Herald Staff Report

Parade of Homes award winners announced

Cerwin Homes and Kogan Builders were recognized Friday in the Parade of Homes Gala for their work on two La Plata County homes. The builders took the top awards in the People’s Choice and Judges’...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA: Mine spilling waste into Animas River returns to normal

The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it would continue to monitor a mine that spilled wastewater into the Animas River and added sampling results should be available next week. Crews...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort starts making snow; opening date announced

Purgatory Resort began blowing snow this week on the heels of its third-snowiest season since it opened more than 50 years ago. Snow towers sprayed frozen mist on Purgatory’s base area Friday...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man caught keying neighbor’s car pays nearly $1,000

A La Plata County man pleaded guilty to criminal mischief charges for keying a neighbor’s car after a vote didn’t go his way at a county planning meeting in August, agreeing to pay nearly $1,000 in...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

A Harvest Night of Metal at the Garage

Harvest festivals are about to get a heavy metal twist this weekend in Durango. On Saturday night, The Garage Billiards & Music Hall (formerly Pongas) will host A Harvest Night of Metal, featuring...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 40

About 60 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about Crow Canyon, with 97% of respondents correctly answering, “Activism.” Participants scored lowest...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Debate will discuss popular vote vs. Electoral College

The Steamboat Institute will host a Western Slope Debate Tour on the national popular vote vs. the Electoral College from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in room 130 of the Chemistry Hall at Fort Lewis...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to begin Fall Cleanup to begin Monday

The city of Durango will conduct its Fall Cleanup from Monday through Nov. 1. City crews will be moving through residential neighborhoods picking up these materials: Tree trimmings and branches...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cleanup planned for homeless camp west of downtown Durango

Local organizers want help from volunteers Oct. 13 to pick up trash left by homeless campers west of downtown Durango. Organizers say they need help from at least 20 people from 1 to 5 p.m. Anyone...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals to be held Sunday

The St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, in Rotary Park, 1565 East Second Ave. The blessing of the animals will take place from 10 to 11:15...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 39

About 85 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about mining in La Plata Canyon, with 86% of respondents correctly answering, “Advanced scanning...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

ACLU presents The Durango Herald with media award

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado has presented The Durango Herald with an award for its opinion writing and unabashed coverage of controversial issues, including homelessness. The...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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