Herald Staff Report

Prescribed burns under way in San Juan National Forest

Aerial ignition operations were conducted Sunday on two prescribed burns in the San Juan National Forest. Linda Parker, public information officer on the burns with the U.S. Forest Service, said on...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Upper Pine Fire Protection District hosts 9/11 Stair Climb

Upper Pine Fire Protection District hosted the second annual 9/11 Stair Climb on Wednesday at the Durango SkySteps leading to Fort Lewis College. Fire Capt. Josh Schmidt spoke at the event, with...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Three injured in rollover crash near Bayfield

U.S. Highway 160 was closed in both directions east of Durango for more than 1½ hours Thursday evening after a single-vehicle rollover near Lon’s Automotive. The highway reopened about 6:30 p.m.,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Upper Pine fire assisting in hurricane response

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District is sending two crew members and an ambulance to Florida to assist in emergency aid in anticipation of a hit from Hurricane Dorian. As a network...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado seat belt use hits record high at 88%

More drivers are wearing seat belts in Colorado than ever before. A survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation shows seat-belt use improved to 88.3% in 2019 from 86.3% in 2018. This is the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio High School football announces schedule change

The Ignacio High School football team announced a late change in its schedule on Monday. Ignacio, which was scheduled to open the season Friday night against Crownpoint out of New Mexico, will now...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Southwest Roundtable launches monthlong celebration of the humanities

“History Live Durango” has been a long time coming. A monthlong series of 15 events celebrating the humanities in Southwest Colorado will begin Sept. 3 and will run through Sept. 26. Stories,...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Tiffany church nominated to county’s historic register

A Catholic church in Tiffany has been nominated to be included on La Plata County’s historic register. The county’s “Historic Preservation Review Committee” unanimously nominated the church on...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Haviland Lake to be drained; fish limits lifted

Starting Thursday, it’s a free-for-all for fish on Haviland Lake as wildlife officials prepare to drain the reservoir north of Durango. Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced all bag and possession...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Durango Diaries Season 4 will start with survival stories

Durango Diaries, the biweekly storyteller series hosted by The Durango Herald , will kick off Wednesday when three local residents share their stories of survival. The event will be held at 6 p.m....

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Victim identified, murder suspect arrested in Archuleta County death

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office on Friday identified a woman who was killed earlier this week and arrested a man suspected of killing her. The death was reported about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday in...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Upper Pine uses drone to save time, money monitoring wildfire

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District is touting its use of a drone this week to monitor a wildfire in such a way that it saved time and reduced danger to firefighters. The lightning-caused...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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