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Gardner: BLM headquarters will move to Grand Junction

The Bureau of Land Management will move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to Grand Junction, Sen. Cory Gardner announced Monday. “Relocating the Bureau of Land Management to the Western Slope...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal miner seriously injured at King II near Hesperus

A 40-year-old Cortez man was seriously injured and required a helicopter transport to Denver last week while working at GCC Energy’s King II coal mine near Hesperus. Rod Allen, with Durango Fire...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico AG draws fire for working with NYU energy center

ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office is drawing criticism for employing two lawyers funded by a New York University center that promotes clean energy and environmental laws. The...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man sentenced for having banned animals for Colorado hunts

GRAND JUNCTION – A man has been sentenced for possessing prohibited, non-native sheep at his private hunting ranch in Colorado. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported Saturday that 34-year-old...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Footage of fatal crash involving commuter train, car damaged

ALBUQUERQUE – Authorities in Albuquerque may have hit a snag in their investigation into a fatal crash involving a commuter train and a car. The Albuquerque Journal reports cameras on the Rail...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Prosecutors reviewing report on death of Albuquerque inmate

ALBUQUERQUE – Prosecutors are reviewing a 155-page report detailing the criminal investigation into the death of an inmate at the Bernalillo County jail earlier this year. The Albuquerque Journal ...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man dies, wife injured in lightning strike on Colorado peak

DENVER – A Denver man has died after being struck by lightning while hiking on a Colorado peak. The Denver Post reports the 36-year-old man died while his 37-year-old wife suffered non-life...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Two cases of livestock virus confirmed in La Plata County

Two cases of the vesicular stomatitis virus, a disease that primarily affects livestock, have been confirmed in La Plata County, according to state health officials. The Colorado Department of...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Durango Native’ revives Durango’s early days

There was a time before Durango had a Starbucks, a craft brewery or even paved roads. And that’s the era Jack Turner said he wants to bring back to life, if only for a night, with his new series,...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Contest week 7: 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...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

UberEats in Durango: It’s fast. It’s good. But it will cost you.

Hungry at work? The convenience of big city food delivery has arrived in Durango. UberEats will deliver sandwiches, pizza or pancakes to your door. But it’ll cost you. Last week, The Durango...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Train, hotels and Mesa Verde reporting strong numbers

After the 416 Fire slowed tourism and spending last summer in Southwest Colorado, visitors are back in force filling hotels, rafts, train cars and Mesa Verde National Park. The Durango & Silverton...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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