Man protests emergency room bills from Mercy Regional Medical Center

Jeffery Stephens was in excruciating pain when he went to the emergency room at Mercy Regional Medical Center in May to have a speck of what may have been metal taken out of his eye. Now, he...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

April sales tax question likely for Durango voters, councilors agree

Durango residents should expect a question on the April ballot to raise sales taxes to pay for streets, although not every city councilor agreed this would be the best option. Durango city...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

In-state tuition at Fort Lewis College could freeze next year

Fort Lewis College tuition for in-state students would not rise next year with the passage of a proposed $121 million boost to higher-education funding announced Tuesday by Gov. Jared Polis. The...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools would reap windfall from all-day kindergarten funding

Gov. Jared Polis plans to fulfill a signature campaign promise by offering $227 million to the state’s school districts to fund full-day kindergarten, a proposal that could free up more than $1.35...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy Regional Medical Center posts prices online

Mercy Regional Medical Center and all other hospitals across the nation were required to start posting prices for services online this month by a federal rule intended to improve transparency in...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: Tax increase needed to keep La Plata County afloat

With oil and natural gas not expected to bounce back anytime soon, it appears only a tax increase to county residents can save La Plata County’s declining operating budget, according to a long-term...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Times print edition to transition to online

Ballantine Communications Inc. has announced that it will transition the print edition of the Pine River Times to online only and print stories in The Durango Herald on Fridays. “The changes...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado agriculture feels strain of federal shutdown

Colorado farmers and agricultural researchers are facing unavailable resources and tighter budgets as the federal government nears its fourth week of a partial shutdown. In Colorado, about 3,600...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shutdown’s impacts hit Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado is feeling the effects of the partial government shutdown as it enters its 25th day – the longest shutdown in U.S. history. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday sent a letter...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Monday 7:14 a.m. A vehicle rear-ended another car near the intersection of South Camino del Rio and Sawyer Drive. At least one arrest was made. 8:47 a.m. Two vehicles crashed...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democratic Party to hold fundraiser

The La Plata County Democratic Party will hold its Soup for the Soul fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Manna, Durango’s soup kitchen, 1100 Avenida del Sol. Money raised will benefit the...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Museum to launch railroad exhibit

The Animas Museum, 3065 West Second Ave., will host a grand opening of “Working on the Railroad” on Saturday. The exhibit will be devoted to the stories of everyday people who helped build and...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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