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Fort Lewis College professor developing app for firefighter safety

What if firefighters had an interactive map that could tell them the most efficient escape routes and the amount of time it would take to find safety while fighting wildfires? Well, a Fort Lewis...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff candidates tout experience and emphasize leadership abilities

The three candidates running for La Plata County Sheriff have different ideas about how the department has functioned in the past four years and what should be done to make the region safer for its...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Opioid Memorial Wall will not visit

Herald Staff Report The Opioid Memorial Wall will not be visiting the Durango Public Library Monday because of snow storms on the Front Range. The display was planned to raise awareness about the...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Leader of DU’s school of social work campus in Durango to retire

The founding director of Durango’s University of Denver School of Social Work campus, Wanda Ellingson, is retiring after 16 years. Before she started as director, Ellingson helped develop the...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 17 hours 20 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

General Election ballots will be mailed Monday

Ballots will be mailed Monday to voters across La Plata County ahead of the Nov. 6 General Election. Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker said she expects turnout to be strong for the midterm...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Reeling in a win

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Agencies to work on Twin Buttes prescribed burn

Durango Parks and Recreation Department is working with Durango Fire Protection District and Twin Buttes to complete a prescribed burn in the Twin Buttes open space starting Tuesday and continuing...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Climber suffers critical injuries in fall at Transfer Park

A 19-year-old man was flown to Albuquerque Saturday night with critical injuries after falling 65 feet while free climbing at the Transfer Park north of Lemon Reservoir. Upper Pine River Fire...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Disposal fees jump up at Montezuma County landfill

Disposal fees at the Montezuma County landfill will increase in 2019 to save money for $3 million in estimated closure costs when the current landfill reaches capacity and the permit expires in...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

PCC to close cosmetology program at Southwest campus

The cosmetology program at Pueblo Community College Southwest in Mancos will close in May 2019. The school cut the program because of low enrollment and unsustainable jobs in the Mancos/Cortez...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes elect two out of 16 candidates

Ute Mountain Utes elected Alston Turtle and Selwyn Whiteskunk to the Tribal Council during a well attended election Friday, according to unofficial results. Sixteen candidates threw their hats into...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez High School notifies parents of Safe2Tell report

Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 received a report that a student might have been armed near the high school on Friday, but police and school administrators determined that students were not...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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