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Fort Lewis College student Natalia Sells crowned 38th Miss Hozhoni

Fort Lewis College student Natalia Sells was crowned the 38th Miss Hozhoni on Saturday as part of the 53rd annual Hozhoni Days Powwow. According to Yvonne Bilinski, director of the Native American...

DATE: April 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Caption This!: ‘Becoming a unicorn’

The Durango Herald Facebook reader Patrick Rascón sent in this week’s Caption This! winning headline “The day Clyde was mere inches away from becoming a unicorn.” Coming in a close second was...

DATE: April 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Construction worker shortage hitting home

Homebuilders in La Plata County are preparing for a busy summer season, and some expect large projects could put pressure on a small labor pool. “I imagine that it is only going to get compounded a...

DATE: April 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County ranks as 15th healthiest in Colorado

For the second consecutive year, La Plata County ranked as the 15th healthiest county in Colorado, according to the annual County Health Rankings. The national rankings – released by the Robert...

DATE: April 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Students win cash at Hawk Tank

Fort Lewis College students and recent alumni tried to sell the judges on diamond infused hair products, dehydrated food and recycled paint during a “Shark Tank”-style business competition. The...

DATE: April 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango baseball splits doubleheader with Montrose

The Durango High School baseball team has taken its share of lumps this season. After dropping the first end of a doubleheader Saturday to Montrose, Peyton Woolverton, Jacob Bourdon and company had...

DATE: April 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Italy’s Emma Morano, the world’s oldest person, dies at 117

ROME – Emma Morano, at 117 the world’s oldest person who is also believed to have been the last surviving person born in the 1800s, died Saturday at her home in northern Italy, her physician said....

DATE: April 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

What Margaret Atwood thinks of Hulu adaptation of ‘Handmaid’

When Canadian author Margaret Atwood stepped onto the set of the Hulu adaptation of her dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, she was given a strange task: to hit lead actress Elisabeth Moss from...

DATE: April 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

On Asia trip, Pence may fill details on North Korea policy

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has called North Korea a “problem” country and said it will be dealt with through a broad set of options, though they’re vague for now. It may be up to his vice...

DATE: April 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Judge halts Arkansas plan to execute 8 inmates in 11 days

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A federal judge dealt another blow Saturday to Arkansas’ unprecedented plan to execute eight inmates in an 11-day period, saying the men have the right to challenge a drug...

DATE: April 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Energy sources, costs at issue in LPEA board election

Six candidates are vying for three seats in this year’s election to the board of directors for La Plata Electric Association, which provides electricity to residents and businesses in Archuleta and...

DATE: April 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hozhoni Days Powwow lights up Fort Lewis College

The culmination of a month of activities focused on Native American education occurs at the 53rd annual Hozhoni Days Powwow at Fort Lewis College. The two-day event concludes Saturday in Whalen...

DATE: April 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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