Herald Staff Report

Flooding concerns close several campgrounds near Silverton

A number of popular campgrounds near Silverton will be closed until at least early July because of concerns about potential flooding. The U.S. Forest Service said the campgrounds include five paid...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 25

About 80 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about what controversial policy Durango School District 9-R was considering, with 99% of respondents...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 65-year-old woman was found dead Tuesday in the parking lot of Andrews Lake, near the top of Molas Pass north of Durango, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Climber rescued after falling northeast of Durango

A climber was rescued Monday evening after falling near the northwest boundary of Taylor Ranch, a subdivision about 5 miles northeast of Durango. The woman had to be lifted 230 feet after injuring...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire contained near well pad east of Bayfield

A lightning-sparked wildfire burning 5 miles east of Bayfield near a well pad was contained Monday evening. The fire burned about a tenth of an acre north of mile marker 107 on U.S. Highway 160...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Contest week 4: How well do you know Durango’s public art?

The Creative Economy Commission and The Durango Herald are hosting a weekly competition for the community to discover some of the city’s public art pieces. Each Monday, the Herald will run a...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

About 1,500 people in Animas Valley lose electricity

More than 1,500 homes and businesses in the Animas Valley were without electricity Wednesday, but power had been restored by 4 p.m. Indiana Reed, La Plata Electric Association spokeswoman, said...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 24

About 145 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about what the La Plata County Assessor’s Office is doing to help assess property value, with 68% of...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law enforcement identifies man who died south of Durango

A La Plata County man who died by suicide Sunday south of Durango was identified Tuesday as Talmage Dawson Neal, 35. Neal was found about 6 p.m. at his home on County Road 218, said Sgt. Chris...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public can view radar from station on Missionary Ridge

Information from a temporary radar system north of Durango is now available to be viewed by the public. La Plata County officials released a public link to view the imagery, which can be accessed...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association warns of new scam

Residents and businesses are reminded not to be fooled by impersonators who claim to be representatives of La Plata Electric Association threatening to disconnect service for lack of payment....

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Contest week 3: How well do you know Durango’s public art?

The Creative Economy Commission and The Durango Herald are hosting a weekly competition for the community to discover some of the city’s public art pieces. Each Monday, the Herald will run a photo...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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