Alex Semadeni

Position: Herald Staff Writer

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 | 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 | 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 | 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

D&SNG rolls again after suspending service for 41 days

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad sent two trains and 750 passengers to Silverton on Thursday after county commissioners downgraded to Stage 2 fire restrictions on Wednesday. The train...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutors hint at motive in Mark Redwine homicide case

Prosecutors believe they have a motive in the murder case against Mark Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in November 2012. According to court documents, the prosecution...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters pack it up as storms loom over 416 Fire

The National Incident Management Organization team assigned to the 416 Fire closed its incident command post Tuesday at Animas Valley Elementary School. The school has served as the command post...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Filmmaker sentenced to 12 months probation

A New Mexico filmmaker who pleaded guilty to obstruction of telephone service, a misdemeanor, will serve 12 months of probation on a deferred judgment, meaning the case will be wiped from his...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thousands pack Main Avenue for Stars and Stripes Parade

Main Avenue was filled with flags, cyclists and patriotic colors during the Fourth of July parade Wednesday evening. Thousands of people lined the street for the Stars and Stripes Parade, despite...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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