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Test results a mixed bag for Durango 9-R

Editor’s note: This is the first installment of three stories examining the test scores for La Plata County schools. By Mia Rupani Herald Staff Writer Standardized test scores in Colorado are a...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado statewide Labor Day DUI blitz now active

In the largest crackdown of the year, Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and 118 local law-enforcement agencies will conduct a statewide “The Heat Is On” DUI blitz through...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Calendar for Aug. 21-25

Monday Prayers for our children, all-day event, Christian Science Reading Room, 1166 East Third Ave. Emergency Telephone Service Association of La Plata County meeting, 1 p.m., 545 Wilson Gulch...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Caption This!: ‘Waiting to get my human-hunting license!’

Durango Herald Facebook reader Patricia Haupt sent in this week’s winning Caption This! headline: “Waiting to get my human-hunting license!” The second-place caption was, “Took my guitar to the...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Nathine Senne adds $70k to Fort Lewis College scholarship

Fort Lewis College announced a $70,000 gift from Nathine Senne, which will go toward the Richard A. Senne Memorial Scholarship fund that she and her late husband, Herbert, established in 1978 to...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Authorities identify man killed in rollover crash

Authorities identified the man who was killed in a rollover crash Friday night north of Hermosa as Reggie Hohenberg of Kirtland, New Mexico. The crash occurred at 6:05 p.m. near the top of Shalona...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Federal funding cuts could affect local infrastructure, transportation

President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the federal budget could be felt locally, with homeownership assistance, infrastructure construction and air service among the areas affected. Colorado...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 hours 45 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Boy Scout creates drumline storage for Durango High School band

An affinity for band inspired Durango High School junior Brandon Gallegos to build instrument storage cabinets for his Eagle Scout project. Brandon, 16, is a longtime member of Boy Scout Troop 538....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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What’s new at each school district?

The Durango Herald talked with the superintendents from Durango School District 9-R, Bayfield School District and Ignacio School District to find out what is new at each district for this 2017-18...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango threatens lawsuit against Silverton and its miners – 115 years ago

Some problems never go away. Included in the “Way Back!” section of the current Silverton Standard & the Miner, 115 years ago this week the town of Durango was gearing up to sue Silverton and its...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Best bets for the weekend

This weekend, your best bets are the Tour de Farms and Mancos Valley Summer Brewfest, both happening Saturday. Colorado State University Extension and Garden Project of Southwest Colorado will...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Looking for a party? Here’s where you can find one to view the solar eclipse

Herald Staff Report The total solar eclipse will be visible about 80 percent Monday in Southwest Colorado. The partial eclipse in our area will be visible from 10:18 a.m. to 1:09 p.m., with peak...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News