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John Simpson led fight against Durango’s proposed tax increase

John Simpson wants local government to be boring again – ironic for someone so infatuated with city finances. He has spent countless hours poring over city budgets, navigating the complex documents...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Diaries to explore what Durango will be like in 2040

Durango Diaries, the biweekly storyteller series hosted by The Durango Herald , will be held Wednesday with three local experts talking about what Durango will be like in the year 2040. The event...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy hospital’s parent organization part of mega merger

Mercy Regional Medical Center is now part of the nation’s largest nonprofit health system by revenue. The hospital is one of 142 in the new nonprofit Catholic health system formed by the recent...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango homeless coalition mum on progress

Camping on public lands has been at the center of a heated debate for several years in Durango as residents and public officials grapple with insufficient shelter for people who are homeless. To...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Resident with shotgun chases off suspect in police chase

A man who allegedly sped away from a Cortez police officer while being held at gunpoint was later chased off a rural Montezuma County property by a homeowner with a shotgun early February....

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More snow expected this week for Southwest Colorado

Don’t expect to put away the snow shovels anytime soon – Southwest Colorado is expected to be hit by another snowstorm beginning Sunday night and extending to sunrise Tuesday. To top it off, the...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill would create text reminders for court defendants

A Colorado Senate committee has advanced a bill that would enact a text message program to remind criminal defendants of upcoming court hearings, but Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin is unsure...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez firefighters called to pot shop as bagel goes up in smoke

A team of Cortez firefighters responded Friday afternoon to an overcooked bagel at marijuana dispensary Durango Organics. Responding to a report of a fire alarm, three Cortez Fire Protection...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polar plunging for veteran with multiple sclerosis

Durangoans took a polar plunge in the Animas River Saturday to help purchase a van for a U.S. Army veteran who has multiple sclerosis. The official Polar Bear Plunge for Charity was canceled...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton Skijoring races return despite storms

SILVERTON – Skijoring races in Silverton on Saturday drew skiers, riders and eager observers despite low temperatures and snowy roads. As icy winds blew, riders on horseback raced down Blair Street...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man and dog rescued after falling through ice in Cortez

A man and his dog were rescued Friday afternoon after falling through the ice on Totten Lake. Crews from the Cortez Fire Protection District responded to a 911 call at 2:30 p.m. and were the first...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Power outage resolved in Animas Valley

It is unknown what caused a power outage in the Animas Valley that affected nearly 1,000 La Plata Electric Association customers Saturday. The outage affected residents mostly on the eastern side...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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