Ignacio High School students organize Thanksgiving meal for peers

IGNACIO – An Ignacio High School student group cooked the first-ever student-organized, free Thanksgiving lunch for 200 people last week, and they prepared it mostly from scratch. The student...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

As Forest Service budget shrinks, Durango nonprofit steps up

With the U.S. Forest Service’s budget cut in recent years, and an increasing need for routine maintenance projects on public lands, a local group in Durango is stepping up to help out. “We’ve seen...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Storm targets Southwest Colorado; peaks may get 5 feet of snow

Forecasters have increased their estimate of the strength of a storm expected to extend over Southwest Colorado from Wednesday evening through early Saturday, predicting the heaviest snowfall for...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Renewable energy company to buy BP natural gas assets in San Juan Basin

BP American Production Co. has sold its stake in the San Juan Basin natural gas and oil field to a European renewable energy company. In an emailed statement to The Durango Herald on Wednesday, a...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver unintentionally ended up on wrong side of road in head-on crash

Law enforcement says a Bayfield man who caused a head-on crash earlier this month south of Durango accidentally ended up on the wrong side of a divided highway. The crash occurred at 7:42 p.m. Nov....

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort opens with snow in the air, more in the forecast

PURGATORY – There’s no way Romeo Wilson was going to wait long to get on the mountain. The 10-year-old has been practicing his 1080 spins all summer. So he, his friend Ashby Dake, 9, and father,...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Handmade hats offer warmth to those in need

Bright, handmade hats of many colors line a fence this week along the Animas River Trail near downtown Durango in case a homeless resident is in need. Signs posted with hats at White Rabbit Books...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators zero in on cause of fire at La Plata County Fairgrounds

Fire investigators have homed in on the cause of a fire that caused extensive damage to an unoccupied two-story building at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. The fire was reported about 10:45 p.m....

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man arrested in connection with shooting over chain saw

A La Plata County man has been arrested in connection with a shooting last weekend south of Durango that sent one man to Mercy Regional Medical Center. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office spokesman...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small town in Southwest Colorado first in region to receive doorstep fiber

Dove Creek, a rural town near the Utah border north of Cortez, could be the first town in Southwest Colorado with fiber-optic lines to the doorstep of homes and businesses. Colorado U.S. Sens....

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Movies playing in Durango Nov. 29-Dec. 5

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) NTLive: The Audience (Saturday and Sunday only) For 60 years, Elizabeth II has met each of her 12 prime ministers...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

To ease tension, jail inmates feast during holidays

The holidays are typically a time to spend with family and friends, so for inmates at the La Plata County Jail, a heightened sense of isolation can lead to dangerous, and at times, violent...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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