Mercy Hospice House set to open this week

After nearly six years in the making, Mercy Hospice House will open its door to its first guest on Tuesday. “This is going to be a great alternative for patients,” said Tina Gallegos, director of...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm cancels Bayfield’s Heritage Day festivities

Saturday morning’s rain and lightning canceled Bayfield Heritage Days activities, but the sheep trailing continued on the Buck Highway. “You can’t stop a sheep parade,” J. Paul Brown quipped as he...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The balancing act of transitioning to green energy

The petition signed by about 1,000 people calling on the city to transition to 100 percent local renewable energy by 2050 is a goal fraught with challenges. On one side, advocates push for a...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crow Canyon names Elizabeth Perry as president, CEO

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center recently hired Elizabeth Perry as its new president and CEO, effective Jan. 1. Perry currently serves on the Crow Canyon Board of Trustees and replaces Deborah...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango’s Carmen Small retires from professional cycling

Carmen Small never planned to be a professional cyclist. Ten years after signing her first professional contract, she called it quits on her racing career, but her future in professional cycling is...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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

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