Benjamin Mandile

Position: Herald Staff Writer

No invasion: tarantulas just coming out to mate

The time of year is approaching when residents of Southwest Colorado are likely to encounter more tarantulas than usual. It’s not uncommon to see the hairy eight-legged creatures scurrying across...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Old wood pallets given new purpose

Wooden pallets at the end of their lives are finding a new purpose through the rustic craftsmanship of one Arboles woodworker. Chris Myles finds, cleans and strips down pallets at his workshop and...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Motorcyclists to roll in this weekend for Four Corners rally

Motorcyclists from far and wide are expected to descend this weekend on Southwest Colorado for the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally. The rally will feature new events and accommodations, including a...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County Fair kicks into high gear this weekend

A man in a blue lab coat listened intently as contestants explained their rabbits’ characteristics, including fur, health and personality. Family, friends and curious onlookers stood in a...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Perseid meteor shower will compete with light of full moon

Stargazers hoping to watch the annual Perseid meteor shower this month may be disappointed because a full moon Aug. 15 likely will wash out a number of meteors from view. Rather than the usual 60...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Heat wave may be receding in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado will soon receive a reprieve from above-average temperatures. A high-pressure system sitting over the region is blamed for the above-average temperatures, including nine days so...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Forecasters call for drier-than-average monsoon

Southwest Colorado appears to be headed into a dry spell, and even the monsoon may be drier than average, according to the National Weather Service. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms with...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Fourth of July returns to Southwest Colorado, sans drought

Residents and visitors will have multiple firework shows and Fourth of July activities to choose from this week, a welcome change from last year, when most shows were canceled as a result of...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio library offers a different kind of learning

When people imagine the typical services a library offers, they probably think of summer reading programs, printing services or movie nights for the public; but the Ignacio Community Library is...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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