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Mancos farm’s agritourism plan needs further review

A proposal by Green Table Farm near Mancos to hold events hit a snag in the Montezuma County Planning Commission on Sept. 14. Farm owner Tyler Hoyt is seeking a high-impact permit and special-use...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County commercial building permits trend down over decade

It’s getting harder for businesses to find space at a time when the La Plata County needs to be broadening its tax base. Since the 1980s, the number of permits for new commercial buildings in...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Caption This!: ‘Durango play date’

Herald Staff Report Durango Herald Facebook reader Scott Kadera sent in this week’s winning Caption This! headline: “Durango play date.” The second-place caption was, “Fawns on a lawn” from reader...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mini Med School makes medical education accessible

Interested in becoming a doctor or nurse? Want to improve your health care knowledge and apply it to your job? Maybe you want to know more about the opioid epidemic or aging successfully?...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango soccer delivers in cold, wet game against Fruita Monument

Elijah Feton got the Demons on the board with an early penalty-kick goal, and Durango continued its roll for a big bounce-back win. Durango High School’s boys soccer team (7-1-1, 3-1-1 5A/4A...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Colorado GOP votes down move to cancel 2018 primary

DENVER – Colorado’s Republican party has voted down an attempt by some of its members to close the 2018 primary to unaffiliated voters. Saturday’s vote comes after Colorado voters last year...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hilltop House resident at large

A 29-year-old man failed to return Friday evening to Hilltop House, a halfway house, after a permitted leave. Hilltop Director John Schmier said Ricky Perez was working at the La Plata County...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Event raises awareness for opioid addiction and overdose

Deb Gibson lost her 21-year-old son, Shane, to an accidental opioid overdose four years ago. Since then, she has made it her mission to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic in America. Gibson...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yucca House monument expansion gets county approval

A long-standing access issue at Yucca House National Monument is one step closer to being resolved. Montezuma County commissioners have agreed to support a key land donation to the monument so the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency medical calls drive increase in demand for Durango Fire services

Every year, more people call for a Durango Fire Protection District ambulance, and every year the district faces more ambulance bills that were not fully paid. Emergency medical calls make up the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield football rewrites history with 20-13 win against Durango

BAYFIELD – It can never be said that the Bayfield High School football team has never beat Durango High School. The two teams have played 16 times since 1924. Friday night, the Wolverines beat the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Two policies seek to put a price on reducing carbon emissions

On Monday, La Plata County League of Women Voters will host a discussion about two hotly debated policies that seek the same goal: putting a price on carbon to effectively reduce the emissions of...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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