Herald Staff Report

Insect to be released to combat invasive weeds in Southwest Colorado

A wasp will be brought to two Southwest Colorado wetlands this spring to join the battle against the noxious Russian knapweed, which harms native plants and wildlife. The effort, according to the...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric Association releases salary for new CEO

La Plata Electric Association’s new CEO will earn more than her predecessor. Jessica Matlock will make $285,000 annually, a bit more than current co-op CEO Mike Dreyspring, who earns $252,948,...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Colorado attorney general to speak Saturday in Durango with other elected officials

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser will hold a town hall Saturday in Durango to discuss this year’s legislative session and other state and local affairs. Local law enforcement officials, 6th...

DATE: May 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Durango Diaries tackles pickleball, trains and armed combat

Durango Diaries, the twice-a-month storyteller series hosted by The Durango Herald , will be held Wednesday. Three Durango residents will talk about why they do what they do for fun – and how to...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Wayne and Melody Semler honored as Cattlemen of the Year

Wayne and Melody Semler, ranchers in Bayfield, were selected as this year’s Cattlemen of the Year by the La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen’s Association. At the association’s annual banquet last...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Freeze warning issued for towns across Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a freeze warning from 3 to 8 a.m. Friday for cities across western Colorado. Locations under a freeze warning include Rangely, Dinosaur, De...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Scam text messages hitting La Plata Electric Association customers

La Plata Electric Association cautions members not to be fooled by a scam in which impersonators, who claim to be from the cooperative, are contacting members and threatening to disconnect them for...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Herald wins 45 awards in annual press contests, including 2 for general excellence

The Durango Herald staff won 45 awards Friday and Saturday in two major newspaper contests, including awards for general excellence, best website and public service journalism. The newspaper won...

DATE: April 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Sen. Michael Bennet undergoes surgery, requires no further treatment

Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado had successful surgery for prostate cancer and requires no further treatment, a spokeswoman said Friday. Earlier this month, the 54-year-old Democratic senator said...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Residents affected by bullying will share their stories

Durango Diaries, the twice-a-month storyteller series hosted by The Durango Herald , will be held Wednesday. Three Durango residents who are either experts about or victims of bullying will talk...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Durango residents who made mid-life career shifts share their stories

Durango Diaries, the twice-a-month storyteller series hosted by The Durango Herald , will be held Wednesday. Three Durango residents who made dramatic career shifts will share the stories of the...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

The Durango Herald announces new editor, staff changes

Ballantine Communications Inc., which owns The Durango Herald and The Journal , announced the promotion of three staff members this week, including Trent Stephens, who will serve as senior editor...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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