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416 Fire will be under new management Friday

The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Type 1 Team will hit its 14-day limit for working a fire at the end of the day Thursday, and management of the 416 Fire will shift to a National Incident...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Agencies plan to reopen public lands

All previously closed public lands around Durango, including the entire San Juan National Forest, will reopen over the next few days, despite ongoing extreme drought conditions and unprecedented...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Clean Commute Week celebrates fewer cars on the road

The city of Durango is celebrating a week of clean commuting, including walking, biking, carpooling and riding public transportation. “It’s a fun way for people that don’t usually commute that way...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Community fund accepting applications for those impacted by 416 Fire

Donations to the Community Emergency Relief Fund have added up to more than $145,000 after the 416 Fire began burning. CERF, managed by the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado, has a...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday Midnight: Two men were throwing rocks in the 1400 block of East Eighth Avenue. 8:56 a.m. A group of men were drinking alcohol along the riverbank in the west 300 block of...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smoke-filled skies give way to bluebird days, but 416 Fire still breathes

HERMOSA – After two weeks of thick smoke from the 416 Fire, blue skies returned this week to northern La Plata County, disguising almost all evidence of the 34,000-acre fire that smolders below....

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District increases budget by 10 percent

The Durango School District 9-R school board gave final approval Tuesday to a $54.19 million budget for 2018-19, more than a 10.5 percent increase compared with the 2017-18 budget of $49.05...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 13 hours 42 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Calling all artists: Create artwork to thank firefighters working on the 416 Fire

Firefighters and all the support personnel working on the 416 Fire deserve a special thanks. So, The Durango Herald is putting out a call to the community to design a special art piece for our...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 23 hours 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Smoke-filled mornings may return to Durango

Thanks to Tropical Storm Bud, Durango has received a welcome reprieve from the thick smoke that settled in town most mornings since the 416 Fire broke out, but that could change later this week....

DATE: June 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 23 hours 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Great Outdoors Colorado grant secures funding for Oxbow bird study

Great Outdoors Colorado has awarded a $20,000 grant to study birds at Oxbow Park and Preserve. Nine projects from across the state were awarded $140,000 in funding, said GOCO spokeswoman Laura...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 23 hours 27 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory deals with financial hit from 416 Fire

Many employees at Purgatory Resort are on a two-week furlough, other employees have had their hours reduced and some positions have been eliminated as the resort deals with the financial hit of a...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 23 hours 33 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News