Herald Staff Report

Heavy smoke may be visible with 441 Fire ‘burnout’ operations

A small team of firefighters were working Thursday to contain the approximately 50-acre, lightning-caused 441 Fire burning in the Missionary Ridge area between Durango and Lemon Reservoir. ...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Portion of Pine River Trail closed for repairs

The U.S. Forest Service announced a portion of the Pine River Trail has been closed for public safety as a result of flooding and high water, which are causing the trail to collapse. The popular...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Two cases of livestock virus confirmed in La Plata County

Two cases of the vesicular stomatitis virus, a disease that primarily affects livestock, have been confirmed in La Plata County, according to state health officials. The Colorado Department of...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Authorities identify victims of fatal crash east of Bayfield

Law enforcement has identified two people killed in a head-on crash Tuesday night on U.S. Highway 160, east of Bayfield. The crash involved three vehicles shortly before 7 p.m. near mile marker...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

U.S. Highway 160 closed east of Bayfield for double fatal crash

Two people died in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday evening on U.S. Highway 160 east of Bayfield near the Archuleta-La Plata county line, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bear breaking into campsites trapped near Haviland Lake

A bear that was breaking into campsites at Haviland Lake, north of Durango, was trapped Thursday night, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The bear was reportedly breaking into coolers and...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Wildfire contained near well pad east of Bayfield

A lightning-sparked wildfire burning 5 miles east of Bayfield near a well pad was contained Monday evening. The fire burned about a tenth of an acre north of mile marker 107 on U.S. Highway 160...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric Association warns of new scam

Residents and businesses are reminded not to be fooled by impersonators who claim to be representatives of La Plata Electric Association threatening to disconnect service for lack of payment....

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County hires community development director

La Plata County has hired a community development director, nearly four months after the resignation of Planning Director Jason Meininger. In February , Meininger announced he planned to resign,...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio High grads encouraged to pursue meaningful work

The Ignacio High School class of 2019 received their diplomas Saturday to the sound of raucous applause and confetti cannons. The 37 graduates were encouraged by science teacher Stephen Morris to...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ceremonies will honor veterans on Memorial Day

The Durango Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Allison-Tiffany Cemetery will hold Memorial Day activities Saturday and Monday. Saturday VFW Post No. 4031 will distribute buddy poppies at local...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute Bear Dance to be celebrated Friday, Saturday

The Southern Ute Bear Dance Powwow will be held Friday and Saturday at the SunUte Community Center in Ignacio. Registration will start at 4 p.m. on Friday. The Gourd Dance will be held at 5 p.m....

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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