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Vallecito couple faces cancer, insurance uncertainty

In the months since Vallecito resident Connie Allen was diagnosed with breast cancer, the fear of losing affordable insurance has loomed over her. For Connie and her husband, Doug, owners of...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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From the editor: Work during fellowship will lead Herald’s future

Readers, [image:1,mugshot] Ten months ago, I took a sabbatical from The Durango Herald to do a journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan. During my time as a Knight-Wallace fellow in...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Suspected drug kingpin fails to show up for jury trial

An Arizona man suspected of importing and distributing large quantities of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine in La Plata County was a no-show this week at his scheduled jury trial. District Court...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Interactive map available for Hermosa Creek management plan

New technology should help residents who want to comment on the Hermosa Creek management plan, officials with the U.S. Forest Service’s Columbine Ranger District said this week. About 15 people...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 11:55 a.m. Several people were bothering a bear on the Animas River Trail behind Days End, in the 2200 block of Main Avenue. 2:27 p.m. A deer was missing an eyeball near...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Workers demolish building for wastewater treatment project

Work on the $54 million Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility on Friday was cacophonous and dusty as workers demolished the administration building. It is the first building to be demolished as...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Best bets for the weekend

The Durango Pride Festival will be held this weekend, with a parade, family festival and “drag extravaganza” show Saturday and a parade-float down the Animas River on Sunday. New York City was host...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Turf battle flares at north City Market

Parking at north City Market just became a little tougher. Not because of raised medians, narrow lanes and tight turning radiuses, but because a section of the parking lot has been roped off –...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 12:31 a.m. A dumpster was on fire in the 900 block of Narrow Gauge Avenue. Police were investigating it as a possible arson. 4:30 a.m. A man requested help chasing a bear...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fire danger increases in Southwest Colorado

Near-record high temperatures, strong wind gusts and low relative humidity have fire managers on edge in Southwest Colorado and prompted a red-flag warning Thursday for Montezuma and La Plata...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Community support for fire victims ‘overwhelming’

The Durango community didn’t just “Fill the Cop Car” on Thursday for victims of the Tercero Townhouse fire. It filled two cop cars and a mobile command post with piles of household goods, toys,...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 7 a.m. Someone wanted to talk to police about barking dogs in the east 500 block of 32nd Street. 12:27 p.m. A white truck with a camper and the words “Jesus is my savior”...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News