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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: 2 days 11 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: 4 days 6 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: 3 days 19 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: 3 days 19 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: 3 days 14 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: 4 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper says teamwork needed to meet housing demands

Businesses, nonprofits and government will have to work together to meet the need for housing in Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday in north Durango. “No one segment is going to be the...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado newspaper endorsements so far give Polis an edge

If you’re counting endorsements from the state’s largest newspapers, Democrat Jared Polis so far has a 4-3 edge on Republican Walker Stapleton. Taken as a whole, the candidates were deemed bold, if...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sharp exchanges from Polis, Stapleton at debate

Sparks flew Wednesday night as Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Walker Stapleton, the major-party candidates vying to be Colorado’s next governor, met for an hour-long, televised debate in Fort...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

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