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Bayfield Town Board discusses snow removal

Bayfield town trustees discussed snow response issues, and how to keep people from parking on streets that must be cleared. Snow route declarations mean no parking from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. on...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hotels in Southwest Colorado vie for spot in Hunter S. Thompson movie

Hotels in Durango, Silverton and Telluride are vying for the chance to be featured in a new movie about Hunter S. Thompson that will be filmed next summer in Colorado. “They (the film’s production...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

BP pipeline ruptures near Bayfield, spills into Sauls Creek

A BP pipeline running along Sauls Creek in Bayfield was discovered ruptured last week, spilling coal-bed methane produced water into the creek and forcing the emergency construction of an earthen...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

1 man, 3 juveniles arrested in spree of vehicle thefts

A man and three juveniles were arrested Monday morning in connection with four motor vehicle thefts in Durango. All four vehicles were stolen early Monday from various locations around Durango,...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse to open seasonally to motorized boating

A final environmental assessment was released Monday for the Lake Nighthorse recreation plan, which will open waters to motorized boating for portions of the year. The Bureau of Reclamation chose...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Washington approves boundaries for a gas well leasing plan for Montezuma, La Plata counties

Boundaries for a master leasing plan for oil and gas development in eastern Montezuma and western La Plata counties has been approved by the Washington office of the Bureau of Land Management,...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

CNN streams Polar Express departure

The Polar Express’ departure from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad station drew an international audience Monday evening. CNN’s Facebook page live streamed a re-enactment from The...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sentenced to maximum penalty for 2007 rape, homicide

Editor’s note: This story contains graphic details that might be disturbing to readers. By Shane Benjamin Herald Staff Writer A Shiprock man who sexually assaulted a woman while she was too...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s amateur weather guy grows an online following

Weather, for many, is an innocuous topic reserved for filling dead air. For Jeff Givens, it’s the subject of his favorite hobby and an underserved area of news in Southwest Colorado. To love...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez School District graduation rates steadily improve

Graduation rates have increased over the past four years in the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 District, but they remain below state averages, according to the Colorado Department of Education. In October,...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield schools seek parental involvement to boost student safety

Bayfield School District families got an e-mail on Dec. 6 from Superintendent Troy Zabel citing student safety concerns. He wrote, “Over the last few weeks, we’ve noticed an increase of...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Increase in parking fines will help pay for transit

City parking tickets could hit your wallet much harder in 2017. After a decision by the Durango City Council this winter, all parking fines will go up Jan. 15. The council opted to increase...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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