Filmmakers looking for old cars for Hunter S. Thompson movie

“Freak Power,” the movie about author and counterculturist Hunter S. Thompson’s run for Pitkin County sheriff, is shooting in Silverton, and filmmakers might want your old, rusted car. According to...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Closures issued around the Horse Fire have been lifted

The San Juan National Forest on Monday lifted closures caused by the Horse Fire, burning 16 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs. All trails and roads are open, said Gretchen Fitzgerald, acting public...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Diaries session to feature local authors

Though they tackle varied genres, local authors Chuck Greaves, Anna C. Swain and Scott Graham are all driven by a common influence: the location and stories of Durango and the Four Corners. These...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Center of Southwest Studies and KSUT to host screening of ‘Tribal Radio’

Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College and KSUT Southern Ute Tribal Radio will host a screening of the short documentary “Tribal Radio” by Durango resident Sean Owen. The film tells the...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

University Women to hold fall luncheon Sept. 29

The Durango branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its annual fall luncheon Sept. 29 at the DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio. The event will feature guest speakers...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County candidates to attend Sept. 17 forum

The La Plata County League of Women Voters, with support from The Durango Herald, will hold two forums with candidates for contested La Plata County offices from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the La...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango YAFL season picks up in earnest

The Durango Young America Football League teams had an impressive weekend with two shutout wins. The fifth-grade Demons defeated Farmington 27-7. Tatum Rose got the scoring going for Durango with...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office warns of IRS phone scam

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam circulating in the region in which the caller poses as the IRS, according to a news release issued Wednesday. A message...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police name suspect in attempted armed robbery

Durango police have obtained an arrest warrant for a man suspected of attempting to rob three women Aug. 22 at gunpoint. Durango resident Shayne Ray Chavez, 38, is sought in connection with the...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prescribed burns planned for San Juan National Forest

The San Juan National Forest has scheduled some prescribed burns beginning in early September. A burn will occur about 20 miles east of Durango and separate burns will occur 4 to 12 miles east of...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blaze north of Chimney Rock at 168 acres

The Horse Fire burning 8 miles north of U.S. Highway 160 and Chimney Rock is now burning at 168 acres, according to the Facebook page of the San Juan National Forest. The Forest Service reported...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, La Plata County announce Labor Day closures

The city of Durango and La Plata County announced closures and schedule changes for Labor Day on Monday. Facilities that will be closed Monday include: La Plata County offices, Durango City Hall,...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News