Position: Herald Staff Writer

Southwest Colorado in 'exceptional drought'

Both La Plata and Montezuma counties are in an "exceptional drought" listing - the most critical drought category from the U.S. Drought Monitor - and it doesn't look as if there's any hope for a...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Vallecito residents debate future of ATV use

A debate has ignited among residents about the future use of all-terrain vehicles around Vallecito. The community conversation was sparked by an ATV-rental company's request to expand the services...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Animal Protection may be tapped to help curb human-bear conflicts

Residents and businesses in La Plata County may see stricter enforcement this summer of the county's ordinance intended to reduce human-bear conflicts. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday took...

DATE: April 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Climbers injured near Durango in stable condition

Two women who were injured while climbing Saturday afternoon northeast of Durango suffered moderate injuries and were in stable condition Sunday afternoon, said Upper Pine River Fire Protection...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Much-needed rain expected in Southwest Colorado

Desperately needed rain appears to be on its way to parched Southwest Colorado this weekend. Mike Charnick, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Grand Junction , said there will be a...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Mancos man who killed two in crash sentenced to prison

A Mancos man was sentenced to two years in prison for a deadly high-speed crash into an SUV carrying a family of four last July that left a father and son dead, and a mother and younger son in...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Durango woman cited for destroying sign that asked for signatures in Lachelt recall effort

Police have cited a Durango woman for destroying a sign that asked for signatures in the effort to recall La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. Durango Police Cmdr. Ray Shupe said officers...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Snow headed for San Juan Mountains Monday into Tuesday

With Southwest Colorado's snowpack for the year just above half of normal historic averages, an approaching storm that is expected to drop up to 8 inches of snow in the San Juan Mountain high...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County fires Texas firm contracted to rewrite land-use codes

The Texas firm that many county staff, commissioners and residents said missed the mark in drafting La Plata County's land-use code has been fired. La Plata County spokeswoman Megan Graham said...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Suspect in Pagosa Springs shooting found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A suspect in the fatal shooting last week at Ski & Bow Rack in Pagosa Springs was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound near the Colorado-New Mexico state line, according to authorities....

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Passenger in fatal motorcycle crash expected to recover

A Durango woman who was riding as the passenger on a motorcycle that was involved in a fatal crash Saturday in Bayfield was listed in critical but stable condition Tuesday morning, according to a...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Driver charged, victims identified in fatal motorcycle crash

A Bayfield woman faces charges after police said she caused a head-on crash Saturday on U.S. Highway 160 with a motorcycle, leaving one person dead and another in critical condition. Katherine...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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