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Netflix set to film Western in New Mexico

FARMINGTON – Netflix is set to film a Western in New Mexico that is co-produced by rapper Jay-Z, according to a Hollywood publication. The film will star Idris Elba, known for his roles as Stringer...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New programs help Pine River residents through winter

In the Pine River Valley, which stretches from Vallecito to Arboles, everyday services can be especially challenging for low-income, senior and disabled residents. Three programs can help remote...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

So long, 2019: A year in review

As another decade comes to a close, many longtime newsmakers in Durango and Southwest Colorado wrote final chapters in careers that have shaped the region. In January, Former La Plata County...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine fire mentorship builds path to public service

BAYFIELD – Upper Pine River Fire Protection District and Bayfield High School launched a mentor-based internship program to help seniors find a path to public service and agencies find new...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

History Colorado Center space tells Centennial State’s story

What does it mean to be a Coloradan? That’s a question we rarely ask ourselves. But it’s central to Denver’s expansive History Colorado Center. The center is located downtown, a short walk down...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

The Durango Herald’s top sports stories of 2019

Cycling again dominated the headlines in 2019 and filled The Durango Herald’s top sports stories of the year. Above all the others, and narrowly edging the feats of fellow pro cyclist Sepp Kuss, it...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Storm closes Red Mountain Pass; work scheduled on Molas, Coal Bank passes

A snowstorm that pushed into Southwest Colorado on Thursday night strengthened Friday, creating chaotic conditions on mountain passes and forcing several road closures. As the storm reached...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Movies playing in Durango Dec. 27-Jan. 2

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) JoJo Rabbit A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

BLM removes mine waste leaching into Animas River

The Bureau of Land Management has cleaned up mine tailings north of Silverton that were leaching heavy metals into the Animas River. Brant Porter, a BLM spokesman, said the contaminated mine waste...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield fitness center brings holiday cheer to pups

Momentum 24/7 Fitness in Bayfield has the only Christmas tree in Bayfield dedicated to dogs at Annie’s Orphans shelter – and they’re using it to raise food and funds to support 60 dogs for one...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More people get serious about mocktails

Durango is steeped in alcohol. From Snowdown in the winter to San Juan Brew Fest in the summer, alcohol flows at high-profile weekend parties. But for people looking to take a break from the buzz,...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores marijuana sales will go on April ballot

Dolores voters will decide whether to allow retail marijuana stores and facilities during the April 7 election. The Town Board agreed to put the topic on the ballot after a motion Dec. 16 by Mayor...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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