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Garret Jaros
Position: Herald Staff Writer

Shoveling snow and ice from Durango’s Sky Steps is one man’s way of caring for the community

Jim Shadell began clearing the 530 steps about four years ago to stay fit and keep people safe

Fisherman attacked in Animas River by hammer-wielding man in Durango

Alleged attacker told police he wanted to hurt or kill someone

Holiday season a good time to focus on the health of mind, body and spirit

Exercise touted as a great way to shed the holiday pounds, but it is also good for reducing anxiety, stress and depression

Law enforcement extra vigilant New Year’s weekend

Durango police and Colorado state troopers will increase staff and patrols with an eye toward impaired drivers this weekend

New judge chosen for La Plata County Court

Governor appoints Anthony Baca to fill the vacancy on the 6th Judicial District bench left by the departure of Anne Woods

Colorado launches new Missing Indigenous Person Alert system

The system will function like an Amber Alert, only second of its kind in the U.S.

Last-minute holiday shoppers treated to sunny skies in Durango

Some claim procrastination and others strategic planning for shopping the last day before Christmas

Firefighting volunteers needed in remote regions of La Plata County

New battalion chief in charge of training is always looking for quality volunteers, especially those with an eye on becoming full-time firefighters

Would-be BB gun bandit behind bars despite charges being dismissed

Previous assault charge took precedent in sentencing man to five years in prison

De-icing: What does city and county use?

... And what effect does it have on environment?

Porch-package thieves play Grinch across Durango, La Plata County

A north Durango woman makes plea to thieves who stole a package containing a family heirloom from her front porch

Man charged with first-degree murder in 2021 Bayfield stabbing found competent to stand trial

Damitre Burch was deemed incompetent to stand trial shortly after his arrest in August 2021