Herald Staff Report

Fire crews reach 75% containment on Six Shooter Fire south of Durango

Firefighters were able to reach 75% containment on the Six Shooter Fire burning near Bondad, with the blaze reportedly at 224 acres. The Six Shooter Fire flared up Tuesday after a lightning strike...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Favorable conditions aid firefighters on East Canyon, Six Shooter fires

Firefighters took advantage of favorable weather conditions Thursday to secure fire lines and mop up hot spots along two wildfires that broke out this week in Southwest Colorado. After four days of...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Autopsy doesn’t find cause of death for man found dead along Animas River

An autopsy Tuesday failed to explain why a 33-year-old man was found dead last week along the banks of the Animas River, La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said. “We didn’t find anything,” she...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA taking applications for electricity bill assistance

Residents in La Plata Electric Association’s service area who cannot pay their electric bills because of COVID-related economic hardship can now apply for financial assistance from the cooperative....

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 75

About 80 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about a rare visit from an animal, with 95% of respondents correctly answering, “Moose.” Participants...

DATE: June 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

33-year-old man found dead along banks of Animas River

A 33-year-old man living homeless in Durango was found dead along the banks of the Animas River early Thursday, La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said. Around midnight, a report came into...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango family involved in fatal crash in Kansas

A Durango man was involved in a fatal car crash Tuesday in Kansas that resulted in the death of a 32-year woman. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Tod Hileman, a 2014 Jeep Wrangler was...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Studio & reopens its doors

Studio & Gallery has reopened after being closed like just about everything else the past few months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “After being closed for nearly three months we are so happy to...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Traffic delays expected Wednesday on U.S. Highway 160 near Bayfield

Motorists should expect slowdowns Wednesday and possibly Thursday on U.S. Highway 160 near Bayfield. The Colorado Department of Transportation will repair and replace a section of guardrail at the...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency responders celebrate 5-year-old’s birthday with a parade

The novel coronavirus didn’t put a damper on Derrick McMullen’s 5th birthday party after his mom, Liz, organized an emergency responder parade of vehicles to come down their street. Liz McMullen...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 hits Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s bottom line

Profits at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory decreased by 53.8% for its fiscal year 2020 to $1 million and the rocky road for the chocolatier does not appear to be getting easier as COVID-19...

DATE: June 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 74

About 30 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about a Farmington restaurant closing temporarily, with 93% of respondents correctly answering, “Three...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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