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New Mexico led pecan production in 2018

ALAMOGORDO – New Mexico was the national leader in pecan production last year thanks to Hurricane Michael striking down large swaths of Georgia’s pecan crop. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

230 migrants detained near New Mexico’s Mount Cristo Rey

SUNLAND PARK – Federal border authorities say more migrants have been arrested after illegally crossing into the United States through New Mexico. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said 230...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Southwest Colorado lakes and reservoirs prepare for boat inspections

As boating season begins on lakes and reservoirs, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is ramping up mandatory boat inspections and reminding boat owners that they must purchase an Aquatic Nuisance Species...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Friday 7:57 a.m. A vehicle crash with no injuries occurred in the 100 block of Fassbinder Park. 1:15 p.m. A hit-and-run occurred near East Third Avenue and 15th Street. 6:13 p.m....

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 14

About 100 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about Lake Nighthorse opening, with 95% of respondents correctly identifying the lake as having opened...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fire Protection District retires oldest engine

A firetruck is much more than just six wheels, sirens and a water hose – it “becomes a piece of us,” said retired Durango Fire Department Capt. Pat Kelly. And one piece of Kelly, the 1982 Seagrave...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The many cemeteries of Ignacio

In a town of only 730 residents, it’s not that surprising there are more dead than living in Ignacio. What is surprising is the number of cemeteries where the dead reside. There are three: Ignacio...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents affected by bullying will share their stories

Durango Diaries, the twice-a-month storyteller series hosted by The Durango Herald , will be held Wednesday. Three Durango residents who are either experts about or victims of bullying will talk...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sand Canyon parking more than doubles

The battle for parking space at the popular Sand Canyon Trailhead is over, and more improvements are coming. A new parking lot and trailhead are now open on County Road G just east of the main...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango/San Juan Mason Lodge awards community members

The Durango/San Juan Mason Lodge honored students, teachers and first-responders on Sunday at its annual award ceremony. “You hear the educational system isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, but I can...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

City, county to spend $70,000 on strategic plan to address homelessness

After years of public controversy about how to deal with homelessness in town, the city of Durango and La Plata County have hired a consulting firm to help officials and community members tackle...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

More than 6,000 sign up for Hanging Lake visit permits

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – More than 6,000 people have reserved permits to visit the popular Hanging Lake area in northwestern Colorado this year. The Post Independent reports that the system is new this...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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