Coal miner seriously injured at King II near Hesperus

A 40-year-old Cortez man was seriously injured and required a helicopter transport to Denver last week while working at GCC Energy’s King II coal mine near Hesperus. Rod Allen, with Durango Fire...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horse falls, injures girl and dies near Hesperus

A full-grown horse wandered into a mobile-home park near Hesperus and mysteriously died Tuesday, at one point falling on and injuring a girl, according to La Plata County Animal Protection. Animal...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers Market: Jake’s Farm of Hesperus fills the poultry gap

Amy and Jonathan Reid run Jake’s Farm in Hesperus. While visiting from Chino Valley, Arizona, in August 2016, they noticed a hole in what the Durango Farmers Market offers. “We came here on...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Tales of Hesperus: Murder, mining and bootlegging

Murder, bootlegging, cattle rustling – these are only a few of the intriguing topics that will be hit on at this year’s La Plata County Historic Driving Tour, which turns its sights west toward...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Hesperus Ski Area opens with 21-inch base, more on the way

Hesperus Ski Area has finally received enough snow to open for the season, a spokeswoman for the ski area said Monday. With a base of 21 inches of snow and another 15 inches forecast over the next...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus Ski Area delays opening day

Hesperus Ski Area will delay its planned opening day because of lack of snow. Kim Oyler, spokeswoman for the ski area, said in a prepared statement Thursday that Hesperus Ski Area, 12 miles west of...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus gas station closes for remodeling

Hesperus Oasis, the only gas station in the Hesperus area, will be closed until March or April for remodeling. As part of the remodeling, the store may expand slightly, and the building may be...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual Dolores Ski Swap fundraiser coming Nov. 10

The Dolores Ski Swap and fundraiser will be held on Nov. 10 at the Dolores Community Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Telluride and Hesperus ski passes will be for sale, as well as a roomful of snow...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Man cited for careless driving for crash on Hesperus Hill

By Mary Shinn Herald Staff Writer The driver of an SUV was cited for careless driving after a multiple vehicle crash Monday morning on Hesperus Hill. The driver of a 2005 GMC turned from Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

No injuries in three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 160

No one was injured in a three-vehicle crash reported around 1:30 p.m. Saturday near Hesperus on U.S. Highway 160, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Cpl. Ivan Alvarado from the Denver dispatch...

DATE: April 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil and gas drilling could ramp up in Southwest Colorado

The door has opened wider for oil and gas development in Southwest Colorado under the Trump administration. And the time frame for public comment and protest periods is expected to be shortened. A...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus Ski Area suspends operations due to lack of snow

Hesperus Ski Area suspended its winter operations Sunday due to a lack of snow, accentuating a rough and dismal winter for the snow-starved mountains of Southwest Colorado. According to its...

DATE: March 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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