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Great Sand Dunes park born out of cooperation

Eighty percent of Colorado is experiencing some form of drought or dryness. That means dry river basins, hungry wildfires and parched farmland across the state. Some have already started comparing...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Reckoning with history: The legacy of lynching in the West

In April, the Equal Justice Initiative opened the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. The museum examines the connections between past and present,...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango Police issue citations to protesting homeless residents

Durango Police issued nine trespassing citations Sunday morning to residents of the temporary homeless camp who refused to break down their tents in an act of protest. The site’s rules state that...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BMX events draws hundreds to Durango

Nearly 1,000 people filled Cundiff Park Sunday for two BMX events at the Durango BMX track. Riders from age 4 to 50 showed up to participate in the Colorado state qualifier and the Gold Cup...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 9 hours 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Caption This!: ‘We’re going to need a bigger litter box.’

Herald Staff Report Durango Herald Facebook reader Lynne Lake submitted this week’s winning Caption This! headline: “We’re going to need a bigger litter box.” The second-place caption was: “He’s...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango junior stars Riley Amos, Maddie Jo Robbins and Quinn Simmons race to national titles

Durango’s mountain bike talent is only getting stronger. The evidence was in the juniors races at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships at Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia. Three...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s Howard Grotts, Christopher Blevins split mountain bike national championships

The Durango duel was on at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships. In the end, the duel was a draw, as Christopher Blevins and Howard Grotts each took home a Stars and Strips jersey....

DATE: July 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 12 hours 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Colorado Parks and Wildlife to conduct work in Hermosa Creek

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will conduct treatment, as part of an initiative to restore native Colorado River cutthroat trout populations in the Hermosa Creek area, Tuesday and Wednesday to...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police cracks down on liquor law violations

An array of bars got hit with liquor violations this month after a Durango Police Department sting operation. Three bartenders were given citations for serving minors July 14; two more...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 9 hours 27 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Health care exchange rates stabilizing

Customers who purchase insurance through the state health care exchange could see smaller rate increases than in previous years, and some rates could decline. Across the state, insurance rates...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 9 hours 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Workforce additions help Colorado’s unemployment rate tick down

Colorado’s unemployment rate has decreased a small amount – from 2.8 percent in May to 2.7 percent in June – reflecting slightly more participation in the workforce. Colorado now has the third...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 11 hours 42 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Study looks at how burning, thinning improve forest health

Returning more of the San Juan National Forest to a healthy and resilient state will require more proactive thinning and managed fires. “When we have a resilient ecosystem, it reduces the potential...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life