Position: Herald Staff Writer

Up to a foot of snow coming to Southwest Colorado high country

A winter storm is on its way that could bring up to a foot of snow to the high country of Southwest Colorado, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather advisory is in effect from...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric Association will return nearly $4 million to customers

La Plata Electric Association customers who have paid an electric bill since 2016 will share nearly $4 million in dividends, according to a news release issued Oct. 26. Every year, LPEA sends back...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

New multi-events center, fairgrounds could cost more than $80 million

A new multi-event center and fairgrounds proposed to be built on Ewing Mesa could end up costing more than $80 million to build when all is said and done, according to an estimate by a design...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Few show up to comment on La Plata County's 2018 budget

The near absence of public input on La Plata County's 2018 proposed budget, which is riddled with cuts to services amid a continuing decrease in oil and gas revenues, was probably the loudest voice...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

CBI: Sheriff's deputy likely died from self-inflicted gunshot wound

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Thursday evidence suggests La Plata County Sheriff's Office deputy Jeremiah Lee, who was found dead with a gunshot wound inside a burning home, died of a...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Sheriff's deputy resigned days before he was found dead

More details emerged Tuesday surrounding the death of a La Plata County Sheriff's Office deputy who was found dead in a burning house last week with a gunshot wound. According to a news release...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Man found dead Friday was longtime Bayfield resident, La Plata County Sheriff's Office deputy

Authorities have confirmed the man found dead with a gunshot wound inside his burning home early Friday morning is longtime Bayfield resident and La Plata County Sheriff's Office deputy Jeremiah...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County's draft budget aims to 'live within our means'

La Plata County's proposed 2018 budget is a tale of "living within our means," officials said, as the county adapts to a steady decline in revenues from the oil and gas industry. The most striking...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Mercy Hospice House welcoming patients

After nearly six years in the making, Mercy Hospice House opened on Tuesday. "This is going to be a great alternative for patients," said Tina Gallegos, director of Mercy Hospice House. Mercy...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Construction worker dies after being ejected from lift on Bayfield construction site

A 23-year-old man who was ejected from a man lift at a construction site in Bayfield last week died Saturday. The Trinidad man was working with a construction crew contracted by the town of...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Climber falls near Lemon Reservoir

A 40-year-old rock climber from Durango who fell 100 feet while climbing in an area northeast of Durango on Saturday is expected to recover from his injuries, friends of the man said Sunday. Thad...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Last-minute Durango Rally in Four Corners deemed a success

Trevor Bird, who took over as owner of the Durango Harley-Davidson dealership in June, had only four weeks to throw together a motorcycle rally when it became apparent the longstanding Four Corners...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: News