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Portion of Spanish Trails Inn & Suites will be redeveloped

Bill Hermesman, owner of Northpoint Home Furnishings, has purchased 26 units at Spanish Trails Inn & Suites. He plans to remodel and convert them to rental apartment units with tenants signing...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fires near Mancos, Dove Creek die down

A lightning-caused fire in the Weber Mountain Wilderness Study Area near Mancos showed no growth since Friday, and another small fire that sprang up near Dove Creek has been contained. The Hilltop...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM proposes better parking at Sand Canyon Trailhead

The Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment that considers expanding parking areas at the Sand Canyon and Rock Creek trailheads to...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 57-year-old Durango man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday, according to the Durango Police Department. Cmdr. Jacob Dunlop said officers performed a welfare check around 5 p.m....

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez couple waives hearings in drug trafficking case

Two Cortez residents arrested in May on suspicion of drug trafficking have waived their preliminary hearings and are preparing to enter plea agreements. Lyndel and Sherri Clark have been...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

American Legion hosts Summerfest Carnival July 20-21

The inaugural Cortez Summerfest Carnival will take place Friday and Saturday at the American Legion grounds, 320 N. Harrison Street. The new fundraiser will have carnival rides, games, food, and...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man dies in head-on collision on U.S. 491

A 20-year-old Cortez man was killed in a collision Thursday night that shut down U.S. Highway 491 for several hours. The Colorado State Patrol, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, the Cortez...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ann Butler, a community storyteller, forges a path to recovery

If you’ve noticed something missing in The Durango Herald recently, don’t worry, you’re not alone. “I still run into people at the grocery store who ask me, ‘Are you going to be back soon?’” said...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural seat belt crackdown starts

A seven-day high-visibility statewide crackdown on people who are not using their seat belts will begin Monday. The “Click It or Ticket” special enforcement effort will target areas of rural...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

High Court decision could send internet sales taxes to Durango

The city of Durango could see some additional tax revenue thanks to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on internet sales, but not enough to solve a projected municipal budget shortfall. The...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Caption This!: ‘I’ve been standing on this surfboard paddling for hours and boy are my dogs tired.’

Herald Staff Report Durango Herald Facebook reader Vinny Licciardi submitted this week’s winning Caption This! headline: “I’ve been standing on this surfboard paddling for hours and boy are my dogs...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado PBS celebrating America’s favorite novels

Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Service is going to celebrate America’s most-loved works of fiction with local events in Durango this summer. Last year, PBS surveyed more than 7,000 people to...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News