Herald Staff Report

Road crews will conduct night work on Camino del Rio next week

Night work on U.S. Highway 550/Camino del Rio, near Town Plaza, will result in traffic lane closures and delays next week. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for CDOT, said the work is part of the...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado seat belt use hits record high at 88%

More drivers are wearing seat belts in Colorado than ever before. A survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation shows seat-belt use improved to 88.3% in 2019 from 86.3% in 2018. This is the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing Farmington man found dead in Arizona

A Farmington man who has been missing since early July was found dead this week in Arizona, according to the Farmington Police Department. Craig Cavanaugh, 44, was last seen in Farmington on July...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 34

About 50 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about the rescue of a Montrose couple, with 86% of respondents correctly answering, “The steep and...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire danger increases in Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued a “fire weather watch” for Southwest Colorado as the combination of dry weather and increased chances of lightning enter the region this week. The fire...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Film crew near Haviland Lake finishes commercial early

The U.S. Forest Service said smoke would be visible from Haviland Lake on Tuesday as a film crew shoots a commercial in the area. Filming was expected to continue Wednesday, but the commercial was...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Roundtable launches monthlong celebration of the humanities

“History Live Durango” has been a long time coming. A monthlong series of 15 events celebrating the humanities in Southwest Colorado will begin Sept. 3 and will run through Sept. 26. Stories,...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Life-long Learning lectures launch History Live!

The Silk Road, the Railroad and insufferable music snobbery are three of the topics to be explored this fall in the latest edition of Fort Lewis College’s annual free lecture series. “We’re...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Community

Texas truck driver cited for crashing on Highway 550 near Cascade

A 32-year-old Texas man was cited with careless driving after driving off U.S. Highway 550 at the base of Coal Bank Pass on Thursday, causing his truck to catch fire. Colorado State Patrol Capt....

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of dragging dog behind truck is charged

An Arizona man has been formally charged after being arrested on suspicion of dragging a pit bull behind his truck while driving drunk earlier this month on north Main Avenue. Sixth Judicial...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA names new lead for Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site

The Environmental Protection Agency has selected a new lead for the Superfund cleanup of mines around Silverton that are contributing to degrading water quality in the Animas River. The “Bonita...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tiffany church nominated to county’s historic register

A Catholic church in Tiffany has been nominated to be included on La Plata County’s historic register. The county’s “Historic Preservation Review Committee” unanimously nominated the church on...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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