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Shane Benjamin
Position: Herald Staff Writer
Phone Number: (970), 375-4547

Durango railroad releases updated findings about stranded train north of Hermosa

Property owner says he did not perform work under tracks, as implied by Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Three-legged dogs care less about injuries than some owners

‘Tripawds’ tend to live happy, normal lives, despite humans feeling bad for them

Durango School District closes schools Friday for snowy conditions

Wet weather turned to snow and ice overnight, leading to slick roads

Ax-wielding man suspected of threatening neighbors, barricading himself in apartment

Police spent about four hours negotiating Grimes before forcing entry to make arrest

Durango fire department celebrates arrival of new engine

Two more engines and two four-wheel drive vehicles are on order

District attorney candidates sound off during La Plata County Dems forum

Jason Eley wants to change culture at DA’s office; Sean Murray wants to build on successes

911 dispatch center reroutes calls for about 10 hours after software snafu

Third-party vendor was updating technology at Durango La Plata Emergency Communications Center

VIDEO: Durango fire department celebrates arrival of new engine

The $700,000 engine, which arrived Monday, is one of three purchased by the Durango Fire Protection District. The other two are expected to arrive in spring 2025.

Wet weather, warming temps may be triggering early rockslides

Latest slide came down Friday night on La Posta Road near southern Durango city limits

‘Fotokite’ gives Durango police a bird’s-eye view of Snowdown crowds

Tethered drone was used during Snowdown Light Parade

Hesperus man arrested on suspicion of child sex assault

Paul Richardson accused of inappropriate contact involving two children

Travel trailer catches fire north of Durango

Cause of blaze remains under investigation