Colorado teacher shortage study gets underway

DENVER – The state’s Department of Higher Education is beginning its work to study teacher shortages after State Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, sponsored a bill requiring it. McLachlan, with...

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College alumni donate more than $500K for scholarships

Two Fort Lewis College alumni have left theater and business administration students one of the largest donations in the school’s history. Myrtle and Warren Nord gave the school $506,000 and...

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents urged not to interact with newborn wildlife

As more birds and mammals give birth during spring, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds residents that newborn wildlife should be left alone. People call Colorado Parks and Wildlife each year to...

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Peeping tomcat’

Durango Herald Facebook reader Marina Blystone sent in this week’s Caption This! winning headline “Peeping tomcat.” Coming in a close second was “I’ve made a terrible mistake, and yet, this view is...

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

12 arrested in London’s night of terror; IS claims attack

LONDON – British police arrested a dozen people Sunday in a widening terrorism investigation after attackers using a van and large knives turned a balmy evening of nightlife into a bloodbath and...

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Will Mesa Verde’s piñon-juniper forests return?

From 2000 to 2003, a series of wildfires ripped through Mesa Verde National Park, burning about 24,000-acres – nearly half of the park’s old growth forest. Now, almost two decades later, park...

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cortez’s Welcome Center manager resigns after pot ad ban

Noel Cooley has resigned as manager of the Cortez Colorado Welcome Center, a month after banning marijuana advertising from brochures at the state-funded center, city officials confirmed Tuesday....

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Herald Prep Freshman of the Year: Bayfield’s Mavis Edwards

Editor’s note: The Durango Herald selected Prep Players of the Year based on a unanimous decision between sports editor John Livingston and sports writer Joe Fries. Bayfield High School freshman...

DATE: June 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Gun violence-awareness rally focuses on safe practices

At the first Durango rally in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day in Buckley Park on Saturday, speakers focused on gun safety and storage. “We are talking about gun safety, we are not...

DATE: June 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Workers begin taking down building on Camino

The building at 1111 Camino del Rio was mostly reduced to rubble on Saturday. Several curious people gathered to watch and film the destruction of the highly visible building. The vacant building...

DATE: June 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legendary southern rocker Gregg Allman to be laid to rest

ATLANTA – Legions of fans are expected to line city streets as music legend Gregg Allman is carried to his final resting place in the same cemetery where he and his band members used to hang out...

DATE: June 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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