Position: Herald Staff Writer

Supporters of La Plata County commissioner's recall short more than 2,000 signatures

La Plata County Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker on Tuesday said the petition a trio of residents filed in an effort to recall La Plata Commissioner Gwen Lachelt fell just more than 2,000...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Mark Redwine arraignment set for June 29

Mark Redwine, the Vallecito man accused of killing his son, made a brief court appearance Friday morning for a status conference. He is suspected of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan Redwine, in...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Unaffiliated candidate joins race for La Plata County sheriff

A San Juan County Sheriff's Office deputy has tossed his hat into the ring for sheriff of La Plata County. Adrian Dean Mize is a La Plata County resident who owns San Juan Sky Outfitters. He also...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Coram, McLachlan share views on gun issues

As Durango residents prepared to gather for a march to speak out against gun violence on Saturday morning, state Sen. Don Coram was just blocks away telling his constituents that lawmakers need to...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Vigil planned for Bayfield resident facing deportation

Community members have organized a candlelight vigil for Bayfield resident Edin Ramos, a native of Honduras, who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in early February. The silent...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield business owner faces deportation

The fate of a Bayfield resident who owns two businesses is uncertain after Immigration and Customs Enforcement suddenly detained him when he showed up to a regularly scheduled appointment with ICE...

DATE: March 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Man sentenced to community corrections in robbery, police pursuit

A La Plata County man was sentenced Friday to three years in community corrections after leading police on a multi-hour pursuit north of Bayfield. Michael Fisher Wilson was charged with aggravated...

DATE: March 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield woman found on Florida Road died from alcohol poisoning

Toxicology results show a 40-year-old Bayfield woman found dead in January along Florida Road died of alcohol poisoning. The Durango Police Department responded to a report of a dead body the...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Winter weather advisory issued this weekend for San Juan Mountains

Drivers traveling in the high country this weekend should exercise caution as a winter storm moves into the region Saturday. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

County officials address changes to next election cycle

Colorado county clerks are gearing up for an especially challenging November with several changes to the upcoming election cycle, including new voting equipment and primary election rules. On...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County coroner seeks second term

La Plata County Coroner Janis "Jann" Smith announced Jan. 19 she will run for re-election in November. Smith, a Republican, has held the position since 2012 after being appointed by La Plata...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith announces bid for re-election

La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith announced this week he will run for re-election in November. Smith, a Democrat, was elected to a four-year term in 2014 when he defeated five-term incumbent Duke...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: News