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Family dispute leads to 2 arrests in Durango

Two men were arrested late Saturday and early Sunday morning after a family argument led one man to assault another with hammer at the Junction Creek Mobile Home Park. La Plata County Sheriff’s...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Campus life will look different this year at Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College plans to lease a hotel in Durango to handle more requests for single dorm rooms, and some students will be trained as health advocates to educate people about procedures taken on...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Native American helpline increases sexual violence advocacy

StrongHearts Native Helpline launched an initiative to strengthen its sexual violence advocacy Monday to better support Native Americans nationwide. StrongHearts, a service created in 2017,...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for Aug. 10-14

Information and agendas about local meetings City of Durango: www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000. La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: www.bayfieldgov.org ...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Fair junior auction brings big bucks

“Four and a half. 475! 475 ... 500 ... They worked all year. They’ll need a paycheck,” said the auctioneer into the microphone at the La Plata County Fair Junior Auction. “Sold! 500 bucks,” he...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College adds electric vehicle charging stations

Two electric vehicle charging stations have been installed in the Sitter Family Hall parking lot at Fort Lewis College. Four vehicles will be able to charge at once with each ChargePoint station...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet introduces bill to help tribal businesses obtain PPP loans

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., introduced a bill Wednesday that would allow businesses that share an Employer Identification Number to submit Paycheck Protection Program loan applications. The rule...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM finalizes new wild horse management plan for Spring Creek Basin

The Bureau of Land Management has finalized a new plan for managing wild horses in Spring Creek Basin that builds upon current fertility control and bait-trapping practices. Although the plan...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 83

Herald Staff Report About 150 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about city councilors addressing ADA issues, with 95% of respondents correctly...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton enters uncharted territory with no D&SNG trains this summer

SILVERTON – Over the years, Silverton has weathered many a storm – fires, avalanches, the collapse of mining – but never before has the small mountain town been without the Durango & Silverton...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health at risk of disbanding; director eyes job in Oregon

Archuleta County is looking to pull out of San Juan Basin Public Health, putting the region’s top health department at risk of disbanding and its executive director searching for a new job in...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Hog heaven at La Plata County Fair

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 33 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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