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Durango voters may be asked to raise marijuana taxes

The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on marijuana taxes Tuesday. The Durango City Council may ask residents to approve new taxes on marijuana during the November election, and the...

DATE: July 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in killing of Navajo girl expected to change plea

ALBUQUERQUE – A suspect is expected to change his plea in the kidnapping, sexual assault and killing of an 11-year-old girl in a remote part of the largest American Indian reservation that prompted...

DATE: July 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bear sightings in Dolores prompt sheriff patrols

Montezuma County sheriff’s deputies are on the alert for bears in downtown Dolores after residents reported seeing one for two consecutive weeks. Residents said they spotted a bear rummaging...

DATE: July 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Caption This!: ‘You had one job, Stanley’

Durango Herald Facebook reader Angel Hyde sent in this week’s winning Caption This! headline: “You had one job, Stanley.” The caption that came in second was, “This biker is making headlines,” from...

DATE: July 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small Business Development Center director established partnerships with tribes

A businesswoman, college professor and black belt in karate, Liz Ross brought her experience in rural economic development to the Small Business Development Center in 2015 as executive director....

DATE: July 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County collected nearly $650K in 2016 for housing inmates from neighboring counties

DENVER – Some Colorado counties are paying the price for housing prisoners across county lines, while others are reaping the benefits. Archuleta County spent $200,000 housing inmates in the La...

DATE: July 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zion National Park may require reservations to control crowds

It would be a first for a U.S. national park: requiring reservations to get in. But it’s an option that Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors to its sweeping...

DATE: July 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Update: Missing hikers east of Vallecito Lake found

Two missing hikers east of Vallecito Lake were found Saturday evening by Archuleta County officials, said Butch Knowlton, director of La Plata County Search and Rescue. La Plata County Search and...

DATE: July 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Fiesta Days parade rolls down Main Avenue

Durango’s annual Fiesta Days will run through the weekend. Events will be held at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave., unless otherwise noted: Saturday, 1 P.M.: Second rodeo, with...

DATE: July 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

For Durangoan Faye Schrater, a third total solar eclipse sets her apart

Faye Schrater and her husband, Durango Mayor Dick White, are repeat eclipse viewers. Their interest will take them to eastern Wyoming next month to see the total solar eclipse as it makes a pass...

DATE: July 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans plan to travel far and wide to view eclipse

We asked, you told us. Durango residents are planning trips to see the eclipse in its totality. Here’s where they are going: Paul Hoffman Traveling to: Wyoming or Nebraska Hoffman plans to rent a...

DATE: July 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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