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Cory Gardner, Scott Tipton want BLM headquarters moved west

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Like many departments and agencies within the executive branch, the Bureau of Land Management has its headquarters in Washington. But Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, and...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Prep Spotlight: Durango High School’s record-breaking pole vaulter Jessica Lee

Durango High School senior Jessica Lee chased down a goal that was four years in the making in last Friday’s pole vault competition at the Southwestern League Championships. Lee broke the Durango...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Don Coram passes resolution pushing for lawsuit against EPA

DENVER – Lawmakers from Southwest Colorado have not forgotten about the EPA’s January decision that it was not liable for damages to private entities as a result of the 2015 Gold King Mine spill....

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Photos of the week

Take a look at The Durango Herald’s top photos of the week.

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Effort to repeal Colorado health exchange dies

DENVER – State Senate Republicans are taking a step back from their own healthcare repeal and replace efforts because of a lack of concrete movement on the national level. Senate Bill 3, which...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Multiple agencies battle fire at Western Excelsior in Mancos

MANCOS – Multiple agencies battled a large fire Monday at Western Excelsior in Mancos that led to the evacuation of nearby homes because of heavy smoke. Although calmer winds and lower temperatures...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Rain, thunderstorms expected next few days

It’s expected to be all rain and thunderstorms for the next few days in Southwest Colorado, but the National Weather Service in Grand Junction said that should give way just in time for a warm,...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Playing four-state Twister not enough for some travel critics

The Four Corners boasts some of the most stunning landmarks in the West, drawing tourists from all over the world. But it’s also home to one of the most disappointing travel destinations on Earth,...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in double homicide caught after car chase in Cortez

CORTEZ – A man suspected of killing an elderly couple in Williams, Arizona, was arrested Friday night in south Cortez after a chase involving officers from three regional law enforcement agencies,...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

High school groundskeeper expounds on plants, people and politics

Groundskeeper Dutch Shaver could be considered the eyes and ears of Durango High School: Who has a crush on who, what cliques are forming and what ideologies are shaping students’ lives. The high...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Demons get No. 9 seed in CHSAA 4A Girls Soccer State Championships

The 5A/4A Southwestern League champion Durango girls soccer team was awarded with the No. 9 seed in the Colorado High School Activities Association’s 4A Girls Soccer State Championships. The soccer...

DATE: May 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

La Plata Democrats present 30th annual Roosevelt Dinner

La Plata Democrats will hold its 30th annual Roosevelt Fundraising Dinner at 5:30 p.m. May 13 in the Student Union Ballroom at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. The theme is “Peaceful...

DATE: May 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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