Position: Herald Staff Writer

Gov. Hickenlooper pledges help to Durango and Silverton in wake of 416 Fire

Local government and business officials pleaded with Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado congressmen Friday to do everything they can to help secure emergency funds to help ailing businesses and...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Treasurer candidate says negative campaign balance issue fixed

La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele's negative campaign balance of more than $23,000 was the result of a filing error she made on money she used to self-fund her last campaign in 2014 that...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Flash-flood watch issued for Saturday, especially around burn areas of 416 Fire

Southwest Colorado may finally receive desperately needed rain this weekend, but it could come at a cost: a flash-flood watch has been issued for Saturday. The National Weather Service in Grand...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County approves Stage 3 fire restrictions

La Plata County entered Stage 3 fire restrictions Tuesday, the most stringent category of rules the county has the authority to put in place in order to reduce the risk of wildfire. The county,...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Cigarette starts fire on Florida Road

Quick action by firefighters early Monday morning stopped a potentially catastrophic human-caused fire on Florida Road (County Road 240). Upper Pine River Fire Protection District Chief Bruce Evans...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Rain could arrive in Southwest Colorado this weekend

Desperately needed rain that could help firefighting efforts in Southwest Colorado is in the forecast. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction says the chance for precipitation starts...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

County treasurer candidates debate in only contested race in primaries

La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele rebuffed criticisms about her leadership by Democratic challenger Tim Walsworth during a candidate forum Thursday night. The two Democratic candidates are...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio shooting suspect in custody

A suspect is in custody in connection with an alleged shooting Wednesday in Ignacio, said Town Manager Mark Garcia. Garcia said the shooting near downtown prompted an immediate and heavy police...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Winds nearly knock over gas station sign in Bayfield

The Royal Dutch Shell company might want to consider placing a wind turbine where its iconic Shell station sign is located in Bayfield. Strong winds nearly knocked over the estimated 80-foot tall...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Challengers defeated in Forest Lakes election

Forest Lakes residents chose to stick with the incumbents in its most recent election for the neighborhood's metro district after a few contentious months leading up to this week's vote. Three...

DATE: May 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

County may update district plans before land-use code

It appears La Plata County officials are in agreement to hold off adopting a new land-use code until district plans, which allows separate communities to set a vision for future growth in their...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Spring storm could drop a foot of snow in San Juan Mountains

Yes, Southwest Colorado is in an exceptional drought. Yes, the entire corner of the state has fire restrictions in place. And yes, there's an approaching spring storm that could dump a foot of snow...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: News