Benjamin Mandile

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Wings Over the Rockies lowers its prices

In response to public comments, Raptors Wild Inc., the nonprofit hosting the Wings Over the Rockies educational bird show at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in Durango, has lowered its prices for...

DATE: June 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Not the job it used to be: Garbage truck drivers operate joysticks

Trash collector isn’t the job it used to be. John Archuleta, a residential operator with Waste Management Inc., operates a joystick in the cab of his truck to pick up cans while driving house to...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College Police seek to identify alleged trespassers

Fort Lewis College Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man and a woman who are suspected of trespassing in a campus building. In an email Wednesday to the student body, FLC Chief...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

For one week, Durango challenges residents to find a clean commute

The city of Durango has added new events to its Clean Commute Week, which celebrates clean modes of transportation. This year, Clean Commute Week will run from Saturday to June 27 and feature new...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Falcon show takes flight at La Plata County Fairgrounds

Wings Over the Rockies, a new educational bird show being held at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, is struggling to attract an adequate crowd during its first summer in town. Mike Fauteaux,...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain lion strikes a pose in Hermosa resident’s backyard

A young mountain lion found itself at the center of attention earlier this month when it took a break in a Hermosa resident’s backyard. Deedee Courter said a mountain lion had been seen wandering...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT nears completion on three Durango-area projects

Colorado Department of Transportation crews and contractors have finished upgrading traffic signals at almost 20 locations in Durango and are close to completing improvements to multiple...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Warm weather, scattered storms predicted this weekend

Those planning to make it outside this weekend are in store for warm weather with scattered storms. For the weekend, the National Weather Service in Grand Junction said Southwest Colorado can...

DATE: June 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

SkyRaider Trail construction starts in east Durango

Trails 2000 and the city of Durango have an opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to build and eventually hike a new trail. The SkyRaider Trail will connect the Powerline Trail near Molas Drive to...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Swiftwater rescue team enters its busy season

Waterways are running at near-peak levels this week after the San Juan Mountains received above-average snowfall this winter. The high water can be an allure to river users, but also a danger for...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio library offers a different kind of learning

When people imagine the typical services a library offers, they probably think of summer reading programs, printing services or movie nights for the public; but the Ignacio Community Library is...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife seeks public comment on big game seasons

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting public comment until midnight June 26 about structuring big-game hunting seasons from 2020 to 2024. The season structure, which is reviewed every five years...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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