Photo: Hitching a ride

DATE: Aug. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Caption This!: ‘Dog days of summer’

Durango Herald Facebook reader Jeremy Linch sent in this week’s Caption This! winning headline, “Dog days of summer.” Coming in a close second was “I thought it was too warm to bring on a Three Dog...

DATE: July 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Remembering a furry friend

DATE: July 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service installing cave gates to save bats

GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – White River National Forest is in the process of installing a gate on Spring Cave near Meeker, and Hubbard Cave near Glenwood Springs is likely to be next in line. The gates...

DATE: July 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

For dogs terrified of fireworks, new drug aims to take the edge off the Fourth of July

The morning of July 5, neighborhoods across the United States will be littered with the remains of the previous night’s patriotic revelries – grass flattened by picnic blankets, crushed plastic...

DATE: July 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Changes proposed for draft barking dog ordinance in La Plata County

Officials are finessing La Plata County’s first ordinance to address rural barking dogs, and figuring out how to effectively enforce it. County staff presented a draft of the new law to...

DATE: June 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Puppy ‘rescuer’ said things ‘turned bad’ despite good intentions

A Durango woman who took it upon herself to free a puppy from a parked truck last week in Durango said she had the best of intentions; unfortunately, she accidentally broke a window and may have...

DATE: June 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman cited with trespassing for freeing pup from car

A Durango woman has been cited with criminal trespass for breaking into a car to “rescue” a puppy that didn’t need to be rescued. Shelby Perovich, 25, reached into the back window of a blue 1996...

DATE: June 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Owner and deaf dog to change focus

LOVELAND (AP) – Eric Melvin of Greeley didn’t expect that taking his deaf dog, Angelyne, to the Paws on the Promenade in 2007 would launch a career, a passion and worldwide recognition. Their win...

DATE: May 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Silverton’s resident wolf-dog dies

Sad news struck Silverton on Sunday when the town’s longtime protector, official mascot and resident wolf-dog, Wolfie, died. For 11 years, the cross-breed – a hulking shock of fuzzy black fur with...

DATE: May 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Listen up dog owners, La Plata County drafts barking ordinance

When rural dogs are barking, La Plata County law is silent. But that’s about to change. County staff has produced a preliminary draft of the county’s first ordinance on nuisance barking, a topic...

DATE: April 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

A waiting place in Durango

DATE: Feb. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News