Herald Staff Report

Prosecutor says Durango police officer ‘legally justified’ in shooting death

Prosecutors on Tuesday said a Durango Police Department officer who shot and killed a man suspected of burglarizing an auto parts store three months ago in Durango “was legally justified in using...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 hour 57 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County sees spike in COVID-19 cases since Labor Day

La Plata County has recorded nearly 20 new COVID-19 cases in the last week and a half, a mini surge that San Juan Basin Public Health attributes to the Labor Day holiday. Labor Day, which occurred...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 hours 37 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police warn of scammers pretending to be law enforcement

Police are warning residents of a phone scam in which scammers identify themselves as law enforcement from either the Durango Police Department or the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 hours 55 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 89

About 120 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about a three-vehicle crash in Cortez, with 94% of respondents correctly answering “Street racing.”...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police looking for suspects who racked up more than $1,200 in fraudulent charges

The Durango Police Department is looking for two men suspected of stealing a wallet from an unlocked car and then making more than $1,200 in fraudulent charges at chain stores in Durango and...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County, N.M., awarded $2M grant for freight rail project

San Juan County has been awarded $2 million to pay for the next steps in a project intended to bring freight rail service to San Juan County. Local stakeholders will be consulted to help determine...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Positive COVID-19 case reported at Bayfield library

A staff member at the Pine River Library in Bayfield tested positive for COVID-19 this week, prompting a temporary closure of in-person library services. The library said in a Facebook post Friday...

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

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 88

About 140 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about a Durango man arrested in Oregon, with 98% of respondents correctly answering “A protest.”...

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

Voluntary fishing closures on Southwest Colorado rivers lifted

Voluntary fishing closures on the Animas River and other Southwest Colorado streams put in place in August because of dangerously high water temperatures that posed a risk to fish were lifted...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango galleries celebrate art

Despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, downtown Durango’s art galleries are still celebrating fall today (Friday) – some are extending their hours for the day, and others will be open...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Household hazardous waste collection event is Sept. 19 at La Plata County Fairgrounds

La Plata County and the city of Durango will host a free household hazardous waste collection event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. The event provides...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek Pass reopens after vehicle recovery

U.S. Highway 160 over Wolf Creek Pass closed for several hours Monday afternoon, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. CDOT said in a traffic alert the entire pass from mile...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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