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Durango woman with prosthetic limb to climb volcano in Ecuador

Almost four years after making the decision to amputate her lower leg, Durangoan Bee Mathis is planning to climb one of the world’s tallest active volcanoes. She was selected to climb Cotopaxi, a...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Bayfield superintendent Troy Zabel dies at age 52

Troy Zabel, former superintendent of the Bayfield School District, died Sunday, Sept. 16, from brain cancer. Zabel, 52, died surrounded by his family in Hayden. He was hired as Bayfield’s...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cedar Mesa Ranches subdivision seeks new road designation from Montezuma County

Residents of the Cedar Mesa Ranches subdivision are seeking help from the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners to curb speeding in their neighborhood. The subdivision north of Mesa Verde...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM to use less disruptive method for wild horse roundups

Bait trapping is the favored procedure if wild horses need to be removed from the Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area, according to a decision released Friday by the Tres Rios Bureau of Land...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM hosts public meetings for Draft Bears Ears National Monument plans

The Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service will host three public meetings in Utah as part of the planning process for the Bears Ears National Monument. The draft management plans for...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man who died Saturday identified

A 59-year-old Durango man who died from a self-inflicted gunshot Saturday has been identified as Darrell Pribble. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Pribble died shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man cited for careless driving for crash on Hesperus Hill

By Mary Shinn Herald Staff Writer The driver of an SUV was cited for careless driving after a multiple vehicle crash Monday morning on Hesperus Hill. The driver of a 2005 GMC turned from Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Who’s behind the murals going up around Durango?

Art matters for Hayley Kirkman, and that’s pretty evident around Durango. Murals popping up around town, first on the side of Durango Joe’s on College Drive and now behind Kroegers Ace Hardware ...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bull Draw Fire grows 400 acres; more robust team takes command

The Bull Draw Fire has grown about 400 acres in the past week and continues to produce smoke visible on the Western Slope. At 7 a.m. Sunday, fire management officers from the Grand Mesa,...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most fault road access to Village at Wolf Creek, others see economic potential

A majority of people who weighed in on the U.S. Forest Service granting the Village at Wolf Creek road access opposed the decision, citing many faults with the proposed resort atop Wolf Creek Pass....

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sentences issued in Ute Mountain fraud case

The Ute Mountain Ute fraud case that involved $1.1 million in embezzled and stolen funds has entered the sentencing phase. So far, 13 people, many of them tribal members, have pleaded guilty to...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News