Ryan Simonovich

Position: Herald Staff Writer

‘Lieutenant Dan’ helps disabled Harley riders

Daniel “Lieutenant Dan” Holman donated a wheelchair to Durango Harley-Davidson on Thursday as a part of his mission to supply every Harley-Davidson dealership in the country with a wheelchair....

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Little Free Library installed as part of Colorado PBS initiative

What’s your favorite book? When asked, most people say, “There are too many to pick just one.” But Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Service is trying to decide just that, and as a part of the...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

For one Durango couple, new concrete wall kept them safe from mudslides

As heavy rain caused flooding, rockslides and mudslides Tuesday night, Fran and John Reynolds felt a little more settled than they might otherwise have. The Reynolds live on U.S. Highway 550, about...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite drought, bears are finding plenty of natural food

The San Juan Mountains’ bear population has been visiting town significantly less this summer with natural food more abundant. Last year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife received hundreds of calls...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CPW: Thousands of fish may be dying from 416 Fire ash in Animas

Thousands of fish are suffocating from the ash and dirt washing into the Animas River from the 416 Fire burn area. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has not done an official count, but the agency...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Injured hiker rescued north of Vallecito Reservoir

Workers successfully rescued a 47-year-old man who was injured Monday while hiking in the Weminuche Wilderness. A Mesa Verde National Park Service Helitack crew transported the man a short...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A bird’s-eye view of what floods may bring

A perfect storm could send debris hurtling down canyons and potentially damage property adjacent to the 416 Fire burn scar. To prepare for the worst-case scenario, La Plata County Office of...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Several lightning-caused fires start east of Durango

Several small lightning-caused fires started Friday afternoon near County Road 228, northeast of Elmore’s Corner in La Plata County. “Most of them are single trees,” said Durango Fire Protection...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Women in business look to ‘break through to excellence’

IGNACIO – The Women’s Small Business Conference drew about 200 businesswomen Friday to Sky Ute Casino to attend presentations, network and learn new business practices. The conference, hosted by...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Previously closed trails and roads re-open near burn areas

The San Juan National Forest has re-opened trails and roads – including the Colorado Trail – that were part of a closed area of the forest near the 416 and Burro fires. The areas were originally...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are afternoon rains the monsoon?

Afternoon storms are expected through the remainder of this week in a weather pattern that resembles the monsoon, but it is not the monsoon, according to the National Weather Service. There is a 30...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Devo riders get preparation for mountain bike nationals

Early Wednesday morning, Durango Devo riders pushed their lungs to the limit climbing a dirt road and then skipped their way through rock-strewn singletrack descents. It was all part of final...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

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