Position: Herald Staff Writer

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La Plata County officials have vowed to continue to move forward with updates to its outdated land-use codes, but they will pivot from their original timeline to take a hard look at the draft set...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

La Niña isn't going anywhere, anytime soon

The culprit behind this year's abnormally warm temperatures and lack of snowfall in Southwest Colorado - a weather pattern known as La Niña - is showing no signs of breaking down. "It's...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

15-year-old Ignacio High School student found dead Wednesday

A 15-year-old Ignacio High School boy was found dead Wednesday morning at his home, authorities reported. Emergency personnel responded around 6 a.m. to a home on County Road 526, just east of...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Amid backlash, La Plata County pushes back timeline for land-use code

After a flurry of public opposition, La Plata County will push back its timeline in adopting updated land-use codes to allow sufficient time to address concerns raised by residents over the past...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Trio launches effort to recall La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt

Three La Plata County residents filed a petition Thursday morning to request a recall election to unseat La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. The petition was co-sponsored by Michael Cugnini,...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Truck dumps 46,000 pounds of lumber on Wolf Creek Pass

A truck driver making his maiden voyage over Wolf Creek Pass avoided serious injury Wednesday but found out the hard way why the pass is one of the most dangerous in the state of Colorado. "It...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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