Seth Marvin-Vanderryn

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Friends and family remember Tom Riesing

Up until the end, longtime Durango resident Tom Riesing approached each day the same way he had for much of his life: with a twinkle in his eye and an unbridled passion for learning and recreating...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 8 hours 31 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless community pays tribute to Durango man with ‘traveling heart’

Close to 25 people gathered Tuesday afternoon in the woods behind Walmart to commemorate the life of Dean Allen Littrell. Littrell, 57, was found dead last week at his campsite between Walmart and...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After going missing for three years, dog reunited with her owner

Shannon Ireland-Gordy ignored the first couple of phone calls she received that had a 505 area code, assuming they were spam. But after repeated calls over a number of days, Ireland-Gordy, now...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County, N.M., prepares for another COVID-19 surge

Despite the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, San Juan County Regional Medical Center and San Juan County, New Mexico, officials are cautiously optimistic about the changing public health situation...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Stranger pays for Durango woman’s groceries, lets her keep the change

During a routine grocery store visit last week, Durango resident Laurel Hall, 87, experienced an act of kindness that altered the course of her day. After working her way through the aisles in her...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A convoy pays tribute to Durango-area veterans

A convoy of cars adorned with American flags and signs paid tribute to veterans Wednesday on Main Avenue in Durango, a scaled-down and COVID-friendly version of the annual Veterans Day parade....

DATE: Nov. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Surprised by her own cancer diagnosis, Durangoan urges women to schedule screenings

For Durango resident Debbie Goodman, the diagnosis of occult breast cancer Aug. 28 was a complete shock. Goodman has no history of breast cancer in her family, has never smoked, isn’t overweight...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New mountain bike trails added in San Juan County, N.M.

San Juan County continues to focus on and improve the outdoor recreation opportunities in northwest New Mexico. The county recently completed a project, through a $700,000 grant from the New Mexico...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Six holiday drive events planned in Durango

As the holiday season nears and the Durango area is without Project Merry Christmas for the first time in 34 years, Four Corners Broadcasting is attempting to fill the void. Kristin Dills,...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health officials: Southwest Colorado at critical juncture for containing COVID-19

San Juan Basin Public Health Executive Director Liane Jollon appeared before Durango City Council on Monday to ask the community, for the second time in less than a week, to do a better job of...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voter turnout hits 82% in La Plata County

Tuesday marked the end of a chapter in a bitter, contentious election season, but despite the vitriol displayed in campaigns across the country, Election Day in La Plata County was relatively calm....

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drop box at Fort Lewis College aims to increase voter turnout

A new, 24-hour ballot drop-off box has been installed for this election season at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. There will also be a voter service and polling center set up...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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