Herald Staff Report

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 78

About 115 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about a local restaurant dropping breakfast from its menu, with 91% of respondents correctly answering,...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 hours 53 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College’s Native American Center receives $1.6M donation

The Fort Lewis College Native American Center has received a $1.6 million donation from the John and Sophie Ottens Foundation to cover the center’s annual costs and to support student needs. The...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man who drowned at Pastorius Reservoir identified

A 68-year-old Durango man died by drowning Monday after tipping in his kayak at Pastorius Reservoir southeast of Durango, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. The victim was...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sand Creek Fire tested by Saturday storms

The Sand Creek Fire, burning 20 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs, didn’t grow measurably on Saturday despite afternoon winds that moved in with a storm. The fire was listed at 71 acres on Sunday...

DATE: June 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 77

About 90 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about wolves evacuated from Wolfwood, with 99% of respondents correctly answering, “The Six Shooter...

DATE: June 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire north of Durango now 95% contained

Firefighters were able to quickly contain nearly all of a small fire that broke out Thursday north of Durango. U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Esther Godson said Friday that the 505 Fire was kept...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Aggressive attack underway for new fire north of Durango

An aggressive attack is underway on a new fire start north of Durango. U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Esther Godson said a ¼-acre fire was spotted east of Shalona Lake, about 16 miles north of...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coroner says 3 people died by suicide this week in La Plata County

Three suicides were reported this week in La Plata County, Coroner Jann Smith said. On Wednesday night, authorities responded to an apartment complex on Florida Road for a 16-year-old Durango boy...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body found in Animas River in south Durango

Emergency workers responded Tuesday afternoon to a report of a body in the Animas River behind Escalante Middle School in south Durango. A rafting company was heading downstream when someone...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies from gunshot wound south of Durango

A 37-year-old La Plata County man was found dead Monday south of Durango from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Smith said authorities were called to...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Progress made on 4 blazes burning in Southwest Colorado

Even with a red flag warning in place Monday, firefighters made progress in containing four fires burning across Southwest Colorado. The red flag warning was to expire at 8 p.m. Monday. However,...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 76

About 95 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about bump outs on Main Avenue, with 93% of respondents correctly answering, “To allow businesses to use...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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