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Health threat shuts down court proceedings in Archuleta County

Sixth Judicial District Chief Judge Jeffrey Wilson has asked Archuleta County commissioners to identify a temporary location to house courtroom proceedings until “very serious health hazards” can...

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

Durango man diagnosed with cancer has unforgettable day with cars

Matchbox Cars were Jamie Rau’s favorite toy growing up, making him a lifelong car fanatic. On Friday, that passion literally grew in size when Rau took spins in several high-end cars at the Glacier...

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

Three-car crash shuts down Broadway near Cortez

A three-vehicle collision Friday afternoon resulted in multiple injuries and shut down U.S. Highway 491 near County Road N. Cortez and Lewis-Arriola firefighters, Colorado State Patrol troopers and...

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

Wood stove blamed for mobile home fire west of Durango

A family of five plus two dogs were displaced from their home Friday west of Durango where a wood-burning stove caught the roof on fire. The fire was reported at 7:21 a.m. at unit No. 35 in the...

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

Pictures from leaf-peepers show stunning autumn

Durango Herald readers submitted several of their beautiful fall colors photos from around the area. In some places, leaves have peaked. You still have time to see them in other places. The best...

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

Talk about town: Locomotive No. 476 will reappear on rails to Silverton

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad announced that, after years of repair and restoration, Locomotive No. 476, a K-28 steam engine, will return to the rails Feb. 17-18 for the 2018 winter...

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

Judge finds probable cause in first-degree murder case

A District Court judge on Friday found probable cause to support a first-degree murder charge against a Durango man suspected of strangling his wife earlier this year in the Lightner Creek Mobile...

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

Photo: Fall fashion

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

Colorado lawmakers are back to fix a pot tax error

Whatever plans Colorado lawmakers had for the first week of October, they are ruined now. All 100 legislators return to the Capitol for a special session Monday. Gov. John Hickenlooper called them...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Everyone can play a role in suicide prevention

Durango is a caring and compassionate community, and the recent rise in suicides has been especially hard-hitting. Coverage of the increased rate of suicide and the resultant response from...

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

As suicide rates rise, Durangoans use their stories to help others

Thirteen suicides have been reported in La Plata County this year. A study conducted in 2016 by the American Association of Suicidology found suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.,...

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

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