Herald Staff Report

Mason Center demolished after 70 years

Durango’s Mason Center has seen its last days. The city of Durango demolished the 70-year-old building last week, leaving only the gym to be used for city storage. At 15,300 square feet, the Mason...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife officials find human remains in bears’ stomachs

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife pathologist found human remains inside the stomachs of a sow and her yearling that wildlife officers suspect of killing and eating a 39-year-old woman Friday night...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman found dead after apparent bear attack

A 39-year-old woman was found dead Friday night off U.S. Highway 550 near Trimble, north of Durango, after what Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials believe was a bear attack. An autopsy on the...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health announces rapid COVID-19 testing

San Juan Basin Public Health announced the availability of Cue testing, a highly accurate, rapid COVID-19 test now available in La Plata and Archuleta counties. The two counties are among the first...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

College wraps up spring free lecture series with van Gogh

A conversation about van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” will be the topic of the final virtual presentation in the Fort Lewis College free lecture series at 7 p.m. Thursday. Now in its 21st year, the...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Red flag warning in effect today in Southwest Colorado

A red flag warning – alerting that conditions are favorable for the spread of wildfire – is in effect from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday for elevations below 8,000 feet in Southwest Colorado. The weather...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police warn of spike in car thefts

The Durango Police Department is warning of increasing vehicle thefts in town. Vehicle thefts in Durango increased from 36 in 2019 to 54 in 2020. Eleven vehicles have been stolen so far in 2021....

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red flag warning in effect for Southwest Colorado

A red flag warning of extremely dry and windy conditions favorable to the spread of wildfires is in effect for Southwest Colorado through 8 p.m. Sunday. A red flag warning means a combination of...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College to hold 7 outdoor commencement ceremonies

With an increasing supply of the COVID-19 vaccination, Fort Lewis College has decided to host seven small, outdoor, in-person commencement ceremonies in 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic prevented Fort...

DATE: April 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters contain brush fire in Oxbow Park & Preserve

Firefighters contained a brush fire Friday afternoon in Oxbow Park & Preserve in north Durango. Durango Fire Protection District Marshal Karola Hanks said as of 5 p.m. the fire was contained at...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Applying to Fort Lewis College: There’s an app for that

Prospective Fort Lewis College students for the 2021-22 school year can use Common App, an online application platform used by students, counselors and advisers across the country and the world....

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire truck rolls north of Bayfield, trapping one person

An Upper Pine River Fire Protection District fire truck rolled Friday morning north of Bayfield, trapping one person inside, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred about 10:45...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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