The year the nation noticed us


The year the nation noticed us

Images from the most read topics online, as well as some selections from Durango Herald editors of stories in 2012.

Most-read online

1. Sydney Spies ignites controversy with yearbook photo, January

2. Dylan Redwine, 13, disappears during visit, November

3. Weber Fire burns 10,000 acres near Mancos, June

4. USA Pro Cycling Challenge starts in Durango, August

5. BP explosion kills 1 and injures 2, June

6. Herald runs series on local veter- ans returning home, July

7. Missionary Ridge Fire, 10 years later, June

8. Kimber Brown, 5, dies, February

9. Four die in head-on crash near Bondad, June

10. Fire breaks out near air park, July

The year the nation noticed us

Flames from the Weber Fire are seen encroaching on a house in the Elks Springs Ranch subdivision south of U.S. Highway 160. The fire, which started June 22 and lasted 15 days, caused $5 million in damage.
This photo of Sydney Spies, taken by Thru the Lens Photography and provided by her mother, Miki Spies, was rejected for inclusion in the Durango High School Yearbook. Spies’ story was the most-read story on The Durango Herald website in 2012.
Dylan Redwine
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