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Intruder incident: Durango man fatally shot

By Archuleta County Undersheriff Tonya Hamilton Following the shooting incident that occurred 20 miles west on U.S. 160 on Aug. 23, the highway was shut down and diverted onto CR…

Suspected intruder shot approximately 20 miles west of town

The following statement was issued this morning by Archuleta County Undersheriff Tonya Hamilton: “On August 23rd, 2017, at approximately 10:47 pm, Dispatch received a call from an unnamed male subject…

US 160 CLOSED near Chimney Rock between Durango and Pagosa Springs, Alternate is Route Available

Southwest Colorado motorists traveling between Durango and Pagosa Springs will encounter a detour this morning. US 160 is closed and drivers will be rerouted onto Archuleta County Road (CR) 175…

Crews add 300 more acres to fire: Smoke becomes more visible

Areas of smoke from the lightning-caused wildfire near Bayfield will be more visible as fire crews are adding 300 more acres to produce a low-intensity fire. This will prevent the…

Firing operations continue today on the 842 Fire

Favorable weather conditions aided crews yesterday on the 842 Fire as they successfully burned out another 370 acres, bringing the fire to a total of 407 acres. Burnout operations were…

Update: Teen found – Family searches for missing teen

Update: Teen found – Family searches for missing teen

Mark Holladay Mark Holladay, age 15, was last seen at his home on Holiday Avenue in the vicinity of Park Avenue on noon, Wednesday, Aug. 2. He is considered a…

Flash flood watch in effect

A flash flood watch is in effect for Archuleta County and the Southwest San Juan Mountains through Tuesday evening. According to the National Weather Service, scattered to numerous thunderstorms with…

Firefighters battle wildland fires near Durango

Firefighters battle wildland fires near Durango

Photo courtesy Durango Herald/Jerry McBride • Evacuations ordered • Smoke can be seen from Archuleta County Read more at DurangoHerald.com Follow these topics: News, Top Stories…

Pagosa Ranger District monitors forest fire south of Treasure Falls

According to San Juan National Forest Public Affairs Specialist Ann Bond, Pagosa Ranger District crews are currently monitoring a fire caused by a lightning strike that was reported at 5:25…

Southern Ute Reservation initiates Stage 1 fire restrictions

By Rich Gustafson Due to the current high temperatures, dry fuel conditions and the occurrence of recent wildland fires, Stage 1 fire restrictions have been implemented for all trust lands…