Blasting operation set for Thursday afternoon in Hermosa area

Blasting operations are set to begin Thursday in Hermosa Creek Special Management Area behind Purgatory Resort as crews start to build a fish barrier for a cutthroat trout reintroduction program....

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

River Protection Workgroup disbands over disagreements

After more than a decade, the River Protection Workgroup, tasked with drafting a regionwide approach to land and river management in Southwest Colorado, has disbanded because members could not...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Illegal mountain bike trail in Hermosa destroyed by rangers

Local volunteers helped rangers from the Columbine District of the San Juan National Forest destroy an illegal mountain bike trail southeast of the Hermosa Creek Campground. The rogue path was in...

DATE: June 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public comment period begins for Hermosa Creek management plan

A public comment period began June 8 for the Hermosa Creek Watershed Management Environmental Assessment, which lays out the proposed uses of the recently designated wilderness and...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife officials to poison invasive fish in East Fork of Hermosa Creek

Next week, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials will be treating a two-mile section of the East Fork of Hermosa Creek as part of ongoing efforts to eliminate invasive fish species and restore...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley residents skeptical about cellphone tower

A proposal for a 120-foot cellphone tower in the Animas Valley was met with skepticism from the neighbors who would have to look at it. About 10 community members attended an informal Monday...

DATE: July 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverpeak Equestrian Team thrives in the Wild West

In a region surrounded by rodeos, the Silverpeak Equestrian Team is focused on learning to ride elegantly in an English-style saddle. The team of 13 middle and high school girls, now headed into...

DATE: June 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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