Position: Herald Staff Writer

Two horses killed in car accident Friday evening

A driver hit two horses in Vallecito on Friday evening, resulting in one horse being killed instantly and another having to be put down. Thomas McBride, a 70-year-old man from Bayfield, was driving...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police to begin issuing citations to homeless residents Sunday

Durango Police Department will begin issuing trespassing citations Sunday to residents of the temporary homeless shelter near the entrance to Greenmount Cemetery. On Friday, residents at the site...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 hour 44 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners unanimously lift fire restrictions

La Plata County commissioners unanimously approved lifting all fire restrictions during a special business meeting Wednesday. The decision, which was recommended by the Forest Service, La Plata...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Diane Mitsch Bush opposes opening federal land to livestock grazing

Democratic candidate for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District Diane Mitsch Bush opposes Rep. Scott Tipton’s recent suggestion to open more federal land to livestock grazing. Mitsch Bush, a former...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers Market Profile: Self-reliance inspired Summit Roots

Jordan Meyers didn’t always want to be a farmer. Around 10 years ago, he didn’t know exactly what he wanted to do. Spurned by the idea of being self-reliant, he started farming. “I was looking for...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Food

Man drowns in storm drainage along Animas River

A local man died by drowning Saturday afternoon along the Animas River. Police received a call at 3:15 p.m. about a man facedown in a storm drainage on the west side of the Animas River, near the...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite consistent rain, no reports of flooding

Despite a steady amount of rain that continues to hit the area, expected floods in the 416 Fire burn area have not occurred. “From all appearances, there have been some pretty significant storms,”...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoons may have arrived in Durango

The precipitation Durango has received over the past several days may mark the beginning of the monsoons. Moisture from the south has slowly been moving north. Parts of Arizona and New Mexico have...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Initial response to 416 Fire was critical to protecting homes

Chris Tipton, a fire management officer with the Columbine Forest District, spent the morning of June 1 at a firefighting briefing at Vallecito Lake discussing available firefighting resources and...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man convicted of possessing explosives sentenced to prison

A La Plata County man who was convicted of attempted possession of an explosive device was sentenced Friday to six months in prison. Nickie Carrillo, 54, will begin serving his sentence July 16....

DATE: July 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

3 La Plata County residents suspected of stealing nearly $140,000 from elderly man

Three La Plata County residents, including a caretaker, are suspected of stealing nearly $140,000 from an elderly man. Elizabeth Graham, 63, was arrested June 12 on suspicion of theft from an...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man accused of sexual assault in Durango found dead

A Farmington man who was accused of sexually assaulting two children last month at the Durango Community Recreation Center has died by suicide, according to the Farmington Police Department.Fabine...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News