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Forest Service to sell Animas Valley land near Trimble

The U.S. Forest Service is set to sell 20 acres of prime undeveloped land in the Animas Valley to pay for a new office complex for the Columbine District in Bayfield. The parcel in question is...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Public Library offers reading recommendations based on tattoos

The Durango Public Library has gone hip. Show them your tattoo, and librarians will offer recommendations for books, movies and music you might enjoy. “We wanted to show the library is for...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kelly sends Durango soccer to CHSAA state quarterfinals

Upsets riddled the Class 4A bracket Tuesday night. The Demons made sure it wouldn’t happen to them in overtime. On a night in which No. 1 Cheyenne Mountain, No. 2 Lewis-Palmer, No. 4 Air Academy...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango City Council hears compromise on organic parks

A compromise to keep more parks organic in Durango was proposed Tuesday during a Durango City Council meeting. The city was considering a proposal from staff members to take six of eight parks out...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zombie march more of a Halloween street party

The annual zombie march in Durango has become less about zombies and marching and more about whatever costumes people feel like wearing as they mill about the street. For the eighth year in a row,...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Governor’s office unveils $28.5 billion budget request

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper has proposed reductions to key government services as part of his $28.5 billion budget request to lawmakers. The governor ’s office on Tuesday also proposed new...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mental evaluation ordered for suspect in killing of former Durango woman

In a hearing Tuesday, Rick Stallings – the man accused of killing longtime Durango resident Karen Cugnini – tried to convince a judge that he is capable of representing himself in court yet not...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bail set for man suspected of running over girlfriend

An Ignacio man suspected of running over his girlfriend as an act of domestic violence had his bail set at $6,000 Tuesday in La Plata County Court. Deputy District Attorney Rich Schmittel asked for...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow expected in the San Juan Mountains

The high country around Silverton should see snow accumulations this weekend as a low-pressure system makes its way into the Four Corners. Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist for the National Weather...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man resentenced after parole violation

A Durango man who broke into an occupied home while armed with a screwdriver in one hand and a knife in the other will spend 90 days in jail and three years on probation. Matthew Bennett Smith, 42,...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado, county officials discount idea of ‘rigged’ election

DENVER – A lengthy list of safeguards is in place to protect against ballot fraud in Colorado, despite claims by Republican Donald Trump that the election is easily rigged. La Plata County Clerk...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Animas Valley controlled burn

Herald Staff Report A controlled burn in the Animas Valley on Monday morning showed the effects of morning winds. Open burning is allowed in La Plata County through a permit program, which all...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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