Exotic – and illegal – fish found in the Animas River

Did you illegally dump an exotic catfish into the Animas River? If so, officers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife would like to have a quick conversation with you. “That is such a huge, huge...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trimble Crossing is the area’s new hot spot

On my way up to Purgatory, the temperature sign at Trimble Crossing shows it’s hot as hell. Does La Plata County have an untapped power source? Is the magma that fuels Trimble Hot Springs coming to...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | COLUMN: Action Line

Advocate for Native American sexual assault victims earns national award

Kelsey Lansing, an employee at Sexual Assault Services Organization, started getting text after text Monday saying, “Congratulations!” “I’m like, ‘For what? I haven’t checked my email yet,’”...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

On Wednesday, Durango Diaries to host discussion with local business owners

Durango Diaries, the biweekly storyteller series hosted by The Durango Herald , is back Wednesday with three local business owners who have grown their startups from small, scrappy companies into...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

At least 23 car windows broken Friday night, Saturday morning in Durango

Durango police are looking for the culprit or culprits behind a spree of broken car windows across town on Friday night and Saturday morning. Cmdr. Rita Warfield said as of Sunday morning she knew...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skier at Purgatory who died after hitting tree ID’d

The 70-year-old Dallas man who hit a tree and died Saturday while skiing at Purgatory Resort was identified Sunday as Joel Eastman. Eastman hit a tree around 1:15 p.m. Saturday between Lift 3 and...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small snowstorm expected Sunday night in San Juans

Another weak disturbance that could bring light snow to Southwest Colorado is expected to begin Sunday night and extend into Monday. The storm might even extend into Tuesday in the eastern San...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Saturday night Bodo Industrial Park power outage likely animal-caused

An electric outage that hit Bodo Industrial Park for more than four hours beginning Saturday night was likely caused by an animal that got into a switch box. The cause has not been confirmed, but...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small loans offered to businesses in Durango Creative District

The First Southwest Community Fund has created a loan program offering $5,000 to $10,000 to creative arts businesses in the new Durango Creative District. “We want to help creative arts groups in...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio School District buys detectors to deter vaping

IGNACIO – The Ignacio School District will use vape detectors to deter students from vaping on school grounds. Staff members will install the devices, which look like a smoke detector, in...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New owner of Smiley Cafe looks to build on solid foundation

The Smiley Cafe has been purchased by Grant Andrew, who will keep and enhance its commitment to gluten-free baked goods, sandwiches and salads. “The owner before us, Carrie (Hladik), did a great...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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