Herald Staff Report

San Juan Basin Public Health emphasizes limited availability of COVID-19 vaccine

The supply of COVID-19 vaccine is currently limited, with the state of Colorado receiving about 70,000 doses of vaccine each week for a population of 5.8 million residents. Distribution issues...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 104

About 140 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about a new way of tracking COVID-19, with 100% of respondents correctly answering “Testing human waste...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico man arrested for allegedly decapitating family kitten

A Jicarilla Game and Fish officer has been arrested on suspicion of extreme cruelty to animals after authorities say the officer decapitated a family kitten. The Bloomfield Police Department said...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | UPDATED: 3 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Magpies Newsstand in Durango burglarized

Both cash and merchandise were stolen Saturday evening from Magpies Newsstand Cafe in Durango, with no signs of forced entry. The Durango Police Department has video footage of the suspect and...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 103

About 145 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about avalanche danger, with 97% of respondents correctly answering “It is unusually dangerous.”...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Archaeological Society to host virtual meeting

San Juan Basin Archaeological Society invites the public to a virtual presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday via Zoom. After a brief business meeting, Dianne Scialla will present “Heavenly Splendor: The...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

COVID-19 case among staff reported at Ignacio High School

Ignacio High School shifted into remote lessons Thursday after the district was notified that a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The school will also hold remote lessons Friday to give...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife rescues orphaned cub north of Durango

An orphaned baby bear was rescued this week north of Durango, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. CPW spokesman Joe Lewandowski said in an email to The Durango Herald that a female cub was...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango calls for community input on strategic plan

The city of Durango is calling on the public to provide input on its 2021 strategic planning process. During a virtual community meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, City Council members will hear from...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

2021 should be a shot in the arm

2020 fell beneath the cold, unforgiving shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, but 2021, with a vaccine likely to become more readily available, holds the promise of a brighter, more optimistic year....

DATE: Jan. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

2020: A year marked by plague, protest and triumph in Southwest Colorado

Almost universally, 2020 will be a year folks will be eager to put in the history books, like 1918, the year of the Spanish flu. Just about every event – not only in Durango, but across the planet...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man sought on suspicion of domestic violence

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect in connection with a domestic violence assault that occurred early Sunday near Elmore’s Corner. An arrest warrant has been issued for...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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