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Mudslide cleanup causes delays Tuesday on Red Mountain Pass

Herald Staff Report The Colorado Department of Transportation is warning travelers of delays Tuesday on Red Mountain Pass, north of Silverton. A mudslide occurred in the area between Forest Service...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley mosquito samples test positive for West Nile virus

Three mosquito samples from the Animas Valley have tested positive for West Nile virus over the last two weeks. The samples are the first collected by the Animas Mosquito Control District to test...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

George Geer Memorial Car Show brings out unusual vehicles in Cortez

Hot rods, old Mustangs and even some homemade contraptions sprawled on the greens Saturday at Centennial Park for the annual George Geer Memorial Car Show. The show is hosted by the Blue Star Moms...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Data-informed policing helps Durango deploy limited resources

An uptick in serious crimes this summer in Durango may be a product of short staffing at the Durango Police Department, Chief Bob Brammer said. The number of “serious crimes” as defined by the FBI...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Sunday 1:55 a.m. Eight to 10 shots were fired in the 300 block of East Fourth Avenue. 2:22 a.m. Someone was arrested for DUI after running into bushes in the 800 block of Camino...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Bayfield school becomes hub for community services

The old Bayfield Primary School is becoming a community hub of sorts, housing new organizations in the building’s classrooms and forming a unique partnership with the school district. On Saturday,...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Front hill leading to Fort Lewis College will reopen Wednesday

The front hill to Fort Lewis College on East Eighth Avenue will reopen Wednesday morning after an extended closure for road maintenance. The road had to be closed June 26 to allow crews to dig up...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Creative district selects community hubs to highlight

A boundary line has been proposed as part of a new creative district meant to spur artistic innovation and spark economic investment in town. The creative district is expected to encompass...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Water outage reported Monday morning

An emergency water line repair was underway Monday at the intersection of Florida Road and Oak Drive, cutting off water service to businesses and homes in the area, according to the city of...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s official: Mark Redwine’s September trial is postponed

Mark Redwine’s trial, which was set to begin in September, will be postponed. Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in 2012, was scheduled to go to trial Sept. 17. The...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Animal Services director decides fate of thousands

Chris Nelson has decided the fate of thousands of dogs and cats as director of Animal Services at the La Plata County Humane Society. For 18 years, he’s determined when to put animals down and...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marine from Mancos, Colorado, dies after combat in Iraq

The Marine Forces Special Operations Command on Sunday announced the death of Marine Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer, 35, of Mancos. He died after being injured during combat Saturday in Iraq,...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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