Shanta Foundation working in Myanmar plans to expand

A Durango nonprofit that helps underserved rural villages in Southeast Asia has had such success over the past decade, it plans to expand. The Shanta Foundation , started by Mike and Tricia...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Freeze warning issued for Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service issued a freeze warning for much of the Western Slope beginning Sunday night, as temperatures drop into the upper 20s to lower 30s. Locations in Southwest Colorado...

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

River Mist Preschool looks to expand

River Mist Preschool wants to expand its facilities to meet the demand for child care services in La Plata County. The nonprofit school is currently licensed to accept 25 children. It serves 16...

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

Three-day program builds bond between women, guns

REDMESA – Bonnie Zoella was 65-years-old when she learned how to shoot a handgun. While the rest of her family are avid skiers, Zoella prefers to spend her time at the shooting range. She traveled...

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

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

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