Calling all artists: Create artwork to thank firefighters working on the 416 Fire

Firefighters and all the support personnel working on the 416 Fire deserve a special thanks. So, The Durango Herald is putting out a call to the community to design a special art piece for our...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 15 hours 45 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

D&SNG to offer bus service between Durango and Silverton

In lieu of trains, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will send tourists to Silverton by bus. The D&SNG announced Monday that with the reopening of U.S. Highway 550, it will run bus...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College closes open space, trails

Fort Lewis College has joined a growing number of agencies to close public lands and impose fire restrictions. The college has closed trails and open space on campus, including the Nature Trail,...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 15 hours 47 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

More evacuees go home as rain dampens fire

Hermosa resident Andrew Korneoson unloaded boxes of belongings from his car with his parents Sunday afternoon under a gray and cloudy sky – conditions that helped change the 416 Fire’s behavior and...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Evacuations lifted in Hermosa area; residents, businesses can return

12:25 p.m. Evacuated residents and businesses in the Hermosa area can return to their homes and businesses. This includes county roads 201, 202 and County Road 203 north from Cometti/Mead Lane...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Interactive map shows evacuation status of homes, proximity to 416 Fire

La Plata County and the Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team, in collaboration with Fort Lewis College, have created an interactive map that shows residents whether their home is under...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

GOAL High School graduates area students

GOAL High School recently graduated 63 students from its Four Corners sites, which include Southwest Colorado locations in Durango, Cortez and Pagosa Springs. Local GOAL graduates include: Durango:...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Storms forecast over 416 Fire could be a mixed bag for firefighters

Rain is expected mainly after 5 p.m. Friday, and while that might be viewed as a good thing with the 416 Fire now listed at 32,076 acres, associated winds and even heavier rains Saturday could...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Initial evacuees go home, but more placed on pre-evacuation

After 13 days of wondering when good news for evacuees would come from the 416 Fire that started June 1, it came Wednesday. Evacuation orders were lifted in the afternoon for 560 residences and 20...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Salvation Army providing food, water in midst of 416 Fire

The Salvation Army Emergency Services, at the request of the Office of Emergency Management, announced Wednesday it will deploy a mobile feeding unit in Durango to provide food and water to 416...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Concerts @ The Park’ to support those affected by 416 Fire

The first “Concerts @ The Park” show, scheduled for Thursday night and featuring Nashville indie singer-songwriter Michaela Anne, will now also be a fundraiser for the Community Emergency Relief...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

416 Fire prompts Merely Players to move production

Because of the 416 Fire north of Durango, Merely Players’ production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has been moved from James Ranch to the Fort Lewis College Mainstage Theatre. “While we are...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts