Purgatory employee and longtime skier shares good vibes

Greg Ralph would have become a surfer had surfers been a little nicer. “Surfers aren’t the friendliest, most encouraging people toward beginners,” said Ralph, who grew up in Southern California....

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Precipitation expected to linger into Tuesday

Precipitation is expected to linger in Southwest Colorado through Tuesday, bringing snow to the high county and rain to the lower elevations around Durango. Andrew Lyons, a meteorologist with the...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos trustees talk traffic code

Mancos officials discussed lowering the town’s speed limits at a recent Board of Trustees meeting. Speed limits vary from 15-20 mph on town roads and go up to 45 mph on Colorado Department of...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic designation for wagon road stalls under federal transition

Another roadblock lies in front of federal protections for a historic wagon road connecting La Plata and San Juan counties. A U.S. Forest Service official said last week an internal policy is...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Enjoying the crowd

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lucky Durango shoppers could get gift cards this week

In recognition of Random Acts of Kindness Week, the Durango Business Improvement District will team up with the Bank of Colorado to hand out gift cards from local businesses to customers shopping...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Native American Center logo inspired by Pacific Northwest tribes

While it may not strike most as intuitive, the Native American Center at Fort Lewis College’s new logo inspired by tribes of the Pacific Northwest is a good fit. FLC’s senior graphic designer and...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport sees dip in traffic

The number of travelers boarding planes dipped a bit at the Durango-La Plata County Airport in 2016. Traffic at the airport declined 1 percent from 189,326 in 2015 to 187,393 in 2016. While traffic...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Caption This!: ‘I’m so chewing up your favorite shoes’

The Durango Herald Facebook reader Darci Warren sent in this week’s Caption This! winning headline: “I’m so chewing up your favorite shoes after this!” Coming in a close second was “Face shots –...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Competing solutions to preventing mass shootings seen at Colorado Capitol

DENVER – On July 20, 2012, Alex Sullivan and a group of co-workers and friends gathered at a movie theater in Aurora for a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.” They were celebrating Alex’s...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring Creek Village lots available

Construction has picked up at a small La Plata County development that’s marketing affordable lots three miles east of town. Phase two of Spring Creek Village off Florida Road is underway, with 17...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ a fun action-comedy

After almost two decades of grim, gritty Batman films, it’s great to see the Caped Crusader lighten up. A sorta-sequel to 2014’s “LEGO Movie,” “The LEGO Batman Movie” is delightful...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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