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Water service restored to homes in north Durango

Water service was restored Monday afternoon to homes in north Durango where a water main break caused an outage, according to Durango’s utilities department. Around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, a water line ...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Chief Kamran Afzal brings focus on community

Durango Police Department Chief Kamran Afzal comes from a family of law enforcement officials, dating back to the early 1900s when his grandfather worked as a police officer in British India. His...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Momentum builds for nonmotorized trail connecting Cortez and Mesa Verde

Planners are still seeking the optimum path of least resistance for a proposed nonmotorized trail linking Cortez, Mesa Verde National Park and Mancos. The Paths to Mesa Verde plan envisions a...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: SantaCon 2017

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County activists protest shrinking of monuments

Members of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness and other activist groups gathered at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument on Saturday to protest the shrinking of another monument. The rally at...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Caption This!: ‘The elf on the shelf is going down’

Herald Staff Report Durango Herald Facebook reader Jenny Lynn Heckmann submitted this week’s winning Caption This! headline: “The elf on the shelf is going down.” The second-place caption was, “Aw,...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango VFW to distribute 700 pounds of food

Members of Durango Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4031 picked up 700 pounds of non-perishable food on Sunday to be handed out to local families in need. Mary Perino, a member of the VFW, said she...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dry early winter worries McPhee Reservoir managers

Winter is off to a slow start in the Dolores Basin, and it’s becoming a concern for McPhee Reservoir managers. Mountain snowpack is sparse, with more brown ground showing than snowy white. Snotels...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman lends helping hand to those in need in Durango

As the days grow shorter and the nights longer and colder, Durango’s homeless population struggles to stay warm. A report conducted by the National Alliance to End Homelessness found more than...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

How much do you pay to flush?

After three years of steep rate increases, sewer rates in Durango have outpaced the national average and are set to go up again in January. Residents in Bayfield, Ignacio and other communities in...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Calendar for Dec. 11-15

Monday Emergency Telephone Service Association of La Plata County meeting, 9 a.m., Durango Police Department Substation, 545 Wilson Gulch Road. La Plata County Board of County Commissioners work...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

What can you do for someone who has been sexually assaulted?

“I’ve been raped.” It’s hard to hear. It’s even harder to go through. Now, we are seeing a shift in society for people to openly talk about their experiences with sexual assault. People from...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News