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In western La Plata County, tap water may soon flow

BREEN – The vision of taking water out of the Animas River and delivering it to homes in western La Plata County, known for its lack of available water, is inching closer to reality. Residents on...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Father says Durango School District 9-R mishandled sexual assault investigation

A father of a student at Riverview Elementary School says unclear procedures about how Durango School District 9-R handles sexual misconduct reports prompted him to file a complaint with the U.S....

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Court of Appeals upholds state’s ban on large-capacity magazines

The Colorado Court of Appeals, in a unanimous opinion issued Thursday, upheld the state’s ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines of 15 rounds or more. The lawsuit dates back to the contentious...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hundreds of high school mountain bikers to roll into town this weekend

A three-year effort will culminate this weekend when Durango hosts the high school mountain biking state championships. Along with the event comes high hopes for the town’s economy, Fort Lewis...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘The Heroes’ merges Navajo origin story with comics

The legend of the Monster Slayer Twins is an important part of the Navajo creation story. And soon, an adaptation of the story will be gracing the shelves of comic book stores around the Four...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Books

Game of the Week: Durango Demons have barriers to break against Pueblo South

It won’t be the same Pueblo South team that won a Class 4A state championship a year ago when the Colts ride into Durango High School for a key South Central League football game Friday night. The...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Film explores history, importance of food cooperatives

Filmmaker Steve Alves’ movie “Food For Change: The Story of Cooperation in America” will be shown next week at Durango Arts Center. The event is hosted by Durango Natural Foods. “October is...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Hickenlooper: We transformed the way we think about the state

Gov. John Hickenlooper touted an improved view of Colorado across the nation as his biggest accomplishment in his two terms. Hickenlooper , who leaves office in 83 days, met with The Durango Herald...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Treasurer candidate Colton Black says bankruptcy a personal matter

Opponents of Colton Black are questioning his fitness to serve as La Plata County treasurer, pointing to a personal bankruptcy he filed in 2012. But Black says it is a last-minute attempt to smear...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Felon receives 6 years of probation in meth case

A 6th Judicial District judge sentenced a felon to six years of probation after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to sell more than 100 grams of methamphetamine, court documents show....

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Enter the area’s haunted houses next week ... if you dare

’Tis the season for all things spooky, and there’s nothing scarier than a good haunted house. Here are three haunted houses opening their doors next week: Nightmare on Elk Street Now in its third...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Shelter in place’ order lifted for Escalante Middle School

A “shelter in place” order was issued Thursday afternoon at Escalante Middle School for a gas line that broke on Baker Lane, delaying seven bus routes for Durango School District 9-R, school...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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