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Colorado State University selects its first female president

FORT COLLINS – Colorado State University could have its first female president, pending the approval of the school’s governing board. The Coloradoan reported Friday that Joyce McConnell has been...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango sales tax supporters out-raise opponents

A political committee formed to support a proposed tax increase has raised more than double the amount of money collected by a group that opposes it, according to campaign finance reports. Durango...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Balloon game played at Durango High School pep rally raises concerns

A balloon game some Durango High School athletes played during a pep rally Friday has riled some students and parents over its inappropriate nature, prompting the principal to email an apology to...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

From the editor: After 23 years, Executive Editor Amy Maestas leaving Durango Herald

Nearly 23 years ago, I was sitting in a parking lot in Salt Lake City listening to breaking news about the city winning the 2002 Winter Olympics bid. Inside my head, I said: “I gotta get out.” I...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rocky Mountain National Park suspends search for missing hiker

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK – Rocky Mountain National Park has suspended the search for a 70-year-old Tennessee man who has not been heard from since late February. James Pruitt’s vehicle was...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

2 campers found safe in Colorado after blizzard

DENVER – Two Colorado campers were found safe Friday after they got caught in the blizzard that struck the region this week. Authorities say 20-year-old Michael Lee Gomez and 19-year-old Olivia...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The Blotter

Durango Police Friday 2:03 a.m. Someone was sleeping in the lobby of the Durango Post Office. Thursday 7:05 a.m. A white sedan was speeding and driving aggressively on U.S. Highway 160 in west...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skier found unconscious in trees at Copper Mountain dies

BRECKENRIDGE – A 63-year-old skier who was found unconscious in a stand of trees at Copper Mountain resort has died. Summit County sheriff’s officials say the man, whose name has not been released,...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico Democrats tackle school funding, climate change

SANTA FE – Lawmakers winding up the legislative session were negotiating agreements Friday to increase annual spending on public school education by a half-billion dollars. Two successive annual...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Proposal could curtail expansion of gray wolves

BILLINGS, Mont. – A proposal to strip gray wolves of their remaining federal protections could curtail their rapid expansion across vast swaths of the U.S. West and Great Lakes, yet the predators...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New gun control bill advances to governor in New Mexico

SANTA FE –The Legislature has passed a gun control bill aimed at ensuring that people under protective orders for domestic violence relinquish their firearms. A 38-31 vote in the House on Thursday...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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