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Cortez awards bid for new businesses’ fiber-optic services

The city of Cortez has awarded a bid to Durango-based DAK Drilling and Well Service for a fiber-optic construction project set to begin this year. The project will install two miles of fiber-optic...

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

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Marvel Grange to host box supper and family dance

The annual Pioneer 4-H Club box supper and family dance will be from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. March 11 at Marvel Grange Hall, 217 County Road 133. The box supper will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the...

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

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Acupuncturist to discuss allergies on Tuesday at library

Licensed acupuncturist Caleb Gates will present a discussion on allergies, “Resolving Food Sensitivities, Airborne Allergies and Sinusitis,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 2 at Durango Public...

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

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HomesFund asks Cortez City Council for support

A housing assistance program based in Durango is asking the Cortez City Council to support its Montezuma County services. HomesFund is a nonprofit that offers mortgage assistance and classes on...

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

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Sunday’s snow expected to give way to clearer skies

Snow and rain early Sunday should give way to more moderate weather this week if the forecast from the National Weather Service holds up. Tom Renwick, a meteorologist with the National Weather...

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

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Property taxes give fire districts money headaches

Fire chiefs in La Plata County are preparing for reduced funding next year as a result of the Gallagher Amendment, which is expected to lower property taxes across Colorado. The four fire districts...

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

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Oohs & Aahs set to close as owner nears retirement

Oohs & Aahs on Main Avenue plans to close on the last day of February. After 23 years, Phyllis Burwell, the owner of the high-end furniture store and interior decorating service, plans to retire...

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

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Caption This!: ‘Anti-theft K-9 included with purchase’

The Durango Herald Facebook reader Jenny Lynn Heckmann sent in this week’s Caption This! winning headline “Anti-theft K-9 included with purchase.” Coming in a close second was “Honest officer, I...

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

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Herald publisher to speak about digital age communications to Rotary Club meeting

Richard Ballantine, publisher of The Durango Herald for more than 30 years, will speak about The Durango Herald moving into the digital media world during the Rotary Club of Durango meeting, at 6...

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

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City Councilor Dean Brookie will announce re-election effort

Local architect and planner, Dean Brookie, will announce he will seek re-election to the Durango City Council at noon Tuesday at Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio. To follow the...

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

Monday Durango Dayplanner

Arts and Entertainment Joel Racheff, 5:30-10 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 247-4431. Spoken Word, 7-9 p.m., Steaming Bean, downstairs at the Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave.,...

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

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Crashes decrease in Durango’s busy Camino del Rio corridor

One of Durango’s busiest throughways, South Camino del Rio, has historically earned complaints from motorists about the safety of its intersections. But an inspection of data collected before and...

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