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Ag Expo takes over fairgrounds

Livestock, machinery, and agriculturalists of all ages unite this weekend at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds for the annual Four States Agricultural Exposition. This is the 37th year of the expo,...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 10

About 90 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about the name of the new restaurant going in where Lady Falconburgh’s and the Cavern used to be located,...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for March 18-22

Information and agendas about city meetings City of Durango: www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000. La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: www.bayfieldgov.org ...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Municipal elections are supposed to be nonpartisan. Are they?

By law, Durango City Council elections are nonpartisan, meaning candidates don’t identify as Republican or Democrat on the ballot. But political identities often influence ideas about how to...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM provides roundup of regional projects

After at two-year hiatus, a citizen council that advises the Bureau of Land Management in Southwest Colorado has resumed work. The 15-member Southwest Resource Advisory Council met at the Dolores...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mount Lookout Grange in need of repairs

Mancos’ historic Mount Lookout Grange is in need of serious repairs, said the Grange’s board of directors. While there are several projects in line for the site along Grand Avenue, the board’s...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sales tax supporters out-raise opponents

A political committee formed to support a proposed tax increase has raised more than double the amount of money collected by a group that opposes it, according to campaign finance reports. Durango...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Balloon game played at Durango High School pep rally raises concerns

A balloon game some Durango High School athletes played during a pep rally Friday has riled some students and parents over its inappropriate nature, prompting the principal to email an apology to...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

From the editor: After 23 years, Executive Editor Amy Maestas leaving Durango Herald

Nearly 23 years ago, I was sitting in a parking lot in Salt Lake City listening to breaking news about the city winning the 2002 Winter Olympics bid. Inside my head, I said: “I gotta get out.” I...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Friday 2:03 a.m. Someone was sleeping in the lobby of the Durango Post Office. Thursday 7:05 a.m. A white sedan was speeding and driving aggressively on U.S. Highway 160 in west...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Students showcase their knowledge on National History Day

DATE: March 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather forces closure of Gold King Mine treatment plant

The water treatment plant built to reduce contamination from the Gold King Mine into the headwaters of the Animas River has stopped operations because of the extreme winter weather in the San Juan...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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