road Saturday night just north of Vallecito Reservoir. The marooned vessel was reported on County Road 501 near the intersection with Mushroom Lane,...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Hunter's Run Golf Course closes after 25 years

Hunter's Run Golf Course, after nearly 25 years in business, has closed while the longtime owners try to find a buyer to take over operations in Oxford. Owner Robert Hardaway has owned the...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Issues at Treasurer's Office increase costs to county

La Plata County will have to spend more money for financial audits until at least 2019 because lingering issues in the Treasurer's Office identified last year have not been fixed and are putting...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Allison Aichele wins primary for La Plata County treasurer

Incumbent La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele won Tuesday's Democratic primary, beating challenger Tim Walsworth. La Plata County Clerk & Recorder Tiffany Parker said Tuesday evening that the...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County treasurer faces $66,500 fine for late financial disclosures

La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele faces a $66,500 fine from the state of Colorado for failing to properly file financial disclosures that date back to her 2014 campaign. The Secretary of...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County will remain in Stage 3 restrictions

La Plata County will not downgrade its fire restrictions because weather conditions and fire danger have not changed to justify the move, commissioners said on Thursday. Commissioners unanimously...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

BLM, San Juan National Forest to reopen lands Thursday

Despite the continued extreme drought conditions in Southwest Colorado, the U.S. Forest Service announced it will reopen the San Juan National Forest Thursday, which was closed last week because of...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News