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La Plata County candidates to attend Sept. 17 forum

The La Plata County League of Women Voters, with support from The Durango Herald, will hold two forums with candidates for contested La Plata County offices from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the La...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sandy Young, rancher and activist, dies at 64

Sandy Young may not have been a household name to everyone in Southwest Colorado, but her tireless public service has certainly been felt by anyone who enjoyed the wilderness and mountains. Young...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dead body found in west Durango ruled a homicide

Human remains found in a wooded area just west of Ella Vita Court in June belonged to a 48-year-old Durango man who was killed in a homicide, the Durango Police Department said Friday. The badly...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless camping a defining issue in sheriff’s election

One of the most visible and complex challenges facing the three candidates for La Plata County sheriff is how to manage increasing issues surrounding homelessness. Challengers Charles Hamby, a...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 1:22 p.m. A man shoplifted a bottle of liquor from Wagon Wheel Liquors, 30 Town Plaza. Police made an arrest. 3:36 p.m. A lightning strike caught a tree on fire in the...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archaeology conference coming to Cortez

Hisatsinom, the local chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society, will host the society’s annual conference in Cortez. Presentations will be made on various topics relevant to archaeology in...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New center provides emergency aid, counseling to veterans

A new veterans’ center quietly opened last month in Bodo Industrial Park south of downtown Durango to provide emergency aid, free counseling and a variety of other services to those in need. The...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets for the weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend for people include the Raven Narratives live storytelling performances and the Ignacio Green Chile Festival and Cook-off. The Raven Narratives will present live storytelling...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman taken into custody after brief standoff with police

A La Plata County woman was arrested after a brief standoff with police Thursday north of downtown Durango. Michelle Lewis, 40, was being held Thursday night in the La Plata County Jail on...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County manager to retire, ending 30 years in public sector

La Plata County Manager Joanne Spina announced this week she will retire in January after working for the county for 30 years. Megan Graham, spokeswoman for La Plata County, said Spina, 62, had...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thursday storm causes mild flooding in Animas Valley

A fast-moving storm dumped a half-inch of rain in 20 minutes Thursday on the 416 Fire burn scar, but residents in the area north of Durango escaped serious damage from flooding. Butch Knowlton,...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News