Position: City editor

Email: shane@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4547

About: Shane Benjamin is a graduate of Fort Lewis College with a degree in mass communication. He has been in journalism for 17 years, working as a reporter and editor. He joined the Herald in 1999 as a reporter and covered city government, county government, education and cops and courts. He has won numerous press awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Press and Colorado Press Association. He contributed to the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire coverage that won the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Excellence in Journalism in the category of public service. Read More Hide

Two fires in three months at address east of Durango

Firefighters are investigating a fire that scorched a rubbish pile early Wednesday east of Durango – the same location where a shed and house burned three months earlier. The fire was reported at...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who fell rescued from La Plata Mountains

Rescue workers were able to reach a 76-year-old Durango man who fell and injured his head Monday in the La Plata Mountains west of Durango. Rescue workers received a distress signal about 10:35...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango firefighter responds to emergencies across the world

Driving a motorboat through neighborhoods submerged in floodwaters can be a surreal experience. “Neighborhoods are quiet, there’s no people, there’s no cars – it’s just desolate,” said Breaux...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man stabs attacker in chest at homeless camp west of Durango

A Durango man was in “fair” condition Thursday at Mercy Regional Medical Center after being stabbed once in the chest. The incident occurred about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday at a homeless camp behind the...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Algae bloom blossoms in Animas River south of Durango

A stretch of the Animas River south of Durango has turned fluorescent green from an algae bloom. The growth is most pronounced downstream of the South Durango Sanitation District treatment plant,...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian hit by truck released from hospital

A pedestrian hit by a car Tuesday night on north Main Avenue has been treated and released from Mercy Regional Medical Center. The incident occurred about 8 p.m. near 21st Street and Main Avenue....

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Video captures car colliding with tree on Main Avenue

Video surveillance from Durango Rapid Wash shows a speeding car narrowly miss a pedestrian before colliding with a tree Tuesday on Main Avenue in Durango. The crash occurred at 2:40 p.m. in the...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police search for five suspects connected to armed robbery

Police are searching for five people suspected of robbing a man at gunpoint Monday night at a storage unit in Bodo Industrial Park in Durango. The robbery was reported about 7:55 p.m. at Bodo Park...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s Fourth of July fireworks to be shot off in November

The city of Durango plans to launch fireworks Nov. 11, Veterans Day, that were held over from this summer’s Fourth of July display, which was called off for severe fire danger. The fireworks are...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Retired district judge David Dickinson, 71, dies in Durango

David L. Dickinson, who served 14 years as a district court judge in Durango, died Friday at Mercy Regional Medical Center from complications related to bulbar palsy, a motor neuron disease. He was...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

DA Christian Champagne increases amount of cases taken to trial

During his first seven months in office, District Attorney Christian Champagne has made it a priority to take more cases to trial – making good on a campaign promise to give the community a greater...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gravesite found near construction site northeast of Durango

Law enforcement is investigating what appears to be a gravesite near a construction zone northeast of Durango. Construction workers found freshly placed flowers and a wooden cross with the dates...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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