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Second annual Animas Valley Hot Air Balloon Rally set for Oct. 20

The second annual Animas Valley Balloon Rally is set to launch just north of Durango on the third weekend of October. Doug Lenberg, a local pilot with OTR Hot Air Balloon Adventures and organizer...

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

No agreement as Colorado special session opens

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers concluded the first day of a special session intended to fix a mistake in an intricate spending law with few signs that a solution is coming. The House gave initial...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Photos of the week

Weather and fashion dominate the gallery of last week’s best photos by Herald Photo Editor Jerry McBride

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

From the editor: We are ‘Thirsty for the Truth’ – and invite you to join us

This week, we in the media industry celebrate National Newspaper Week, and we ask all of our readers to join us. We use this week to underscore the importance of newspapers – in print or digital...

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

Caption This!: ‘The only place in Durango open past 9 p.m.’

Herald Staff Report Durango Herald Facebook reader John Maax Henry sent in this week’s winning Caption This! headline: “The only place in Durango open past 9 p.m.” The second-place caption was,...

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

Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas prioritizes tuition waiver

Fort Lewis College President Dene Kay Thomas has dedicated much of her professional life to ensure that Native Americans have access to affordable education. When she retires from FLC at the end of...

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

Denver Broncos hold off Oakland Raiders after Derek Carr injury

DENVER – The Denver Broncos throttled running back Marshawn Lynch and put the hurt on quarterback Derek Carr . They limited Lynch to 12 yards on nine carries and sent Carr to the locker room with a...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango Police Department wants to hear from you

The Durango Police Department wants feedback from residents about how best to serve the community during the next three to five years related to crime prevention, community engagement, traffic...

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

Experiences rather than souvenirs may drive future tourism spending

More tourists are expected to come to town next year, but they may not drive comparable sales tax growth. It could take experiences to encourage spending, said Frank Lockwood, executive director...

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

Forest Service seeks operator for historic cabins

The San Juan National Forest is seeking applications to operate the historic Aspen and Glade guard stations. A successful applicant will gain a commercial permit for renting the cabins to the...

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

Rice Monkeys owner opens new Japanese tapas restaurant

Jimmy Nguyen has achieved his lifelong dream of owning a restaurant – twice. Nguyen co-owns Rice Monkeys on Main Avenue, which he opened with Dung Tran and Ezrick Villuferte in 2012. “We would...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango’s First Presbyterian Church repairs homes for Navajo families

Between 2011 and 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development conducted the largest investigation ever undertaken on the housing crisis that plagues Native American reservations....

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

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