Herald Staff Report

Discovery Museum lands $100,000 grant

The Durango Discovery Museum announced Wednesday that it has received grants from the Gates Family Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help complete development of the...

DATE: June 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rupture of pipeline forces evacuation

The Williams gas-processing plant in Ignacio reported an underground pipeline ruptured at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. No one was injured and the incident didn't require the help of emergency crews, but...

DATE: June 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Newman fire probe awaits lab results

As reconstruction continues at the historic Newman Building after a fire earlier this spring, authorities are still awaiting lab results to make a final determination of the cause.Fire Marshal Tom...

DATE: June 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

County seeking artists for contest

La Plata County is sponsoring separate photography and logo design contests for the update of the county's Comprehensive Plan, an 18-month community process already under way.The theme for the...

DATE: June 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Wells 4th in Alabama

Back on the home side of the Atlantic, two-time Olympian and former Fort Lewis College cyclist Todd Wells took fourth in a U.S. Cup cross country event in Birmingham, Ala., last weekend.The Bump...

DATE: June 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Sports

'Maverick,' humidity test Wells

After a DNF next to his name in Offenburg, Germany, and a DNS next to his name in Houffalize, Germany, in his second and third World Cup races this season, Todd Wells was greeted by Maverick in...

DATE: May 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Sports

Priceless opportunity

Let's go fishing ... for free.Colorado residents and visitors can fish without a license June 6-7 as part of Colorado's Free Fishing Days.The free fishing days are set aside each year for the first...

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Vallecito fishing tournament returns next week

Vallecito is ready to go fishing - more than ready.The annual Vallecito Lake Chamber of Commerce Fishing Tournament, a popular summer kickoff angling festival, returns June 5-7.The family-style...

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Local colleges merge

Gov. Bill Ritter has signed legislation that merges two educational institutions - the Southwest Colorado campus of Pueblo Community College and San Juan Basin Technical College.The new two-year...

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man gets probation for child exploitation

A Durango man who possessed sexually exploitative materials of children has been sentenced to five years' probation.As part of his probation, James Greene, 68, must register as a sex offender,...

DATE: May 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Injured cyclist hospitalized

A Durango rider was rushed from the criterium course in an ambulance after taking a spill on Main Avenue early Sunday afternoon.Samuel Craven, 22, was competing in the men's 19-34 class when the...

DATE: May 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango ushers gymnastics team to regional meet

Eight first-place finishes, six runners-up, one third, two fourths and a fifth, the entire Durango gymnastics team qualified for Regionals on July 17-18 in Aurora after its performance the second...

DATE: May 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Sports

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