Herald Staff Report

Texas woman dies while off-roading outside Silverton

A Texas woman died Tuesday while riding an off-highway vehicle in the backcountry of the San Juan Mountains, north of Silverton. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a post to social media...

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

Front hill leading to Fort Lewis College will reopen Wednesday

The front hill to Fort Lewis College on East Eighth Avenue will reopen Wednesday morning after an extended closure for road maintenance. The road had to be closed June 26 to allow crews to dig up...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water outage reported Monday morning

An emergency water line repair was underway Monday at the intersection of Florida Road and Oak Drive, cutting off water service to businesses and homes in the area, according to the city of...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Victim identified, murder suspect arrested in Archuleta County death

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office on Friday identified a woman who was killed earlier this week and arrested a man suspected of killing her. The death was reported about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday in...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vehicle rolls near U.S. Highway 550 and Trimble Lane

A single car rolled over Friday afternoon near U.S. Highway 550 near Trimble Lane north of Durango, according to Colorado State Patrol. Initial reports indicated a person may have been pinned...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Botanical Society to dedicate ‘Cindy Smart Miniature Tree Garden’

The Durango Botanical Society will honor Cindy Smart, who recently retired as executive director, with the naming of a garden in her honor, the “Cindy Smart Miniature Tree Garden,” from 11 a.m. to...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office investigating woman’s death

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a woman’s death as a possible homicide. The Sheriff’s Office received a report of a deceased woman about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 31

About 105 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about which 416 fire burn scar area was at risk for flooding, with 91% of respondents correctly...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

577 Fire southeast of Bayfield chewing through ground fuels

Management of a lightning-caused wildfire southeast of Bayfield was returned Tuesday to the Columbine Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest. The 577 Fire will be monitored by local...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge damaged in 416 Fire to be removed

A bridge that was damaged in last year’s 416 Fire will be removed Tuesday by helicopter, the U.S. Forest Service announced Monday. The South Fork Trail Bridge was damaged when the fire burned the...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 30

About 70 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about which Durango restaurant has a parent company that recently filed for bankruptcy, with 80% of...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine uses drone to save time, money monitoring wildfire

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District is touting its use of a drone this week to monitor a wildfire in such a way that it saved time and reduced danger to firefighters. The lightning-caused...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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