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BLM proposes better parking at Sand Canyon trailhead

The Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment that considers expanding parking areas at the Sand Canyon and Rock Creek trailheads to...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 57-year-old Durango man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday, according to the Durango Police Department. Cmdr. Jacob Dunlop said officers performed a welfare check around 5 p.m....

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez couple waives hearings in drug trafficking case

Two Cortez residents arrested in May on suspicion of drug trafficking have waived their preliminary hearings and are preparing to enter plea agreements. Lyndel and Sherri Clark have been...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 7 hours 25 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

American Legion hosts Summerfest Carnival July 20-21

The inaugural Cortez Summerfest Carnival will take place Friday and Saturday at the American Legion grounds, 320 N. Harrison Street. The new fundraiser will have carnival rides, games, food, and...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man dies in head-on collision on U.S. 491

A 20-year-old Cortez man was killed in a collision Thursday night that shut down U.S. Highway 491 for several hours. The Colorado State Patrol, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, the Cortez...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 hours 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

4 passengers remain critical following deadly bus crash

BERNALILLO, N.M. – Four people remain in critical condition after a deadly crash involving a commercial passenger bus and three other vehicles on a New Mexico highway early Sunday. Authorities said...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 7 hours 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Suspects in Colorado wildfire turn selves in to police

EAGLE, Colo. – Authorities say two people suspected of starting a central Colorado wildfire by using tracer rounds at a firing range have turned themselves in to police. The Eagle County Sheriff’s...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ann Butler, a community storyteller, forges a path to recovery

If you’ve noticed something missing in The Durango Herald recently, don’t worry, you’re not alone. “I still run into people at the grocery store who ask me, ‘Are you going to be back soon?’” said...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural seat belt crackdown starts

A seven-day high-visibility statewide crackdown on people who are not using their seat belts will begin Monday. The “Click It or Ticket” special enforcement effort will target areas of rural...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

High Court decision could send internet sales taxes to Durango

The city of Durango could see some additional tax revenue thanks to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on internet sales, but not enough to solve a projected municipal budget shortfall. The...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 22 hours 37 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado corrections investigating homicide of offender

BUENA VISTA – Corrections officials are investigating the murder of an inmate at the Buena Vista Correctional Facility in central Colorado. The Department of Corrections says that 32-year-old...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Paper prices trigger changes to The Daily Sentinel

GRAND JUNCTION – The Daily Sentinel says it will convert its Monday and Tuesday print editions to electronic delivery starting Aug. 13. Publisher Jay Seaton announced Sunday the change largely...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News