Thanks, Bud. Tropical storm brings steady rainfall to 416 Fire

1:10 p.m. Rain will limit the spread of the 416 Fire, but fire officials said they doubt the moisture will much impact on dousing the blaze. “There’s no dramatic impact to it today,” said...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

220 more homes ordered to evacuate; land agencies to consider Stage 3 fire restrictions

5:35 p.m. The San Juan National Forest and La Plata County government said they plan to enact Stage 3 fire restrictions early next week. Stage 3 restrictions could close federal lands, and in La...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters prepare to protect homes in Hermosa

Firefighters prepared for a battle Thursday night as the 416 Fire moved down Hermosa Mountain and flirted with neighborhoods on the lower slopes. Fire managers said the blaze could reach homes by...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire burns 1,100 acres; about 825 homes evacuated

HERMOSA About 825 homes were evacuated and 760 more were placed on pre-evacuation notice Friday about 10 miles north of Durango where a fast-moving wildfire consumed more than 1,100 acres in nine...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: New book tells story of Maria’s Bookshop

The history of Maria’s Bookshop has been chronicled in a new book, The Story of a Colorado Bookstore, by local author John Peel. The 55-page book answers many questions patrons are always asking...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

50 years ago: “One of the most serious and senseless acts of vandalism in recent years was discovered” at the Little League baseball fields in Cortez. Someone had shot out 33 of the lights used to...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

Talk about town: ‘Forbes’ likes us! It really, really does

Durango was named one of “The 14 Coolest Towns for Your Summer Vacation ” in Forbes magazine on April 26. The designation came from Ann Abel, a travel writer and editor for 15 years including...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

MAY 2 50 years ago: It was reported that “fewer traffic accidents and more injuries and deaths have occurred in Montezuma and Dolores counties during the first four months of 1968.” Highway Patrol...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

Best for Colorado workshop to be held Thursday

The city of Durango, in partnership with Local First, will hold a free workshop to inform residents about the Best for Colorado Challenge from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Durango Public Library,...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Seeking cool stories about cool moms for Durango Diaries

Is your mom awesome? If she is, we want you to share her story. Durango Diaries, the storytelling series presented by The Durango Herald, is looking for speakers for our May 9 event. The theme is...

DATE: April 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: Former Durangoan to play Nuggets halftime show

Former Durangoan Adrian Medina is booked to entertain thousands of fans during a Denver Nuggets halftime show Friday with his band Severo Y Grupo Fuego . This is the second NBA appearance for the...

DATE: March 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: City of Durango nabs first Terry Fiedler Spirit of Snowdown Award

Chip Lile, president of the Snowdown board of directors, presented the Terry Fiedler Spirit of Snowdown Award to the city of Durango on Tuesday at City Hall. The award honors all city employees who...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News