Herald Staff Report

Construction to reinstall features begins at Navajo State Park

Construction has started to reinstall the dock, boat slips, store and utility lines at Navajo State Park after they were removed earlier this year for fear of damage. The features were removed...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public art competition comes to an end; final winner announced

The Creative Economy Commission and The Durango Herald hosted a weekly competition for the community to discover some of the city’s public art pieces. Each Monday, the Herald ran a photo clue. ...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

King II coal mine expansion open house on Thursday

Residents with opinions on the proposed expansion of GCC Energy’s King II coal mine in southwest La Plata County will have a chance to weigh in at an open house Thursday in Hesperus. Preparing for...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 29

About 105 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about where La Plata County officials identified as a possible site for the homeless to sleep legally,...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

16-year-old Bayfield girl who died in ATV crash identified

Authorities have identified a 16-year-old girl found dead after an ATV crash near Lemon Reservoir, but the cause of death remains unknown. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Alyssa Fischer was...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Contest week 8: How well do you know Durango’s public art?

The Creative Economy Commission and The Durango Herald are hosting a weekly competition for the community to discover some of the city’s public art pieces. Each Monday, the Herald will run a...

DATE: July 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango airport experiences busiest June ever

Durango-La Plata Airport recorded its busiest month ever in June, notching 37,743 departing passengers for the month. “We anticipated an increase in passenger traffic, but these record numbers are...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

441 Fire on Missionary Ridge grows by 25 acres

The 441 Fire burning on Missionary Ridge grew by 25 acres from Friday to Saturday, a low-intensity and naturally-caused wildfire lingering and smoldering in logs and dead debris north of Durango,...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 28

About 35 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about what company is moving into the Durango Mall, with 91% of respondents correctly answering “Shoe...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bonita Peak Superfund not affected by EPA shakeup

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a shakeup of the agency’s “Emphasis List” of Superfund sites across the country, but it appears the cleanup of mines leeching...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwestern Water Conservation District identifies replacement director

The Southwestern Water Conservation District seems to have identified a replacement for longtime director Bruce Whitehead, who retired earlier this year. Bob Wolff, president of the water district...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burnouts on 441 Fire a success, Forest Service says

Firefighters were successful with burnout operations on the 441 Fire north of Durango on Missionary Ridge, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday. Favorable weather conditions allowed burnouts along...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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