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Marbury and White leave Durango City Council after eight years

Sweetie Marbury and Dick White have spent nearly every Tuesday evening for the past eight years in their seats at Durango City Hall. Tonight, they step off the dais for the last time. The two-term...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obesity rates rise in La Plata and Montezuma counties

Too much fat and sugar may be catching up with residents in La Plata and Montezuma counties, causing obesity rates to rise slowly but steadily, a report by County Health Rankings found. About 17...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

French transplants mourn Notre Dame Cathedral

For Durangoan Jean-Pierre Bleger, seeing flames engulf Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday summoned feelings of watching the World Trade Center towers fall on Sept. 11. “It takes you right in the guts,”...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man wanted in Montezuma County is arrested in Utah

A Dolores man involved in a two-hour standoff with police in Durango and is wanted on several felony warrants for weapons and menacing offenses will be extradited to Cortez after being arrested...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

A shot of moisture in forecast for Southwest Colorado

A spring storm is expected to move into the region Tuesday evening, bringing a shot of moisture to La Plata and Montezuma counties. Forecasters are calling for only a tenth of an inch of rain...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter slumber comes to an end for hibernating bears

Bears are waking up around Durango, and it’s time to start taking precautionary measures to reduce human-bear conflicts, wildlife officials say. “It’s that time of year,” said Colorado Parks and...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado lakes and reservoirs prepare for boat inspections

As boating season begins on lakes and reservoirs, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is ramping up mandatory boat inspections and reminding boat owners that they must purchase an Aquatic Nuisance Species...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Friday 7:57 a.m. A vehicle crash with no injuries occurred in the 100 block of Fassbinder Park. 1:15 p.m. A hit-and-run occurred near East Third Avenue and 15th Street. 6:13 p.m....

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 14

About 100 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about Lake Nighthorse opening, with 95% of respondents correctly identifying the lake as having opened...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fire Protection District retires oldest engine

A firetruck is much more than just six wheels, sirens and a water hose – it “becomes a piece of us,” said retired Durango Fire Department Capt. Pat Kelly. And one piece of Kelly, the 1982 Seagrave...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The many cemeteries of Ignacio

In a town of only 730 residents, it’s not that surprising there are more dead than living in Ignacio. What is surprising is the number of cemeteries where the dead reside. There are three: Ignacio...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents affected by bullying will share their stories

Durango Diaries, the twice-a-month storyteller series hosted by The Durango Herald , will be held Wednesday. Three Durango residents who are either experts about or victims of bullying will talk...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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