Herald Staff Report

Scattered, light snow expected in San Juan Mountains

Winter storms are expected to tease the San Juan Mountains with snow throughout the weekend, dropping fewer than 5 inches above 8,000 feet, according to the National Weather Service in Grand...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute Detention Center to remain open

The Southern Ute Tribal Council on Monday reversed a decision to close the Southern Ute Detention Center and said it will instead seek new funding to keep the facility open in 2020, according to an...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Odds look good for a white Christmas in Southwest Colorado

It’s looking like Southwest Colorado is on track for a white Christmas. Scott Sterns, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction, said a storm system approaching from the...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Injuries reported in crash near Ignacio

Highway 151 was reopened Tuesday after a two-vehicle crash closed the road, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The vehicles crashed at 12:12 p.m. Tuesday between Tiffany and Allison, closing...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio woman gets prison for fatal DUI

An Ignacio mother who killed someone while driving drunk – a dangerous crime that prosecutors said the woman “did not care” about – was sentenced this week to 14 years in prison. Twyla Casados, 34,...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Snow on radar for this weekend in Southwest Colorado

Expect some snow this weekend in Southwest Colorado. According to the National Weather Service, a storm is moving into the region beginning Thursday, bringing with it the chance for snow until...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio man sentenced for drive-by shooting

An Ignacio man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison in connection with a drive-by shooting last summer on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Antonio Castro, 24, was driving a gold-colored van...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Winter weather advisory forecasts snow in mountains

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Thursday as an incoming snowstorm could drop up to a foot of new snow in the high country of the San Juan Mountains. The National Weather Service...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute fire agency plans brush burn

Southern Ute Agency Fire Management began a planned brush pile burn in Sandoval Canyon on Wednesday. The 120-acre burn was scheduled to continue until Friday but stalled because of weather...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Letters to Santa can be dropped off at The Durango Herald

Santa Claus has selected The Durango Herald to help collect letters this year from local children. Drop off your child’s letter in Santa’s mailbox, located outside the Herald offices, 1275 Main...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

National forest Christmas tree permits on sale

Christmas tree permits, which allow people to cut their own holiday tree, are on sale for $8 at San Juan National Forest offices and selected retail outlets in Southwest Colorado. A permit allows...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Purgatory Resort delays opening for lack of snow

Purgatory Resort has pushed back its Saturday opening for lack of snow. Resort officials announced Thursday they now plan to open the ski area Wednesday, a day before Thanksgiving. According to a...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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