Position: Herald Staff Writer

Cattlemen honor Browns at annual banquet

It's a busy time of year in the agricultural community, between cows calving, sheep lambing, crops to be planted, ditches to be cleared ... well, you get the picture. But all of that was put aside...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado Gives Day is today

Your favorite nonprofit has probably been inundating you with numerous emails, postcards and other promotions as Colorado Gives Day arrived today. December is a make-or-break time for many...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Former Blue Angel speaking to benefit Kuss scholarship

Almost two months after Capt. Jeff Kuss' death while practicing maneuvers with the famed Blue Angels, his life continues to be honored. The Durango-born Marine pilot died June 2 near an airport...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Capt. Jeff Kuss' remains come home to Durango

The Durango-La Plata County Airport was hot, dry, windy and solemn Friday afternoon as Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss' family and his remains came home to Durango. Kuss, 32, died in a plane crash June 2...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Homes, oil and gas resources threatened by La Plata County wildfire

The Black Ridge Fire ignited Wednesday afternoon on Southern Ute land in southern La Plata County. Here's the latest: 4:55 p.m. Residential structures and oil and gas resources are threatened by...

DATE: July 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Quilters Guild celebrates 30 years of artistry, philanthropy

Quilting historically has provided a way to keep people warm, offered a creative outlet to women and served, upon occasion, as a means of protest or advocacy. For the La Plata Quilters Guild ,...

DATE: July 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Durango prepares for military funeral for Capt. Jeff Kuss

La Plata County will grieve for one of its own Saturday as Capt. Jeff Kuss is brought home for burial. The Durango native and Blue Angels pilot died in a plane crash June 2 in Smyrna, Tenn., while...

DATE: June 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Scholarships, fund established to honor Capt. Jeff Kuss

More ways to honor Durango native Capt. Jeff Kuss have been created as family and friends begin to process his death. Kuss, 32, died June 2 when his plane crashed shortly after takeoff during a...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Durango to mourn Blue Angels pilot Jeff Kuss on Saturday

For five days, the coverage of the death of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, a member of the Blue Angels has focused on his life as a pilot. But for La Plata County residents, the Durango native was the kid...

DATE: June 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio High student attending national conference

Ignacio High School sophomore Gabriana "Gabby" Creason recently brought home a gold medal from a state conference for a project about sexual consent. Creason evaluated her classmates' understanding...

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio students struggle on new standardized tests

The Ignacio School District learned it has serious work to do after seeing its Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test results. The district's single best...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield kindergartner left on bus

A 5-year-old was left on a Bayfield School District school bus in frigid temperatures Monday morning and was found walking down U.S. Highway 160B by a member of the Upper Pine Fire Protection...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

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