Police looking for man suspected of breaking into Durango Outdoor Exchange

The Durango Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who is suspected of trying to break into Durango Outdoor Exchange. The man was caught on surveillance camera...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Travel defines chairwoman of Durango Ethics Board

Katherine Burgess couldn’t wait “to get the hell out of Dodge.” She was a teenager and had grown up poor in Fort Worth, Texas. She graduated high school in 1964 and left for Lubbock, where she...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Letters to Santa can be dropped off at The Durango Herald

Santa Claus has selected The Durango Herald to help collect letters this year from local children. Santa is also accepting letters via email at If possible, please...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

As Giving Tuesday approaches, nonprofits look to critical giving season

After a marathon of shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday can offer a break in the retail promotions. However, ahead of the national day of giving, residents can be faced with a...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Power likely to remain out in S.W. La Plata County until 6:30 p.m.

Crews working to replace a broken power pole around mile marker 18 on Colorado Highway 140 estimate power will be out until 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday for almost 1,000 La Plata Electric Association...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango candle-making company helps homeless by giving them a job

A new candle-making business in Durango is offering homeless residents the chance to earn a day’s wages and work references. Solutions. Public Benefit Corp . was founded by Joslin Roderick in...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-area winter trail closures to take effect Sunday

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds Durango-area trail users that several areas will close to public access starting Sunday to protect wildlife. Most of the closures will last through April 15....

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County opposes plan to bring wolves to Colorado

The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners has passed a resolution opposing any plan to reintroduce wolves into Colorado. The resolution claims wolves would threaten livestock, big game...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest bans hikers from groomed ski trails at Chicken Creek

Hiking will not be allowed on groomed trails at the Chicken Creek ski area this winter, after an order was issued this month by the San Juan National Forest Dolores Ranger District. The order will...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 47

About 50 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about skijoring fundraising, with 66% of respondents correctly answering, “Higher entrance fees.”...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter storm to leave Southwest Colorado on Saturday

Snow lovers rejoice, it finally fell. Days of predicted snowfall in Southwest Colorado tapered Saturday, a storm that left about 2 inches of snow in Durango overnight when up to 8 inches were...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Are low airfares out of Durango too good to be true?

Oh ye hard-boiled, cynical consumers of La Plata County: Yes, those low-priced airfares you’ve seen promoted by Durango-La Plata County Airport are for real. Aviation Director Tony Vicari said the...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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