Benjamin Mandile

Position: Herald Staff Writer

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

Animal experts have tips for keeping pets safe this summer

Temperatures are rising in Southwest Colorado, which means it is time for pet owners to consider the safety and comfort of their furry companions as more people venture outdoors. With temperatures...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde license plates approved by state Legislature

Mesa Verde National Park has a rich history filled with tales of those who braved the cold winters and dry summers to survive. Next year, Colorado drivers will have the opportunity to pay tribute...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis signs law to stop wage discrimination

When Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act last month, he helped make history for Coloradans after 39 years of lawmakers trying and failing to pass a bill that accounted...

DATE: June 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire’s scar looms as life returns to normal

Residents were filled with fear, horror and shock when the 416 Fire grew from a “wisp of smoke” to an 11,000-acre wildfire on June 1, 2018 – the first day of the 416 Fire. Since then, residents...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wet weather causes travel delays in San Juan National Forest

Some roads and recreation areas remain inaccessible for travel at high elevations in the San Juan National Forest as a result of the active avalanche season, late-season snow and wet conditions. ...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm moves out, making way for sunny skies this weekend

The snow and rain that loomed this week over Southwest Colorado made a graceful exit early Friday, making way for clear skies and warming temperatures this weekend – just in time the 48th annual...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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