Position: Herald Staff Writer

358 Fire is 80 percent contained

Favorable winds early Saturday helped firefighters battling the 385 Fire make significant progress. As of 6:45 p.m., the fire was 80 percent contained, Incident Commander Richard Gustafson said in...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | UPDATED: 15 hours 24 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunny, warm conditions expected through Iron Horse weekend

Participants of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic won’t have to deal with adverse weather conditions this weekend. Forecasts call for mostly dry, sunny conditions with a high of 84 degrees Saturday...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fallen police officers honored during memorial walk

Ten local law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty since Colorado became a state in 1876 were remembered in Durango. A memorial walk in honor of the fallen officers took place Saturday...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two men charged in connection with escape from youth detention center

Two men involved in an escape from a juvenile detention center last month in Durango were charged Thursday in District Court. Antonio Kolessar, 21, was charged with five counts of aiding escape, a...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jeep stolen from Durango High School found

A Durango man has been arrested on suspicion stealing a Jeep last week from the Durango High School parking lot. Clinton Davidson, 32, is accused of taking the vehicle May 11 while the owner was...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two brush fires contained north of Durango

Two wildfires burning near Shalona Lake north of Durango had been fully contained as of Thursday afternoon. Both fires were about 100 feet by 100 feet in size, said Scot Davis with the Durango Fire...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Majority of Southwest Colorado under fire watch

A majority of Southwest Colorado will be under a fire weather watch until to 9 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service issued the watch as the result of a low-pressure storm that will bring dry...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman pleads not guilty to 100-plus counts of animal cruelty

A La Plata County woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 114 counts of animal cruelty that were filed after a massive seizure of animals on her property in November. Elizabeth Miera, who also goes by...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vendors and customers enjoy opening of Durango Farmers Market

A strong wind was the only deterrent disrupting visitors from enjoying their time at the opening of the Durango Farmer’s Market on Saturday. The market, which occurs 8 a.m. to 12: p.m. every...

DATE: May 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Lakes Subdivision undergoes emergency fire evacuation drill

Residents of the Forest Lakes Subdivision in Bayfield underwent an unannounced fire evacuation early Saturday morning. The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District, in conjunction with Forest...

DATE: May 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

One of three sexual assault suspects pleads guilty

One of three men accused of sexually assaulting a woman in October pleaded guilty Friday to one count of felony assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of attempted sexual assault. A second man...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red flag warning issued for La Plata County

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning from noon to 9 p.m. Friday for La Plata County. A red flag warning means weather conditions could create an environment prone to critical...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News