Herald Staff Report

Archuleta County resident seriously injured in explosion near Allison

Medics responded Friday to a water heater explosion about 3 miles north of Allison near the La Plata-Archuleta line. The blast near Archuleta County Road 988 reportedly injured one person, causing...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

First case of West Nile virus in La Plata County confirmed

The year’s first human case of the West Nile virus was reported Thursday in La Plata County, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne illness that can cause...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 of 4 debris piles removed from Colorado Trail

Several public lands groups have helped clear avalanche debris from a large section of the Colorado Trail near Elk Creek, near Molas Pass. The slide occurred during the heavy snowfall during winter...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas leak prompts evacuations in north Durango

Homes were temporarily evacuated Thursday afternoon in north Durango for a gas leak, according to Durango Fire Protection District. Chief Hal Doughty said the gas leak was discovered Thursday...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutor says Durango police officer ‘legally justified’ in shooting death

Prosecutors on Tuesday said a Durango Police Department officer who shot and killed a man suspected of burglarizing an auto parts store three months ago in Durango “was legally justified in using...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police warn of scammers pretending to be law enforcement

Police are warning residents of a phone scam in which scammers identify themselves as law enforcement from either the Durango Police Department or the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County sees spike in COVID-19 cases since Labor Day

La Plata County has recorded nearly 20 new COVID-19 cases in the last week and a half, a mini surge that San Juan Basin Public Health attributes to the Labor Day holiday. Labor Day, which occurred...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police looking for suspects who racked up more than $1,200 in fraudulent charges

The Durango Police Department is looking for two men suspected of stealing a wallet from an unlocked car and then making more than $1,200 in fraudulent charges at chain stores in Durango and...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County, N.M., awarded $2M grant for freight rail project

San Juan County has been awarded $2 million to pay for the next steps in a project intended to bring freight rail service to San Juan County. Local stakeholders will be consulted to help determine...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Voluntary fishing closures on Southwest Colorado rivers lifted

Voluntary fishing closures on the Animas River and other Southwest Colorado streams put in place in August because of dangerously high water temperatures that posed a risk to fish were lifted...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek Pass closed Monday afternoon for vehicle recovery

U.S. Highway 160 over Wolf Creek Pass closed Monday afternoon, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. CDOT said in a traffic alert the entire pass from mile markers 144 to 186 is...

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

City of Farmington enacts Stage 1 Water Shortage Advisory

Farmington City Council passed a resolution Tuesday enacting a Stage 1 Water Shortage Advisory urging residents to reduce water usage by 10%. The advisory went into effect Wednesday and will remain...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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