Position: Herald Staff Writer

House District 59 candidate Paul Jones earns spot on November ballot

A Gunnison man has successfully petitioned his way onto the November ballot to challenge state Rep. Barbara McLachlan for Colorado's House District 59. Independent candidate Paul Jones gathered...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Firefighters contain 3-acre blaze on Missionary Ridge

Firefighters have fully contained a three-acre wildfire burning in the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire burn scar area north of Durango, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Firefighters continued to...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

416 Fire is 45 percent contained

Favorable weather conditions have helped slow the 416 Fire, allowing firefighters to shift their focus from fire suppression to repairing areas damaged during firefighting efforts. At the same...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Electric fencing to protect LPEA substations from burrowing critters

La Plata Electric Association has begun a long-term project to install electric fencing around the transformers in its substations in order to keep animals from causing power outages. Power...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine river times

Thursday's going to be a hot one

Get out your ice cream cones and swimsuits. Temperatures will reach 93 degrees Thursday, said Tom Renwick, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. The weekend should...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Scorching weather to persist, with one possible blip on the radar

Weather forecasters are calling for above-average temperatures and low levels of humidity this week and early next week in Southwest Colorado. They offered one bit of hope for moisture later this...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

KSUT enters final stretch of capital campaign for new studio space

KSUT Public Radio has about three months to finish raising money for its three-phase capital campaign, which will include a new studio with improved programming and an endowment fund. KSUT must...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Democrats square off for La Plata County treasurer in primary

Two Democrats are vying for La Plata County treasurer - the only locally contested race in the June primary election. The candidates are incumbent Allison Aichele and Tim Walsworth, who is director...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Many La Plata County positions uncontested in primary

Some parts of this year's primary ballot for La Plata County voters will feel less like a multiple-choice test and more like an exercise in filling in oval circles. That's because ballots for both...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Backfires used to choke 416 Fire of fuels

PURGATORY - There's an old saying: "Fight fire with fire." That's what firefighters did Monday on the 416 Fire. They used drip torches to set their own fires, called "backfires," in an effort to...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Stricter fire restrictions start Friday

Stricter fire restrictions have been implemented this week as a result of dry conditions with little relief in sight. La Plata County fire chiefs will recommend that county commissioners enact...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Spring storm brings snow to the high country

A spring storm brought rain and snow Wednesday morning to Southwest Colorado, and more is expected Wednesday night and Thursday morning. There was a 70 percent chance of showers throughout the day...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: News