Benjamin Mandile

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Goodwill groups merge to improve efficiencies, long-term sustainability

A merger between Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado and Goodwill Industries of Denver has gone into effect, allowing the two groups to increase the sustainability of their two...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forecasters call for drier-than-average monsoon

Southwest Colorado appears to be headed into a dry spell, and even the monsoon may be drier than average, according to the National Weather Service. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms with...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fireworks, parties, parades: The many ways to celebrate July Fourth

Residents and visitors will have multiple firework shows and Fourth of July activities to choose from this week, a welcome change from last year, when most shows were canceled as a result of...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reservoir operators confident in conditions

Area reservoirs including Lake Nighthorse, Vallecito Reservoir and the McPhee Reservoir are near or at full capacity and are expected to have enough supply for all of their obligations this year,...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

High drivers aren’t under the radar in La Plata County

A recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found a majority of Americans think it’s “unlikely a driver will get caught by police for driving while high on marijuana,” among other...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local church replaces electric bill with community connection fund

In an effort to improve community connections, River Church in Durango has partnered with a local nonprofit to install a solar panel system. Replacing the recurring cost of an electric bill will...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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

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