Hermosa power outages zap more than 300 Monday night

More than 300 customers were affected by power outages late Monday and early Tuesday in the Hermosa area north of Durango. The first outage occurred from 11:33 p.m. to 12:51 a.m. and affected 233...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phone service restored in Hermosa

Phone service has been restored to about 50 CenturyLink customers who lost service Jan. 1, when a cable went down. “All services were restored on Jan. 4 at 12:30 p.m.,” a CenturyLink employee wrote...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mine sludge affecting smaller ditches and waterways

For the past month, a heavy black plastic bag has been sitting in a garbage can behind Andy and Debbie Pierce’s home. “Nobody came out and asked. No one cares,” Debbie Pierce said. “No one has...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cutthroat making comeback

Colorado cutthroat trout is making a comeback in the headwaters of Hermosa Creek. The fish, native to Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico, is now found in only about 14 percent of its historic...

DATE: July 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Managing the future of Hermosa Creek

Campsites, roads, wildlife habitat and all the other aspects of the Hermosa Creek area are getting special scrutiny this year as part of an extended planning project. Congress designated the...

DATE: July 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lower Hermosa Road closed to campers

The mess was becoming too big to ignore, so the San Juan National Forest has closed Lower Hermosa Road to campers. The road, which begins as County Road 201 and becomes Forest Service Road 576, is...

DATE: May 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Field trips to be held for Hermosa Creek plan

More than 100 people filled the conference room at the San Juan Public Lands Building on Tuesday to see where the planning process for the Hermosa Creek Special Management Area is and where it’s...

DATE: May 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Comment sought on Hermosa Creek plan

The U.S. Forest Service is hosting an open house to begin early discussion on how to regulate use of the new Hermosa Creek Special Management Area. The open house is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m....

DATE: Feb. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds celebrate Hermosa protection

Tears, laughter, hugs and more than a few looks of disbelief were the norm at the celebration for the passage of the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act. Between 300 and 400 people crowded the...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton, Bennet to join Hermosa celebration

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton will join in a celebration of the passage of the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act at noon Friday at the Powerhouse Science Center. The...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big vote expected on Hermosa Act

With a procedural victory Thursday in the U.S. Senate, protection for the Hermosa Creek watershed is within an expected favorable Senate vote and a presidential signature from becoming law. A full...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bit of a rowdy weekend for sheriff’s deputies

It was rowdy weekend for local law enforcement. La Plata County Sheriff’s deputies responded to two separate incidents in which suspects came out swinging. William Torivio, a 31-year-old La Plata...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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