Position: Herald Staff Writer

Unaffiliated voters will have their say in Colorado’s primary elections

Unaffiliated voters, who make up more than a third of registered voters in La Plata County, for the first time this year can participate in Colorado primary elections. [image2:mugshot]They will be...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Narrow Gauge Day celebrates start of the railroad’s season

The first trains to Silverton this year will pull out of the station Saturday morning. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will celebrate the occasion on Friday with its Narrow Gauge...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tow truck driver slides off Molas Pass on icy roads

One person was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon after the truck he was driving rolled off the side of Molas Pass at the Lime Creek curve. The driver, Don Curnow of Animas Towing & Recovery,...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring storm brings snow to the high country

A spring storm brought rain and snow Wednesday morning to Southwest Colorado, and more is expected Wednesday night and Thursday morning. There was a 70 percent chance of showers throughout the day...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Humane Society to open high-end thrift store

The La Plata County Humane Society will open a new thrift store dedicated to high-end boutique items. Re-Tail Boutique will open May 9 in a shopping center south of downtown Durango at 450 South...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Air Tanker Base prepares for busy year

The Durango Air Tanker Base at the Durango-La Plata County Airport is preparing for a busy wildfire season. The base, operated by the U.S. Forest Service, was fully staffed Tuesday, about two...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfires cause hazy skies in Southwest Colorado

Multiple wildfires burning in Arizona and New Mexico can be blamed for hazy skies Sunday and Monday across Southwest Colorado, according to the National Weather Service. The main fire burning is...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thunderstorms expected to roll through region this week

Rain and thunderstorms are expected through Thursday in and around Durango, according to the National Weather Service. There is a 50 to 70 percent chance of rain Tuesday and Wednesday, with...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News