Herald Staff Report

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 35

About 70 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about Durango High School volleyball, with 72% of respondents correctly answering, “More seniors and...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health reports rabid bat

San Juan Basin Public Health reports a bat in the region has tested positive for rabies. Rabies is a fatal viral disease that spreads from rabid animals to people and pets through bites and...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

West Nile case reported in La Plata County

The year’s first human case of West Nile virus in La Plata County has been reported to San Juan Basin Public Health. West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne illness that can cause fever, nausea,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three injured in rollover crash near Bayfield

U.S. Highway 160 was closed in both directions east of Durango for more than 1½ hours Thursday evening after a single-vehicle rollover near Lon’s Automotive. The highway reopened about 6:30 p.m.,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health warns of phone scam

Phone scammers are pretending to be San Juan Basin Public Health staff and asking businesses to pay for retail food licenses, according to the health department. A business in Pagosa Springs and a...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Diaries Season 4 will start with survival stories

Durango Diaries, the biweekly storyteller series hosted by The Durango Herald , will kick off Wednesday when three local residents share their stories of survival. The event will be held at 6 p.m....

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine fire to assist in hurricane response in Florida

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District is sending two crew members and an ambulance to Florida to assist in emergency aid in anticipation of a hit from Hurricane Dorian. As a network...

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

Road crews will conduct night work on Camino del Rio next week

Night work on U.S. Highway 550/Camino del Rio, near Town Plaza, will result in traffic lane closures and delays next week. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for CDOT, said the work is part of the...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado seat belt use hits record high at 88%

More drivers are wearing seat belts in Colorado than ever before. A survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation shows seat-belt use improved to 88.3% in 2019 from 86.3% in 2018. This is the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing Farmington man found dead in Arizona

A Farmington man who has been missing since early July was found dead this week in Arizona, according to the Farmington Police Department. Craig Cavanaugh, 44, was last seen in Farmington on July...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 34

About 50 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about the rescue of a Montrose couple, with 86% of respondents correctly answering, “The steep and...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire danger increases in Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued a “fire weather watch” for Southwest Colorado as the combination of dry weather and increased chances of lightning enter the region this week. The fire...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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