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Protect Colorado has $8.4 million ready to do battle this November

They have more campaign money than any political group in Colorado right now. Protect Colorado, created by the state’s largest oil and gas companies, has raised $8.4 million in contributions to...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Some evacuees seek shelter at area motels

Area hotels are welcoming residents who have been evacuated by the 416 Fire, and some are offering a discount. The Super 8 in Durango hosted about six evacuees Friday night, said employee Tyler...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire is about 2,000 acres in size, 10 percent contained

The latest on the 416 Fire: 6:35 p.m. The fire was 1,974 acres in size and 10 percent contained, according to a news release issued by La Plata County government. “Wind and weather conditions on...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Help wanted – desperately – as applicants become scarce

AURORA (AP) – In a country in the midst of sustained economic growth, Colorado has been ahead of the pack. Month after month of an expanding economy has resulted in some pretty good times for...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Herald Girls Athlete of the Year: Durango’s Maddie Jo Robbins

Madeline “Maddie Jo” Robbins doesn’t slow down. The Durango High School sophomore swept her way through the Colorado Cycling League’s five races, including the state championship event in Eagle, to...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango Herald Boys Athlete of the Year: Bayfield’s Ryan Phelps

BAYFIELD – Ryan Phelps isn’t one to talk much about his accomplishments. His play on the football field, basketball court and in the throwing pits of track and field send all the statements he...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Residents face difficult decisions in evacuations

HERMOSA – Hundreds of residents were forced to pack their belongings and leave their homes for an unknown amount of time Friday in the face of a fast-moving wildfire burning 10 miles north of...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College softball complex dedicated

The newly renovated softball complex at Fort Lewis College was dedicated Friday by city and college officials. “These fields are glorious,” Mayor Sweetie Marbury said. Marbury threw several...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

In race for governor, Stapleton focuses on economy, state spending

Walker Stapleton, a Republican running for governor, hopes to draw on his eight years of experience as Colorado’s treasurer to improve state’s economy. The candidate hopes the state will be filled...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gubernatorial candidate Robinson touts plans for education, health care

Doug Robinson has never run for elected office and considers himself a political outsider, despite being the nephew of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Robinson, a Republican,...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tuition jumps 5% at Fort Lewis College

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees approved a 5 percent tuition increase for residents, nonresidents and graduate students at its meeting Friday. Trustees also approved a $51.93 million final...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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