Herald Staff Report

Film crew near Haviland Lake finishes commercial early

The U.S. Forest Service said smoke would be visible from Haviland Lake on Tuesday as a film crew shoots a commercial in the area. Filming was expected to continue Wednesday, but the commercial was...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Roundtable launches monthlong celebration of the humanities

“History Live Durango” has been a long time coming. A monthlong series of 15 events celebrating the humanities in Southwest Colorado will begin Sept. 3 and will run through Sept. 26. Stories,...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Life-long Learning lectures launch History Live!

The Silk Road, the Railroad and insufferable music snobbery are three of the topics to be explored this fall in the latest edition of Fort Lewis College’s annual free lecture series. “We’re...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Community

Texas truck driver cited for crashing on Highway 550 near Cascade

A 32-year-old Texas man was cited with careless driving after driving off U.S. Highway 550 at the base of Coal Bank Pass on Thursday, causing his truck to catch fire. Colorado State Patrol Capt....

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

Man suspected of dragging dog behind truck is charged

An Arizona man has been formally charged after being arrested on suspicion of dragging a pit bull behind his truck while driving drunk earlier this month on north Main Avenue. Sixth Judicial...

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

EPA names new lead for Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site

The Environmental Protection Agency has selected a new lead for the Superfund cleanup of mines around Silverton that are contributing to degrading water quality in the Animas River. The “Bonita...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tiffany church nominated to county’s historic register

A Catholic church in Tiffany has been nominated to be included on La Plata County’s historic register. The county’s “Historic Preservation Review Committee” unanimously nominated the church on...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 33

About 75 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on questions about the West Nile Virus and consumer decision making, with 75% of respondents correctly answering “Most...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College women’s golf picked ninth in RMAC

Coaches in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference have a tossup on their hands as to who will win the conference crown in women’s golf, but Dixie State University is the narrow favorite, according...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Haviland and Electra lakes to be drained; fish limits lifted

Two reservoirs north of Durango will be drained in the coming weeks. It’s a free-for-all for fish on Haviland Lake as wildlife officials prepare to drain the reservoir about 18 miles north of...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango accepting comments on greenhouse gas emissions inventory

The city of Durango has released a draft of the Community Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory. The report, developed by the city in partnership with local scientists and Thriving Earth Exchange,...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 32

About 60 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about the Mark Redwine trial, with 81% of respondents correctly answering “Judge Jeffrey Wilson.”...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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