Herald Staff Report

On Wednesday, Durango Diaries to host comedians telling their stories

Durango Diaries, the biweekly storyteller series hosted by The Durango Herald , is back Wednesday with three local comedians who will share stories about how they got into comedy and what it’s like...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police touts online reporting for low-level crimes

The Durango Police Department is reminding residents that minor crimes such as graffiti, cold thefts and lost property can be reported online to save time and improve efficiencies within the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 54

About 60 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about Powder Hounds Art Auction, with 61% of respondents correctly answering, “20 artists painted one...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio High School theater to stage ‘Frozen’

Ignacio High School theater students will take the stage at the school Wednesday and Thursday for their production of “Frozen.” “Frozen” is the story of sisters Anna and Elsa: When a prophecy traps...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Property tax notices start to hit mailboxes

La Plata County’s treasurer said residents should receive property tax notices by the end of this month. Notices, Treasurer Allison Aichele said, are mailed to addresses on file with the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Vehicle takes down utility line on U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango

A single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 550 about a mile south of the top of Farmington Hill took down a power line and snarled traffic for about a half hour, according to the...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 53

About 40 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about school expulsions in Durango, with 78% of respondents correctly answering, “Alcohol and marijuana...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Life-long Learning series to begin

Vaping, risk-taking, travels in Antarctica, GMOs, masculinity and Beethoven’s 250th birthday are some of the topics to be explored in the free, winter-spring lectures at Fort Lewis College. “We’re...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Scattered, light snow expected in San Juan Mountains

Winter storms are expected to tease the San Juan Mountains with snow throughout the weekend, dropping fewer than 5 inches above 8,000 feet, according to the National Weather Service in Grand...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Detention Center to remain open

The Southern Ute Tribal Council on Monday reversed a decision to close the Southern Ute Detention Center and said it will instead seek new funding to keep the facility open in 2020, according to an...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Armed robbery suspect caught in Missouri

A Durango man suspected of robbing and assaulting a person at gunpoint was arrested in Missouri after spending nearly three weeks on the run, according to police. The Durango Police Department...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man who drew swastika on construction project sentenced

A Durango man accused of drawing a swastika on a construction project at Three Springs subdivision this summer was sentenced Tuesday to a year of probation, 40 hours of community service and was...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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