Herald Staff Report

Fire burns 634 acres in HD Mountains

Although thunderstorms moved through the area, the 842 Fire received almost no rain, and dry weather conditions allowed fire crews to burn 111 acres this weekend in the HD Mountains near Chimney...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado residents urged to get bear smart

In response to recent bear conflicts in Colorado, including close encounters, home invasions and an attack on a camper in Boulder County, Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges residents to get educated...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Ross to open Saturday

Ross, a national retailer, will open on Saturday in the Durango Mall. The clothing store will open in a 21,000-square-foot space that has been vacant for many years. It will be the 33rd Ross...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

LPEA installs charging stations for electric vehicles

La Plata Electric Association recently installed two Level II ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations at its Durango headquarters, 45 Stewart St. Four outlets are available for members to...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Lightner Creek Fire evacuees can begin to return home

After a day of significant progress on the Lightner Creek Fire, residents who were evacuated will be able to return to their home in stages, beginning tonight, Saturday. Beginning at 8 p.m. today,...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Lightner Creek Fire declared disaster emergency

The Lightner Creek Fire grew to approximately 300 acres on Thursday, fueled by dry conditions and gusting winds. There is zero containment of the fire, which grew to about 300 acres by Thursday...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

House, shed scorched in early morning fire east of Durango

A mobile home was destroyed in an early morning fire Monday in the Alpine Shadows subdivision, east of Durango. The fire was reported at 4:42 a.m. on East Pine Ridge Road, northeast of Elmore's...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Red-flag warning issued for La Plata County on Friday, Saturday

Fire danger will be heightened in La Plata County on Friday and Saturday. The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning beginning at noon Friday and extending through 10 p.m. Saturday for...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Winter weather advisory issued for Wednesday to Friday in Southwest Colorado

If you took a chance and planted outside before Memorial Day, get out the garden blankets. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction issued a winter weather advisory for the high country...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Animas River spring runoff being monitored

River flows will continue to rise throughout the Animas River watershed as the winter snowpack in the high country melts with the onset of warm weather. During spring, sediments high in heavy...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Writers group launches Cedar Moon literary journal

The Ignacio Writers Group is taking their writing to the next level, and they want you to help them celebrate. The group will launch its first issue of their literary journal Cedar Moon, from 6 to...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Storm expected to bring snow to mountains near Durango

A winter weather advisory is in effect in the San Juan Mountains for elevations above 9,000 feet as an approaching storm is expected to bring more than a foot of snow, according to the National...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

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