Alex Semadeni

Position: Herald Staff Writer

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

Bayfield business owner deported to Honduras

Edin Ramos, a Bayfield business owner who has been held in an Immigration and Custom Enforcement detention center in Aurora since February, has been deported to his home country, Honduras. Ramos,...

DATE: May 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Farmers Market to open this weekend

It’s summer time in Durango, which means the Durango Farmers Market is right around the corner. For the first time, there will be a wine booth among the roughly 60 vendors at the market , which...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Falls Creek Ranch residents getting ready for wildfire season

As wildfire season approaches, residents of the Falls Creek Ranch subdivision met at Durango Fire and Rescue Station 13 to discuss fire mitigation and prevention techniques for their community....

DATE: May 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill to allow voting-by-district in small counties defeated

A bill that would allow small counties in Colorado to decide how to elect county commissioners was shot down by a 5-to-4 party-line vote Wednesday in the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Old Fort a test site for young farmers

HESPERUS – A trio of young people is learning the whole scope of what it takes to run a farm, and they’re doing it on land with a long agricultural history. The people, 18 to 25 years old, started...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Author writes history of Durango Police Department

Durango was born in the Wild West, and early visitors included the Texas Kid, Jesse James and Wyatt Earp. In 1881, these outlaws came to town to “get a bit of coin.” The Texas Kid threatened Robert...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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