Position: Herald Staff Writer

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

Pagosa Springs, New Mexico authorities explore possible link between 2 deaths

Authorities are looking into a possible link between a death Wednesday at the Colorado-New Mexico state line and a robbery turned fatal shooting Sunday in Pagosa Springs. The New Mexico State...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Robbery turned shooting leaves one dead, shooter on the loose

A robbery turned shooting Sunday night in Pagosa Springs has left one dead, with the suspect reportedly on the loose. Archuleta County Coroner Dan Keuning said Larry Fisher, 71, of Pagosa Springs...

DATE: March 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio shooting suspect killed in standoff with Farmington police

A 25-year-old Bayfield man suspected of being involved in a shooting last month in Ignacio was killed early Tuesday in a standoff with Farmington police after he charged SWAT officers with a...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Toddler dies after neck gets stuck in truck window

A 2-year-old Durango girl died Wednesday after her neck became stuck in an automatic car window, according to the La Plata County Sheriff's Office. Authorities have not released the name of victim...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Police identify children involved in fatal shooting near Arboles

The Archuleta County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the juveniles involved in a shooting last week in Arboles. Archuleta County Undersheriff Tonya Hamilton said the victim is Branden...

DATE: March 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

9-year-old accidentally shot and killed by sibling Friday in Arboles

A 9-year-old was accidentally shot and killed by his juvenile sibling Friday afternoon in Arboles, according to multiple reports. Archuleta County Sheriff Rich Valdez told The Pagosa Springs Sun...

DATE: March 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Police identify suspect in Ignacio shooting

A 25-year-old Bayfield man who is the prime suspect in a shooting that occurred last weekend in Ignacio remained on the loose Tuesday and is considered "armed and dangerous," according to the...

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Winter storm hits Southwest Colorado high country

A winter storm is bringing heavy snow to the high country of Southwest Colorado as expected, with travel restrictions already in place for the mountain passes around Durango. On Coal Bank, Molas...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News