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Power restored to about 1,000 homes before nightfall Sunday

Nearly 1,000 homes and businesses in southwest La Plata County avoided a cold night without power Sunday thanks to an all-day effort by La Plata Electric Association crews. Around 6:30 a.m. Sunday,...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. providing housing for homeless youths

FARMINGTON – San Juan County received a federal grant to provide housing for youths transitioning out of juvenile and protective services and who have a history of homelessness. The $287,000 grant...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Fort Lewis College to financially reward civic-minded students

Fort Lewis College announced Monday it will financially reward students who have earned scholarships from civic organizations in Southwest Colorado. The college will start providing the one-time...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield a college town? Pueblo Community College opens satellite site

The night before her first college class at Pueblo Community College in Bayfield, Heather McKee, 42, couldn’t sleep. “I was very nervous. Mostly because I knew the high school kids would be there,...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Third suspect arrested in connection with Animas River Trail ambush

A third man has been arrested in connection with a suspected ambush near the Animas River Trail that almost turned deadly. Around 6 p.m. Nov. 24, police were alerted of a fight behind the Speedway...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Washington Post names Durango a ‘Hallmark movie town’

The Washington Post has given Durango the honorary distinction of being a “Hallmark movie town” and says the chances for love in this supposedly fairy-tale Southwest Colorado town are at every...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Police looking for man suspected of breaking into Durango Outdoor Exchange

The Durango Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who is suspected of trying to break into Durango Outdoor Exchange. The man was caught on surveillance camera...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

At Durango’s rec center, gym candy is jim-dandy

The other day, I noticed the Durango Community Recreation Center now sells candy at the check-in counter. Isn’t that contradictory, having a public health and wellness facility offer products that...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | COLUMN: Action Line

Travel defines chairwoman of Durango Ethics Board

Katherine Burgess couldn’t wait “to get the hell out of Dodge.” She was a teenager and had grown up poor in Fort Worth, Texas. She graduated high school in 1964 and left for Lubbock, where she...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Turn of the century

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: And the West is History

Letters to Santa can be dropped off at The Durango Herald

Santa Claus has selected The Durango Herald to help collect letters this year from local children. Santa is also accepting letters via email at santa@durangoherald.com. If possible, please...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

As Giving Tuesday approaches, nonprofits look to critical giving season

After a marathon of shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday can offer a break in the retail promotions. However, ahead of the national day of giving, residents can be faced with a...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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