Winter weather advisory issued for high country

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the San Juan Mountains on Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning as a storm could bring 4-8 inches of snow to the high...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police officer credited with saving baby’s life

A Durango police officer is credited with saving a baby’s life last weekend while responding to an unrelated call. On Sunday, Cpl. Juan Gallegos was dispatched to an in-town apartment complex,...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Donations will help keep Fort Lewis Mesa, Sunnyside library branches open

The Friends of the Durango Public Library, a nonprofit, will help keep library branch locations at Fort Lewis Mesa and Sunnyside elementary schools open in 2018. In May, La Plata County announced...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Service dog owner butts heads with Vallecito restaurant

A man who says he was discriminated against for having a service dog in a restaurant earlier this month in Vallecito has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice’s disability rights...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm could bring slick conditions to high country

A good chance of rain exists in Southwest Colorado through Saturday, with the National Weather Service office in Grand Junction pegging the chance of rain in Durango at 80 percent Wednesday,...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Filmmakers blend technology with mining’s past in Durango Dog Park

Editor’s note: This is the second of three stories about Fort Lewis College students making a documentary about uranium mining in and around Durango. By Jonathan Romeo Herald Staff Writer The sight...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The look of fall is not gold or orange, it’s green (chile)

For many who call the desert Southwest home, it is not the grandeur of aspen leaf carotenoid shifting gold, red and orange that signifies the approaching fall season. It is the heat of...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Bayfield volleyball rallies from 0-2 deficit to topple Durango

BAYFIELD – When the Bayfield High School volleyball team lost late leads in the first and second sets to rival Durango High, there wasn’t any panic from the Wolverines. They simply listened to head...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Prep Spotlight: Hunter Killough the right player at right time for Bayfield football

BAYFIELD Hunter Killough was in the right place to make one of the biggest plays in Bayfield High School football history Friday night, as his game-clinching interception on the 1-yard line sent...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Nicholas Kristof wants to spill your coffee

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof said he struggles to grab readers’ attention when writing about humanitarian crises around the globe, including violence against women in Sierra Leone,...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango projects no sales tax growth in 2018

Streets, sidewalks and city buildings won’t see many improvements next year because of recent erratic sales tax collections. Annual sales tax collections increased 6.6 percent in 2015 and 1.9...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield petition to keep motor vehicle office open goes to La Plata County Commission

A petition signed by more than 1,600 people was presented to the La Plata County Commission on Tuesday morning – it asks to keep the county clerk’s motor vehicle registration office open in...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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