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Spaceship lands in Durango

Did it come from the future or the depths of space? It was unknown Thursday morning. What is known: A rocket ship landed sometime overnight smackdab on top of the concrete podium that once propped...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Tourism Office director Bob Kunkel to step down

The Durango Area Tourism Office started searching for a new executive director this week. Bob Kunkel, who heads the group, expects to step down after a replacement is found and trained. DATO , a...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield’s Westbrook signs with Colorado Mesa football

Sam Westbrook has always been big. His tireless work ethic combined with his athletic ability and size provided for a big day Wednesday. The Bayfield High School senior signed a National Letter of...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango Police chief candidates peppered with questions

Five applicants seeking the top spot at Durango Police Department were swarmed with questions from residents, city officials and fellow law enforcement officers at a meet-and-greet held Wednesday...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Spelling it out

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislative Roundup: Humor infiltrates state Senate

DENVER – In the Senate, typical decorum was broken Wednesday when an amendment was proposed for House Joint Resolution 1004, which calls for several agencies to provide funding to Colorado Parks...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal rules on methane emissions may be short-lived

On Friday, Republicans in Congress are expected to begin dismantling environmental regulations finalized by the Obama administration, starting with a new rule aimed at reducing the wasteful release...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal boiler sparks federal lawsuit between Hesperus neighbors

A dispute brewing between Hesperus neighbors over a coal-fueled boiler prompted one to file a federal lawsuit this week in U.S. District Court in Denver. Robert Bridges and Karen Nakayama have...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico remains online after deal between internet providers

Rico customers remained online Wednesday, thanks to a deal between internet providers. Farmers Telephone Co. the main internet provider in Rico, announced in December service would be discontinued...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowdown: Wednesday

Check out photos from Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Snowdown 2017 Intergalactic. One lucky reader, who will appear circled in red, wins a $25 giftcard. Just stop by The Herald offices, 1275 Main Ave., to...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clean energy powers jobs in La Plata County

La Plata County has nearly 800 people working in the clean energy sector, according to a recent report based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics information. “That doesn’t seem far reaching to me...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado House Democrats pass resolution supporting reproductive rights

DENVER – Democrats in the Colorado House of Representatives drew fire from Republicans when they passed a resolution supporting women’s access to reproductive health care. House Minority Leader...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News