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Best bets for the weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend in Durango include the Gothla Belly Dance Show & Dance Party, Hogs 4 Paws Adoption Event benefiting the La Plata County Humane Society and tunes from Sunsquabi & Late Night...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis Mesa Fire seeks stable revenue with two ballot measures

The Fort Lewis Mesa Fire Protection District is asking voters this fall to approve two ballot measures with the hopes of reinvigorating the financially strapped, mostly volunteer department. One...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Fraud Squad’ leader gets 2 years in prison for – fraud

A man was sentenced this week to two years in prison for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering for collecting nearly $100,000 in stolen credit card money while serving time at the La...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Adaptive Sports volunteer to be honored Saturday at Purgatory Resort

Ross Ehrhardt turned a once-tragic situation into a legacy of helping disabled men and women grow stronger through learning to ski. He founded the Learn to Ski Scholarship at Purgatory Resort and...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Unopposed candidates in La Plata County outline accomplishments, goals

Candidates for La Plata County coroner, assessor, surveyor, and clerk and recorder are running unopposed in the November election. The Durango Herald asked unopposed candidates to outline their...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Rain drenches Durango for another day in October

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Wednesday 11:58 p.m. A young boy was found playing by the Animas River unattended in the 300 block of West Park Avenue. 2:42 p.m. A caller complained about an ongoing issue with a...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pet or service animal? The distinction matters

Sue Garlick needs to connect with her students, but it’s not always easy. As a special education teacher in Cortez, building a rapport with her students can be the difference between effective...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County plans for another year of low revenues in 2019

La Plata County, for the first time in years, will see an increase to its property tax revenues, but the bump is expected to be short-lived as natural gas prices continue a decades-long decline....

DATE: Oct. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought plan aims to curtail water loss at Lake Powell, Lake Mead

Water managers in Southwest Colorado voiced grave concerns Wednesday that communities along the Front Range should contribute just as much as the Western Slope in addressing dwindling water...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 11:34 a.m. A Toyota 4Runner was swerving on South Camino Del Rio and almost sideswiped two vehicles. 2:58 p.m. A Subaru Outback hit a pedestrian in the 1300 block of...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, region find LEDs to be a bright idea

Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio and Pagosa Springs will save about $180,000 a year in electricity costs and reduce their carbon emissions by about 3 million pounds a year by switching from 2,500...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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