Fires, arrests, policy changes lead the year’s news in La Plata County

In some ways, 2017 seems like a calmer year than 2016 – locally and nationally. Major decisions made last year became more routine stories this year – the La Plata County comprehensive plan, the...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police investigating shooting near Ignacio

Law enforcement was investigating a shooting involving at least two victims and several suspects late Thursday in the Ignacio area. Two victims were dropped off about 8:30 p.m. at Mercy Regional...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Durango Herald’s biggest sports stories of 2017

There is a decorated history of sports in and around La Plata County. From championship-winning teams to Olympians and several national and world champions in a wide array of athletic activities....

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango’s New Year’s Eve parties taking over Sunday night

New Year’s Eve is Sunday, and if you are still not sure where you’re going to ring in 2018, fear not; there’s plenty of fun to be had in and around Durango. And while we can’t help you find someone...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Residents resolve to cut carbon emissions in 2018

While many are resolving to lose weight or save money in the new year, some residents are committing to cutting their carbon emissions. Between Dec. 5 through Dec. 15, more than 100 people took a...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

2017: The year’s top moments in arts and entertainment

It was a quite a year for arts and entertainment and pop culture. While you can make a case that every year is remarkable for what entertains, inspires, angers and makes us think, this particular...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Don’t Drop the Ball’ DUI blitz continues through Tuesday

Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement will conduct a heightened DUI enforcement period from Friday to Tuesday to keep roads safe from impaired...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mother killed in ATV crash south of Durango

A 36-year-old mother was killed in an ATV crash Thursday afternoon in the 600 block of Camino Iglesia off La Posta Road (County Road 213), about 13 miles south of Durango. La Plata County Sheriff’s...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department sets sights on body cameras

Following multiple roadblocks and delays, officers with the Durango Police Department could be equipped with body cameras by summer 2018. Up until recently, the daunting task of managing the data...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Geothermal domes nurture plants and learning in Pagosa Springs

After about a year of gardening in a dome on the banks of the San Juan River in Pagosa Springs, the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership plans to start construction on two more domes this spring. ...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talks to return court functions to Pagosa Springs called ‘frank and productive’

A meeting Wednesday to find a short-term solution to woes at the Archuleta County Courthouse, which have driven court operations from Pagosa Springs to Durango, was described as “frank” and...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Traffic lights may signal start of hotel construction on Camino del Rio

Traffic lights and cones sprung up Wednesday along Camino del Rio near Natural Grocers and the site of a future hotel. The lights are required to control traffic while commercial trucks work on the...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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