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Students to host dinner, exhibition around homelessness

Animas High School juniors plan to bring homeless residents and the larger community together over dinner to help bridge a rift in town. “Our goal that we created as a class for this project is to...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Forest Service didn’t call for pulling its land from Bears Ears, USDA nominee tells Senate Democrats

WASHINGTON – Two senior Senate Democrats want President Donald Trump to explain why he’s poised to remove protections for U.S. Forest Service land in the Bears Ears National Monument when the...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utah’s tenacious efforts to take back federal land stand out

DENVER – In an American West that has a love-hate relationship with the federal government’s ownership of a checkerboard of parks, monuments, forest and desert in states from Washington to New...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Caption This!: ‘I’ve got ‘Cat Scratch Fever!’’

Herald Staff Report Durango Herald Facebook reader Jim Crook submitted this week’s winning Caption This! headline: “I’ve got ‘Cat Scratch Fever!’” The second-place caption was, “I wanna rock and...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

High speed car chase ends Saturday south of Hesperus

A high-speed car chase that reached speeds of 95 miles per hour ended Saturday night after the driver ran off the road about 8 miles south of Hesperus. According to Colorado State Patrol Cpt....

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Child Health Plan Plus funding may expire; state advises looking at alternatives

As uncertainty around the funding for Child Health Plan Plus drags on, the state is advising pregnant women and parents of children enrolled in the public low-cost health insurance program to...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gubernatorial candidate Doug Robinson visits Durango

In the Colorado governor's race, Republican Doug Robinson is an outsider – a trait he celebrates. Robinson is a former investment banker and a self-proclaimed conservative. He is also a first-time...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Secretary of state talks primary elections in Durango

Next year, unaffiliated voters in Colorado will be able to help pick the Democratic or Republican nominee in a governor's race for the first time without adhering to a party. Coloradans voted in...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Strong sign-up pace for Colorado health exchange

DENVER – Coloradans are signing up for insurance through the state’s health care exchange in greater numbers than they were at this time last year. The Denver Post reports that nearly 44,000 people...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Calendar for Dec. 4-8

Monday Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission, 7 a.m., City Hall, 949 East Second Ave., 375-5000, www.durangogov.org . Nursing program information session, 2 p.m., Southwest Colorado Community...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexual Assault Services Organization’s advocacy work is vital to helping victims – and the community – heal

Sexual assault is a topic that recently has been heard or seen everywhere – on the morning radio, in newspapers and magazines, at the movies, at the dinner table and more. It’s a local problem as...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

From the editor: Sexual assault column series will strive to spark community conversations

Every year in La Plata County, law enforcement receives dozens of reports of sexual assault cases. Each case is different than the next. Several factors are part of every case – factors that, when...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News