Mercy’s first baby of 2018 arrives half-hour into new year

The first baby of 2018 to arrive at Mercy Regional Medical Center came just 30 minutes after the clock struck midnight. Born at 12:31 a.m. Monday, Ariel Skye Vaughn came in at 6 pounds, 1 ounce and...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man to compete in Mongolian motorcycle challenge

Durangoan Tom Thompson, a longtime amateur motorcycle competitor, will represent the U.S. at an international challenge held by BMW in Mongolia this summer. Thompson, 55, will compete in the BMW...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road Runner bus line to join state network

New teal-painted buses sporting the Bustang logo travelers may have seen on interstates 25 and 70 will be coming to Durango as Road Runner Stage Lines formally joins the Bustang network, which is...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school superintendent’s contract set to renew

Dan Snowberger’s contract to lead Durango School District 9-R is set to automatically renew Jan. 31, and he has notified the board of his intent to seek the scheduled one-year renewal. Snowberger...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man suspected of DUI causes crash, flees scene on foot

Colorado Highway 172 was closed for more than an hour Saturday night after an Ignacio man suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol hit another vehicle then fled the scene on foot. Around...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Low-income victims of crime eligible for housing assistance

Victims of crime who are homeless or struggling to pay for housing in Southwest Colorado may be eligible for short-term funding thanks to a new program started by local nonprofits. In August,...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Need a lift? No shortage of rides in Durango

The taxi and limousine market in Durango has grown over the years to include three 24-hour transportation services, each trying to edge out the competition, particularly on busy downtown streets....

DATE: Dec. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Caption This!: ‘Haven’t seen my bike since I left it by that bag of Miracle-Gro’

Herald Staff Report Durango Herald Facebook reader Reid Wright submitted this week’s winning Caption This! headline: “Haven’t seen my bike since I left it by that bag of Miracle-Gro.” The...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

5 Colorado deputies shot, 1 fatally, in ‘ambush’ attack

DENVER – A man fired more than 100 rounds at sheriff’s deputies early Sunday, killing one and injuring four others, before being fatally shot himself in what authorities called an ambush. Two...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

2017: Photos of the year

DATE: Dec. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

No. 22 Fort Lewis College doesn’t back down to tough Regis team

Fort Lewis College and Regis gave fans in Durango a look at what an NCAA Division II tournament game is like a few months early Saturday night. The No. 22 FLC Skyhawks men’s basketball team buckled...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

No. 15 Fort Lewis College survives street fight with Regis

Fort Lewis College was ready for a big-time basketball game, but the Skyhawks got a street fight. The Regis Rangers played a physical brand of women’s basketball, and the No. 15 Skyhawks countered...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

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