Herald Staff Report

Hesperus Ski Area opens Saturday

Snow fell just in time for the Hesperus Ski Area's Saturday opening. The hill, on U.S. Highway 160 11 miles west of Durango, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, with night skiing starting in...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

FCC taking public comments on Denver TV access

As La Plata County officials work to make Denver television access a reality, residents can voice their opinions on in-state programming. Residents can submit comments to the Federal Communications...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio man suspected of running over girlfriend is charged

An Ignacio man accused of running over his girlfriend with a car last month in Bayfield was charged Monday in La Plata County District Court. Case Fields, 31, was charged with second-degree...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield cross country 7th at regionals, sends one runner to state

The Bayfield High School cross country teams finished seventh at Friday's Colorado 3A Region 1 Cross Country meet in Delta, and will send one runner to the Colorado High School Activities...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Sports

Driver in rollover near Bayfield dies

Francis Taylor, the driver of a vehicle that rolled on U.S. Highway 160 near Bayfield on Aug. 29, died in a Denver-area hospital on Sept. 3 at the age of 23. Taylor had been admitted in the...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County seeks feedback on barking dog regs

On Tuesday, the public will have a chance to provide input and get information about La Plata County's proposed regulations on barking dogs and animal cruelty. County staff has spent the past year...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

UPDATE: Search efforts broaden for man, 3 children in Weminuche Wilderness

Search efforts were increased Monday afternoon after no trace was found near Dollar Lake of a man and three children lost in the Weminuche Wilderness. There are about 25 personnel searching for the...

DATE: July 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Search underway for man, 3 children in Weminuche Wilderness

A search and rescue effort is underway for a 32-year-old man and three children who did not return from what was supposed to be a day hike in the Weminuche Wilderness on Saturday. La Plata County...

DATE: July 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Items of interest found in Redwine search

A five-day search for evidence connected with the death of 13-year-old Dylan Redwine uncovered items of interest. The La Plata County Sheriff's Office declined to release details about what was...

DATE: July 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Durango honors Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss

Blue and yellow ribbons hung from posts, trees and awnings along Main Avenue in Durango fluttered in a light breeze early Saturday as the town honored Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss. Flags were lowered to...

DATE: June 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Flags, ribbons to line motorcade

American flags and blue and yellow ribbons are planned to line the motorcade route in honor of Jeff Kuss. A group will gather from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the bottom of Greenmount Cemetery Hill to...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Second church thief pleads guilty

The second of two men arrested in the theft of more than $14,000 from a Bayfield church pleaded guilty on Tuesday to identity theft, a class 4 felony. Lucas Charles Gallegos, of Mancos, will be...

DATE: June 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

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