Herald Staff Report

Wolf Creek Pass reopens after avalanche mitigation

UPDATED: Avalanche control work was completed as of 7:34 a.m. The Colorado Department of Transportation will conduct avalanche mitigation beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 160 over Wolf...

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

Durango man’s lawsuit against city dismissed

A Durango man’s lawsuit against the city of Durango alleging the city turned off his water without proper notice, which ultimately resulted in two water pumps being destroyed, was dismissed Monday....

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

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 4

About 130 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about why the city of Durango is asking residents to approve a tax increase in April, with 89 percent...

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

70-year-old man requires helicopter transport from Purgatory Resort

A 70-year-old man found unconscious along a ski trail Friday at Purgatory Resort required a helicopter transport to Mercy Regional Medical Center, a resort spokesman said. Greg Ralph said the man...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango peewee hockey Steamers hoist Cactus Cup

There was steam on the ice in Phoenix during Martin Luther King weekend. The Durango Area Youth Hockey Association’s Steamers PeeWee team of kids age 11 and 12 won the Cactus Cup tournament in...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Durango Arts Center offers winter lecture series

“Art about Art,” the Durango Arts Center’s sixth annual winter lecture series, will begin Feb. 14. The free series of one-hour lectures, followed by discussion, will explore ways that works of art...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

WATCH: Baby bear burned in 416 Fire reintroduced to wilderness

Colorado Parks and Wildlife posted a video to its Facebook page Monday that shows crews’ efforts to release a bear cub back into the wilderness. The baby bear suffered significant burns to its...

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

LPEA prepares to elect new board members

La Plata Electric Association customers will elect four directors this spring to lead the co-op through major decisions. One-third of the directors’ seats are up for election, one in each of...

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

City announces parking restrictions, street closures and shuttles for Friday’s Snowdown parade

Snowdown’s Get Your Comic On! Light Parade will begin with a single firework about 6 p.m. (or dusk) Friday on Main Avenue. Parking along the parade route and staging areas will be restricted...

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

Snowdown Sneer busts on City Council, school board and El Niño

The mysterious Snowdown Sneer , an annual satirical newspaper that hits the streets the week of Snowdown, appeared in the last few days, jabbing in jest at the seemingly endless issues that have...

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

Health department offers HPV vaccine

San Juan Basin Public Health reminds young adults and parents that the HPV vaccine can prevent cancer. Every year in the U.S., human papillomavirus causes 30,700 cancers in men and women, and each...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 3

About 125 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about what Fort Lewis College is doing to help boost enrollment , with 88 percent of respondents...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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