Herald Staff Report

Red Mountain Pass to close at noon Monday

U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass will be closed starting at noon Monday as crews conduct avalanche control work and clear snow from the road. The Colorado Department of Transportation sent out...

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

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 7

About 90 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about what some mobile home residents are doing to ensure long-term affordable housing security , with...

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

Near record-breaking monthly snow totals in Durango

A midweek storm dumped 2 to 3 feet of snow across much of Southwest Colorado, busting the average and leading to near record amounts of snow for the month of February in Durango. Schools were...

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

Storm expected to move out of region by midnight; until then, more snow

Good evening, and welcome to another day in a winter wonderland. About 6 inches of snow fell Thursday night and this morning in Durango, snarling traffic across the region and providing the impetus...

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

Schools cancel Friday classes as more snow piles up across Southwest Colorado

So much snow has fallen from the most recent storm to hit Southwest Colorado that officials are warning residents about the danger of roof cave-ins and asking them to clear their roofs, but Durango...

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

Durango, Bayfield school districts cancel Friday classes

Good evening, Southwest Colorado, and welcome to the 62nd day of winter. We’ll keep this story updated with cancellations, road conditions and weather forecasts. Here’s what you need to know as of...

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

Durango Diaries to explore what Durango will be like in 2040

Durango Diaries, the biweekly storyteller series hosted by The Durango Herald , will be held Wednesday with three local experts talking about what Durango will be like in the year 2040. The event...

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

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill to host ‘Burning Down the House’ fundraiser

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill will be “Burning Down the House” from 4-9 p.m. on Friday as it hosts its annual fundraiser benefitting Durango’s emergency responders through the 100 Club. The 100...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Polar plunging for veteran with multiple sclerosis

Durangoans took a polar plunge in the Animas River Saturday to help purchase a van for a U.S. Army veteran who has multiple sclerosis. The official Polar Bear Plunge for Charity was canceled...

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

Power outage resolved in Animas Valley

It is unknown what caused a power outage in the Animas Valley that affected nearly 1,000 La Plata Electric Association customers Saturday. The outage affected residents mostly on the eastern side...

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

Storm drops double-digit snow amounts throughout La Plata County

After a chaotic morning in Southwest Colorado, with some areas reporting double-digit snow totals, it appears winter weather and the associated impacts are winding up. Coal Bank, Molas and Red...

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

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 6

About 80 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about what the Durango-La Plata County Airport plans to purchase for $3.9 million , with 95 percent of...

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

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