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Colorado delegation mostly mum on gun control in wake of school shooting

WASHINGTON – Americans are again calling on Congress to take action on gun control after another mass shooting left 17 people dead Wednesday at a Florida high school. Reaction on Capitol Hill was...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Analysis: Gun safety group’s running tally of school shootings is incorrect

The stunning number swept across the internet within minutes of the news Wednesday that, yet again, another young man with another semi-automatic rifle had rampaged through a school, this time at...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Odds of seeing an albino raccoon? Higher than average, apparently, in La Plata County

Turns out albino raccoon sightings may not be so rare – at least around La Plata County. Earlier this week, The Durango Herald published a story about a family coming across the supposedly evasive...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘The Vagina Monologues’ hits the stage

The annual production of “The Vagina Monologues” in Durango this weekend will dovetail with the first #MeToo March and Rally, and both events will come with messages that women’s voices and...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Sewer repairs will close one lane on north Main Avenue next week in Durango

A northbound lane of traffic will be shut down next week along part of north Main Avenue while a sewer line is repaired for The Boys & Girls Club. Archer Western Construction plans to repair a...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposal to allow Colorado community colleges to offer 4-year nursing degrees advances

A homegrown proposal that would allow Colorado’s community colleges to give students who earn an associate degree in nursing the chance to obtain an advanced bachelor’s degree left the House floor...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Interoperable radio communications for school safety passes first test

It’s not just about preventing another Columbine-style school shooting. Handheld radios in schools help employees manage difficult parents or help students get to school when the bus breaks down....

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Democrats lash Cynthia Coffman for petition-to-caucus ‘switcheroo’

Colorado Democrats jeered Thursday at news Attorney General Cynthia Coffman plans to abandon petitioning onto the Republican gubernatorial primary ballot and instead pursue the nomination through...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Are underground tunnels in downtown Durango worth preserving, revitalizing?

The subterranean parts of downtown Durango have been included on a list of Colorado’s endangered historic places, which could result in the underground workings getting a second chance at life. “I...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 hours 48 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Crestview residents discuss car break-ins, homelessness

A community meeting to discuss a rash of car break-ins in Crestview evolved into a sometimes emotional discussion of problems related to homelessness in Durango and a rise in petty crime. Donna...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado State University volleyball serves up a match in Bayfield

Maddi Foutz and Kirstie Hillyer gave Bayfield volleyball fans a taste of what Division I college volleyball looks like during their high school careers. Now, the two girls will bring their college...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: College Sports

Grand Canyon helicopter not required to have anti-fire system

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The sightseeing helicopter that crashed at the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists, was not required to have a system that would keep it from bursting into flames on...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World