Herald Staff Report

Outbreak at community corrections center in Durango worsens

Public health officials warned Monday of a worsening COVID-19 outbreak at Hilltop House, a community corrections and rehabilitation center in Durango. As of Monday, the halfway house had 25...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus Ski Area delays opening

With only 3 inches of snow on the slopes, Hesperus Ski Area announced it will delay its opening, which had been set for Friday. The date for the first day will not be scheduled until enough powder...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bloomfield wins Mr. Potato Head Trophy in food drive contest

A friendly food drive competition between local governments collected 11,268 pounds of food for ECHO Food Bank, which will be distributed to families in need in San Juan County, New Mexico. The...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Law enforcement investigates shooting south of Durango

Law enforcement was investigating a reported shooting Tuesday afternoon near Weaselskin Bridge, south of Durango. The incident was reported about 12:35 p.m. near the parking lot at Weaselskin...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Moderate to heavy snow expected in Southwest Colorado’s high country

Moderate to heavy snow is expected in Southwest Colorado’s high country beginning Sunday evening and lasting through early Tuesday, with the potential for rain in Durango and Cortez. Megan...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reader Q&A: Is this a ‘second wave’? Has COVID-19 mutated? What have we learned in 8 months?

A recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Southwest Colorado and northwest New Mexico has prompted public health officials to issue stricter guidelines in hopes of limiting the virus’ spread. The uptick...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Accident causes traffic delays on U.S. Highway 550 south

A head-on collision with no fatalities caused traffic delays Saturday on U.S. Highway 550, 10 miles north of the Colorado-New Mexico border. The occupants were able to extricate themselves from the...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Albuquerque police want help finding missing man, possibly in Southwest Colorado

The Albuquerque Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man who is connected with another man who killed his wife Monday in Albuquerque and was later killed by...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Indian Tribe reports its first positive COVID-19 test

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe reported its first positive COVID-19 case Wednesday since the pandemic broke out in March. In a news release, SUIT spokeswoman Lindsay Box said the person who tested...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango has its first dollar store

Durango finally has its first dollar store. The La Plata County Planning Commission in December 2019 approved construction of a 9,180-square-foot commercial retail store to be located at 29639 U.S....

DATE: Oct. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County woman arrested on suspicion of setting barn on fire

A La Plata County woman has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson in connection with a barn fire that resulted in about $125,000 worth of damage. She is suspected committing a string of...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck drivers will be stopped on Wolf Creek Pass to talk dangers of travel

Underscoring the dangers of U.S. Highway 160’s Wolf Creek Pass, highway authorities plan to stop semitrailer drivers and educate them about how best to navigate the pass, which features a steep...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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