Herald Staff Report

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 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

2 new members appointed to Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees

Two Southwest Colorado residents, Mary Rubadeau and Adam Red, have been appointed to the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees by Gov. Jared Polis. The addition of Rubadeau and Red will bring the...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bear rescued in East Canyon Fire released back into the wild

A bear injured in the East Canyon Fire earlier this summer west of Durango was released Monday after a successful rehabilitation. Colorado Parks and Wildlife received a call from fire personnel...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

New trail construction underway in Hermosa Creek Special Management Area

Trail construction has begun on a new route in the Hermosa Creek Special Management Area, which will be the first non-motorized trail in the San Juan National Forest to allow e-bikes. The U.S....

DATE: Aug. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

CDOT to break ground on $98.6 million U.S. Highway 550 realignment

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin construction this month on realigning U.S. Highway 550 to connect with the Grandview interchange in south Durango. The project will complete...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute Reservation initiates Stage 1 fire restrictions

Because of minimal monsoon moisture, current high temperatures, dry fuel conditions and the occurrence of recent wildland fires, Stage 1 fire restrictions will be implemented for all trust lands...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Independent La Plata County commission candidates make November ballot

It’s official: La Plata County’s two independent candidates for county commissioner are on the November ballot. As part of Colorado law, independent candidates must collect the number of signatures...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Fort Lewis College drops SAT, ACT tests for 2021-22 year

First-year students for the 2021-22 school year will not have to take SAT or ACT tests to gain admission to Fort Lewis College after many students were unable or schedule dates for the...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County resident tests positive for septicemic plague

A La Plata County resident has tested positive for septicemic plague, which health officials believe was transmitted by fleas from a ground squirrel. San Juan Basin Public Health announced the...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute reservation initiates Stage 2 fire restrictions

Because of the lack of monsoon moisture, current high temperatures, dry fuel conditions and the occurrence of recent wildland fires, Stage 2 fire restrictions have been implemented for all trust...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Fort Lewis College lands $33M for Health Sciences Center

Fort Lewis College will get its new Health Sciences Center after all despite the economic chaos caused this year by COVID-19. Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill Tuesday providing funding for higher...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County releases second draft of new land-use codes

The second version of La Plata County’s draft land-use code was released Tuesday for public review as county officials eye a final adoption of the revised regulations this fall. After four years in...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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