Herald Staff Report

2009 Snowdown Follies tickets to go on sale Saturday

Herald Staff ReportThe annual scramble to lay hands on scarce tickets for the Snowdown Follies "Snowdown in Da Nile!" starts Saturday.About 580 tickets will be sold Saturday at the Elks Lodge in a...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Barnes makes biathlon history

Durango native and U.S. Olympian Lanny Barnes helped make biathlon history recently in Germany.Barnes, a member of the U.S. Olympic Biathlon Team, participated in one of biathlon's premier events,...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Meeting about Idaho mine set

State mining regulators will have an informational meeting about the Idaho gold mine Wednesday in Durango.Officials from the Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety will be at the meeting and...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango mites finish runner-up in Telluride

Durango split a pair of youth hockey games last weekend at the Telluride Mites Tournament against Gunnison and host Telluride.The Durango Steamers, a member of the Durango Area Youth Hockey...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Sports

Police investigating man's shooting death in Ignacio

A man who died in Ignacio early in the morning on New Year's Day was slain, police say.Larry John Fuller, 49, a La Plata County resident, died from a gunshot wound, according to autopsy...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second case of pertussis reported

Durango School District 9-R on Wednesday reported its second case of pertussis, also known as whooping cough. The disease was diagnosed in a student at Miller Middle School.The Miller student as...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Ignacio wrestlers win tourney titles

The Ignacio High School wrestling team crowned four individual champions and finished second overall at the annual Screaming Eagles Invitational in Paonia last weekend.Paonia, a perennial wrestling...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Power outage hits north county

Power was restored to 477 La Plata Electric Association customers in north La Plata County shortly after 5 p.m. Monday.The customers lost their electricity when a backhoe moving snow at Silver Pick...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory team fares well in '09 Alpine openers

The Purgatory Alpine Ski Team raced into the new year with the first USSA (United States Ski/Snowboard Association) races of 2009, held Jan. 3-4 in Taos.Twenty skiers from Purgatory competed along...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango Nordic skiers overcome Alaska weather

Durango Nordic skiers battled bone-chilling conditions to collect national honors - including a national title - at the U.S. Cross Country National Championships last week in Anchorage, Alaska.Tad...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Sports

Denver East defeats Durango

The Durango High School boys basketball team dropped its second consecutive game to a Denver-area powerhouse Saturday afternoon.The Demons lost 69-27 to Denver East, the No. 4-ranked Class 5A team...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Colorado cream rises to top

Playing the Colorado cream is never easy. Playing the Colorado cream on the road is even more difficult.For the second consecutive season, however, the Durango Demons' girls basketball team has...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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