Position: Herald Staff Writer

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

La Plata County approves 2 new marijuana growing facilities

La Plata County commissioners approved two marijuana-growing facilities on Tuesday. The first project was proposed by Watertowne Properties LLC for a 6,000-square-foot building to house various...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Winter weather advisory in effect for San Juan Mountains

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the San Juan Mountains as a storm approaches that could drop more than a foot of snow in the high country north of Durango. The National Weather Service...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Grass-roots group forms to change La Plata County's draft land-use codes

A contingent of property owners in La Plata County has formally organized a grass-roots group to change the county's proposed draft land-use codes, which they say impose too many regulations and...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Americans for Prosperity ends campaign against La Plata County's land-use code

Americans for Prosperity has ended its campaign against La Plata County's proposed land-use codes, for now, the group's deputy state director Tamra Farah said Monday. Last month, AFP announced it...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Coal Bank, Molas passes open; Red Mountain Pass still closed

Coal Bank and Molas passes have reopened on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango as of Tuesday morning, but Red Mountain Pass between Silverton and Ouray remained closed as crews perform avalanche...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County adopts revised ethics policies

La Plata County commissioners formally adopted on Tuesday revised ethics policies that address issues such as lobbying and perceived conflicts of interest. The updates come after some county...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio man found dead from gunshot wound

An 80-year-old Ignacio man was found dead last week from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Clyde Leonard McFarlin was found dead by his wife around 12 p.m....

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

CDOT worker hit by car in Pagosa Springs dies Sunday

A Colorado Department of Transportation worker who was hit by a vehicle in Pagosa Springs last week died Sunday, according to family. Nolan Olson, 64, was filling potholes Feb. 2 on U.S. Highway...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Tim Walsworth, BID leader, to run for La Plata County treasurer

Tim Walsworth, executive director of the Durango Business Improvement District, will challenge incumbent Allison Aichele for La Plata County treasurer. "I've always worked in public service my...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County's draft land-use codes miss the mark

La Plata County officials have vowed to continue to move forward with updates to its outdated land-use codes, but they will pivot from their original timeline to take a hard look at the draft set...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County assessor prepares to end 32-year run

Long before marijuana was legalized in the state of Colorado, La Plata County assessor Craig Larson went to appraise a house north of Durango, only to find the decks of the house loaded with...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News