Herald Staff Report

La Plata County hires community development director

La Plata County has hired a community development director, nearly four months after the resignation of Planning Director Jason Meininger. In February , Meininger announced he planned to resign,...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 20

About 100 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about a stolen item from the La Plata County Humane Society thrift store, with 91% of respondents...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio High grads encouraged to pursue meaningful work

The Ignacio High School class of 2019 received their diplomas Saturday to the sound of raucous applause and confetti cannons. The 37 graduates were encouraged by science teacher Stephen Morris to...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School graduates raised the academic bar

The Durango High School class of 2019 raised the bar for academic achievement at the school. Collectively, the class earned $5.5 million in scholarships, and 10% of the graduating class achieved a...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School graduates class with real-world skills

Animas High School seniors who taught the community about homelessness and mental health through well-organized events graduated Friday, taking their real-world problem-solving skills with them....

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ceremonies will honor veterans on Memorial Day

The Durango Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Allison-Tiffany Cemetery will hold Memorial Day activities Saturday and Monday. Saturday VFW Post No. 4031 will distribute buddy poppies at local...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Bear Dance to be celebrated Friday, Saturday

The Southern Ute Bear Dance Powwow will be held Friday and Saturday at the SunUte Community Center in Ignacio. Registration will start at 4 p.m. Friday. The Gourd Dance will be held at 5 p.m....

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

In a sea of spandex, who are these Iron Horse riders?

Fifty miles. Thousands of feet of elevation. One race and one train. Cyclists from all over the world will descend on Southwest Colorado this weekend to race in the 48th annual Iron Horse Bicycle...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT announces Highway 550 closures for Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

The Colorado Department of Transportation will close U.S. Highway 550 between Purgatory Resort and Silverton from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday to accommodate cyclists during the Iron Horse...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sure, it’s a little snowy now, but cyclists will have better weather Saturday

After nearly a week of rain and snow in Southwest Colorado, it appears the weather gods are going to cooperate for the 48th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. The last week has featured an erratic...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck driver taken to hospital after hitting tree

A commercial truck driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries Tuesday after crashing into a tree southeast of Durango. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll said the truck crashed...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Insect to be released to combat invasive weeds in Southwest Colorado

A wasp will be brought to two Southwest Colorado wetlands this spring to join the battle against the noxious Russian knapweed, which harms native plants and wildlife. The effort, according to the...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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