Position: Herald Staff Writer

Southwest Colorado television viewers in for another year of New Mexico politics, crime

As election season nears and the Denver Broncos prepare for the regular season, residents in Southwest Colorado will be subjected to another year of television from the Land of Enchantment,...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local law enforcement to conduct DUI checkpoint this weekend

Local law enforcement will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this weekend in an effort to curb drunken driving. Around 20 officers with the Colorado State Patrol, Durango Police Department and La Plata...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police officers to wear body cameras in 2019

After many years of discussion, patrol officers with the Durango Police Department will begin wearing body cameras at the start of 2019. The department recently ordered 48 body cameras from Axon,...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly $8,000 in boots stolen from Boot Barn

The Durango Police Department is investigating a case involving nearly $8,000 worth of boots that were stolen from Boot Barn. Between June 21 and June 28, employees at Boot Barn noticed 25 boots...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jurors hear 911 tape in trial for man suspected of killing his wife

Prosecutors and defense attorneys spent time this week arguing whether Silvino Martinez-Perez should be charged with first-degree murder or manslaughter. Martinez-Perez, 36, is suspected of...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Matriarch’ of La Plata County Fair has no plans to retire

No one loves the La Plata County Fair as much as Emma Shock. As the 70th year of the annual event closes down, the 92-year-old says goodbye to one of her favorite parts of the year. “Christmas is...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kids at La Plata County Fair reap massive benefits at Junior Livestock Sale

Cows, goats, pigs and sheep decorated in flowers, glitter and ribbons stole the spotlight Saturday night at the Junior Livestock Sale at the La Plata County Fair. Participants in the stock auction,...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute tribal members remember lifelong activist

Sage Remington, a passionate Native American activist who lived in Ignacio, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018. He was 76 years old. Remington, a member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, constantly...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of aiding jail escape pleads not guilty

Antonio Kolessar, the man suspected of aiding an escape in April at a juvenile detention center in Durango, pleaded not guilty Thursday. Kolessar, 21, is charged with five counts of aiding escape,...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Steering for a blue ribbon at the La Plata County Fair

Since December, 11-year-old Ryan Jack has spent two to three hours a day with her steer, Prince. She walks him twice a day for exercise, monitors his diet and brushes and trims his hair. “There’s...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Attorney general candidate says opponent lacks necessary experience

George Brauchler, the 48-year-old Republican candidate for attorney general, said Tuesday that despite the partisan issues clouding the political climate, his party allegiance won’t stand in the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Farmers Market: Botanical Companions looks to improve modern diets

Heather Reitz, founder of Botanical Companions in Mancos, believes the modern diet suffers from a lack of live plants. She founded her farm in 2017 to attempt to change that. Reitz was inspired by...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food