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Police arrest drunken man with rifle after brief manhunt

U.S. Highway 160 between Bayfield and Pagosa Springs was temporarily closed Monday morning while authorities attempted to arrest a drunken man walking along the road shooting a rifle. Colorado...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango retiree buys one-way ticket to Asia

Many dream about leaving their job and buying a one-way ticket to a fantastic destination. Durangoan Ray Pierotti did it. Pierotti, 67, retired as the energy adviser and lighting specialist at La...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Contest week 3: How well do you know Durango’s public art?

The Creative Economy Commission and The Durango Herald are hosting a weekly competition for the community to discover some of the city’s public art pieces. Each Monday, the Herald will run a photo...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State treasurer discusses PERA, unclaimed property

A bill requiring an examination of the risks of climate change to the retirement investments of Colorado’s public employees died in the recent session of the Colorado General Assembly – a proper...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Economic development group for La Plata County hires interim director

The La Plata County Economic Development Alliance, a nonprofit that works with public agencies and private businesses to grow jobs and diversify the local economy, plans to hire an interim...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two hours outside per week improves well-being

A recent study in England found that spending two or more hours outside each week correlates with improved health and well-being. University of Exeter researchers analyzed data from 20,000 people...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango youth leave for space camp

Astronauts fascinate 16-year-old Roman Speegle – the Durango High School junior has wanted to be one since he was little. There’s just something about it, he said: “It’s an experience that you can...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Celtic Fair happening Saturday

Dust off your kilts – the Cortez Celtic Fair returns to town this Saturday. This is the second year the fair has taken over the Parque de Vida, and it aims to celebrate Celtic heritage and support...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Herald welcomes three new members to news team

The Durango Herald welcomes three new journalists to its newsroom: Shannon Mullane, Benjamin Mandile and James Marshall. Mullane is a staff writer covering the Pine River Valley, including...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT nears completion on three Durango-area projects

Colorado Department of Transportation crews and contractors have finished upgrading traffic signals at almost 20 locations in Durango and are close to completing improvements to multiple...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents voice concern with Mancos Marshal’s Office, ICE

Recent law enforcement activity in Mancos has led some residents to raise concerns that the Marshal’s Office has been unfairly targeting local residents based on race or immigration status. Around...

DATE: June 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reconstruction begins on Colorado Highway 145

Reconstruction work began has begun on the section of Colorado Highway 145 damaged by the rockfall north of Dolores over Memorial Day Weekend. The highway will not be rerouted, and total...

DATE: June 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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