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Plotting your passion

In the age of GPS and smartphones that read aloud directions, it can be easy to forget that at one point people had to read and interpret maps, which may not have been updated at the pace of...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DHS class of 1987 to hold July reunion

The Durango High School class of 1987 will hold its 30-year reunion July 14 at El Rancho Tavern, 975 Main Ave., and a picnic July 15 at Rainbow Sprint Trout Farm, 378 Lyman Lane. All 1987 graduates...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Calendar for June 26-30

Monday Prayers for Our Children, all-day event, Christian Science Reading Room, 1166 East Third Ave., 247-0218. Paul Wilbert memorial passeggiata, 4:30 p.m., Buckley Park, 1200 Main Ave.,...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photo: Pride on the rapids

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Brush fire breaks out behind Folsom Park

A brush fire behind Folsom Park in Durango broke out Sunday afternoon, consuming a shed before it was quickly extinguished by the Durango Fire Protection District. Around 5 p.m., a brush fire...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Man found dead Sunday from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 60-year-old male was found dead on Sunday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on a trail near Haviland Lake, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Investigator Peter...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Residents prompted to practice lightning safety June though September

Gov. John Hickenlooper officially declared June 18 to 24 as Colorado Lightning Safety Awareness Week to encourage residents to learn the facts and heed the hazards of thunderbolts, especially...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Motorboats pile up at McPhee Reservoir

Because of the motorized-boating restrictions at the majority of southwest-Colorado reservoirs, McPhee Reservoir has seen an 85 percent increase at its boat-ramp inspection station from last year....

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Water experts prepare for Colorado’s population boom

WASHINGTON, D.C. – If population projections for Colorado and the region are on target, water supplies could be a critical issue by mid-century, experts say. La Plata County’s population is...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Caption This!: ‘Bearly legal’

Durango Herald Facebook reader Sherry Kimball sent in this week’s Caption This! winning headline “Bearly legal.” Coming in second was “Go ahead. Try to pet me!” from reader Mary Buchmayr. This...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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West La Plata County residents one step closer to water

West La Plata County residents are one step closer to receiving water after the La Plata West Water Authority entered the final design phase of engineering this month on the construction of a...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango shows its pride

Themes of love, diversity and acceptance poured into the streets Saturday for the Pride Parade on Main Avenue in Durango. About 200 people participated in the parade, which started near Seventh...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News