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Alex Semadeni

Position: Herald Staff Writer

11 DUIs reported in La Plata County over Fourth of July weekend

Eleven people were arrested for DUIs in La Plata County over the Fourth of July weekend, according to a report from the Colorado Department of Transportation. Colorado State Patrol made seven...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute, Ute Mountain athletes head to Canada to compete in North American Indigenous Games

A group of Native American athletes, mostly from the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes, are heading to Canada this week to compete in an athletic competition that draws the largest cultural...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gubernatorial candidate George Brauchler says infrastructure a key campaign issue

Infrastructure and education were main topics of Republican gubernatorial candidate George Brauchler’s meeting with the public Tuesday morning at the Durango Recreation Center. Brauchler currently...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Changes lead to successful Fourth of July celebration in Silverton

After last year’s troublesome Fourth of July celebration, which saw the near death of a minor as a result of alcohol poisoning, Silverton’s effort to create a more family-friendly environment led...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman sentenced for habitual identity theft

A Durango woman was sentenced to eight years at a community corrections program Friday after pleading guilty to two counts of identity theft. Sandra Morris, who has spent the last 151 days at La...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

4 bears killed throughout region Wednesday

Four bears in the region were killed in separate incidents Wednesday. Two bears were shot by homeowners after the bears entered their homes, and two were tracked by Wildlife Services and...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Events to help you celebrate the Fourth of July today

There are a variety of events in the area to celebrate Independence Day. Durango canceled its fireworks show, but other area towns’ shows are still a go. Local events for July Fourth include:...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango cancels Fourth of July fireworks show

The city of Durango announced Friday that it is canceling the annual Fourth of July fireworks show because of fire risk. The decision was made Thursday evening at a meeting between the city...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community donates in abundance to help fire evacuees, pets

The Durango community came together Thursday to donate an abundance of items to those displaced by the Lightner Creek Fire. “The community is responding well,” said John Noah, a Red Cross...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Region plans events to celebrate Independence Day

There are a variety of events in the area to celebrate Independence Day, and although fire restrictions are in place throughout the region, the fireworks shows had not been canceled as of Thursday....

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Western Leaders Network hosts launch party Thursday

Western Leaders Network, a group created by La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt, is hosting a launch party at 4 p.m. Thursday at Eno Wine and Coffee Bar, 723 East Second Ave. High tea and...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County, BLM enact fire restrictions

A forecast of warm, dry and windy conditions this week has prompted county and federal officials to enact fire restrictions because of threat of wildfires, and they are asking people to be careful...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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