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Boy Scouts help clear snow from fire hydrants

Boy Scouts from Troop 501 hit the streets of Durango on Sunday, answering the fire department’s call to help shovel out buried hydrants throughout downtown. “They asked us if we’d be interested in...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forgotten rock-art panel attracting attention in Bluff

A recently rediscovered rock-art panel at the Sand Island Campground near Bluff, Utah, is now within the new Bears Ears National Monument. The ancient petroglyphs along the San Juan River were...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Caption This!: ‘Did you see the size of that bird’

The Durango Herald Facebook reader Dennis Finn sent in this week’s Caption This! winning headline “Did you see the size of that bird?” Coming in a close second was “Mobile ski hill” from reader...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional school districts outline plans for improvement

Recently released evaluations from the state outlined the shortfalls and strengths of the three La Plata County school districts. How students perform on state and college entrance tests,...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County agriculture summit focuses on finance

The first Southwest Agricultural Outlook, Strategies and Economic Summit, held in Cortez on Tuesday, focused on helping farmers keep afloat during a difficult economy. Dove Creek Implement Co. ,...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Open Space celebrates 25 years of land conservancy

La Plata Open Space Conservancy turns 25 in March. Because of it, more than 30,000 acres of land in seven counties are to remain untouched by development. The land trust manages about 20,100...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The special rivalry between Ignacio’s Appenzeller and Bayfield’s Nava

IGNACIO Ryan Nava moved to Bayfield in seventh grade. One of his first wrestling matches was against Ethan Appenzeller of Ignacio. Five years later, the two have faced off on the mat more times...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Farm to table: A bit tricky in winter, but in high demand

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Demand driven by the farm-to-table movement knows no seasons, so farmers in colder areas of the country increasingly use greenhouses and similar structures to meet wintertime...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo lawmakers table measure to change name to Dine Nation

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation lawmakers have postponed consideration of a proposal that called for changing the name of the tribal government from Navajo to Diné. After nearly two hours of...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pride comes to Purgatory

Draped in rainbow flags and sporting rainbow wigs, skiers and snowboarders took to the slopes Saturday afternoon for the Winter Pride parade at Purgatory Resort. The Four Corners Alliance for...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ditch, reservoir convention to tackle water, climate issues

The Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance will hold its 15th annual convention Feb. 15-17 in Ignacio. The nonprofit, founded in 2001, helps Colorado ditch companies, irrigation districts, farmers,...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planned Parenthood under fire from Congress, Colorado Legislature

DENVER – As the Trump administration and Congress make moves to cut funding from Planned Parenthood and international organizations that provide abortions, some see it as the first volley in an...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News