Herald Staff Report

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

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 19

About 110 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about what illegal activity is occurring at the Durango post office, with 99% of respondents correctly...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association releases salary for new CEO

La Plata Electric Association’s new CEO will earn more than her predecessor. Jessica Matlock will make $285,000 annually, a bit more than current co-op CEO Mike Dreyspring, who earns $252,948,...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 18

About 60 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about how a cabin in Silverton was destroyed, with 97% of respondents correctly answering “It was hit by...

DATE: May 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado attorney general to speak Saturday in Durango with other elected officials

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser will hold a town hall Saturday in Durango to discuss this year’s legislative session and other state and local affairs. Local law enforcement officials, 6th...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shimmy Mob to perform

Belly dancers will perform “Shimmy Mob” from 10:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at various locations in Durango. International Shimmy Mob teams will celebrate World Belly Dance Day to help raise...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango Diaries tackles pickleball, trains and armed combat

Durango Diaries, the twice-a-month storyteller series hosted by The Durango Herald , will be held Wednesday. Three Durango residents will talk about why they do what they do for fun – and how to...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wayne and Melody Semler honored as Cattlemen of the Year

Wayne and Melody Semler, ranchers in Bayfield, were selected as this year’s Cattlemen of the Year by the La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen’s Association. At the association’s annual banquet last...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Freeze warning issued for towns across Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a freeze warning from 3 to 8 a.m. Friday for cities across western Colorado. Locations under a freeze warning include Rangely, Dinosaur, De...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 17

About 110 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about what reservoir displaced hundreds of families in the 1950s and 1960s, with 83% of respondents...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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