Herald Staff Report

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

Four Corners Volleyball Club digs a silver in gold bracket

The Four Corners Volleyball Club opened the 2019 schedule by sending seven teams to the MLK Fiesta Classic Tournament during Martin Luther King Day weekend. The club’s best result came from the age...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Travel advisories take effect as storm enters Southwest Colorado

Travel advisories are in effect on Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain passes as a snowstorm entered the region Monday afternoon. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, chains or...

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

Paulette Church of Falls Creek receives 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Award

Paulette Church of Falls Creek Ranch in Durango is one of seven national winners of the 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Award. The Wildfire Mitigation Awards are co-sponsored by the National Association...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Community

Coal Bank, Molas passes reopen; Red Mountain Pass to remain closed

Coal Bank and Molas passes reopened Friday afternoon, but Red Mountain Pass will remain closed until further notice, the Colorado Department of Transportation reported at 3:45 p.m. CDOT said...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm expected to arrive Thursday night in Southwest Colorado

Get ready for another round of snow. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory, set to take effect 9 p.m. Thursday and last until noon Friday. During this time, in lower...

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

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 2

Almost 200 readers participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about what reality TV show former Durango resident Matthew Welbourn is competing on, with 92 percent...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools and offices closed Wednesday because of weather conditions

Icy and snowpacked roads have prompted a number of closures and warnings today across La Plata County. Durango School District 9-R canceled all school and school-related activities. The decision...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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