Herald Staff Report

Video: Flyover shows Red Mountain Pass buried by heavy snow, avalanches

Red Mountain Pass was closed for 19 days in March after heavy snow blanketed the highway in 3 to 4 feet of snow and triggered numerous avalanches that crossed the road. U.S. Highway 550 between...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 11

About 150 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about what Colorado mountain pass is closed indefinitely for avalanche mitigation, with 96 percent of...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Debris flow closes section of East Animas Road north of Durango

A debris flow from recent snowmelt has resulted in the closure of a section of East Animas Road (County Road 250), north of Durango. East Animas Road is closed in the 2700 block, or about 2.7 miles...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Faulty wire causes power outage in Animas Valley

A faulty wire caused a power outage Friday afternoon in the Animas Valley affecting about 300 customers. The outage occurred about 4 p.m. and crews expected to have the issue repaired by about 6...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Durango Herald announces new editor, staff changes

Ballantine Communications Inc., which owns The Durango Herald and The Journal , announced the promotion of three staff members this week, including Trent Stephens, who will serve as senior editor...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass reopens after 20 days

After being closed nearly three weeks because of avalanche danger, U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass opened Friday morning. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man dies after five-hour standoff in Farmington

Authorities in New Mexico have identified the person killed after a five-hour standoff as a 50-year-old Ignacio man. The San Juan County, New Mexico, Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Red Mountain Pass could be closed for another two weeks

Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 could be closed for two more weeks as crews work around the clock to dig out the road from heavy snowfall and avalanches. The pass between Silverton and Ouray...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Women in predominately male jobs to tell their stories at Durango Diaries

Durango Diaries, the twice-a-month storyteller series hosted by The Durango Herald , will be held Wednesday. Three women who work in professions dominated by men will share their stories about...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy earns its fourth consecutive Medicare 5-star rating for quality

Mercy Regional Medical Center received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the group’s hospital quality ratings data release. Mercy has received a five-star...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 10

About 90 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about the name of the new restaurant going in where Lady Falconburgh’s and the Cavern used to be located,...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Several mountain passes closed Friday morning in Southwest Colorado

Several mountain passes were closed Friday morning across Southwest Colorado for avalanche mitigation. Passes closed as of 5 a.m. Friday included: Coal Bank and Molas passes north of Durango on...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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