Coal miner seriously injured at King II near Hesperus

A 40-year-old Cortez man was seriously injured and required a helicopter transport to Denver last week while working at GCC Energy’s King II coal mine near Hesperus. Rod Allen, with Durango Fire...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two cases of livestock virus confirmed in La Plata County

Two cases of the vesicular stomatitis virus, a disease that primarily affects livestock, have been confirmed in La Plata County, according to state health officials. The Colorado Department of...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Getting close-in parking has its pros and cons

Home Depot offers “Pro” customer parking, presumably for contractors. How is that fair? Those guys are being paid to shop. Seems like those of us spending our own dime and time ought to get...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Action Line

‘Durango Native’ revives Durango’s early days

There was a time before Durango had a Starbucks, a craft brewery or even paved roads. And that’s the era Jack Turner said he wants to bring back to life, if only for a night, with his new series,...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Contest week 7: How well do you know Durango’s public art?

The Creative Economy Commission and The Durango Herald are hosting a weekly competition for the community to discover some of the city’s public art pieces. Each Monday, the Herald will run a...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

UberEats in Durango: It’s fast. It’s good. But it will cost you.

Hungry at work? The convenience of big city food delivery has arrived in Durango. UberEats will deliver sandwiches, pizza or pancakes to your door. But it’ll cost you. Last week, The Durango...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Train, hotels and Mesa Verde reporting strong numbers

After the 416 Fire slowed tourism and spending last summer in Southwest Colorado, visitors are back in force filling hotels, rafts, train cars and Mesa Verde National Park. The Durango & Silverton...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightning sparks two small fires on Missionary Ridge

Firefighters with the San Juan National Forest are trying to reach two small, lightning-sparked fires, each less than one-tenth of an acre, burning on Missionary Ridge on Sunday afternoon. Chris...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield downtown growth challenged by tepid public involvement

Bayfield town staff will host a community meeting this week to receive direction from residents and business owners about downtown development plans on Mill Street. The meeting, which will take...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gem and mineral show rocks Durango

John Scully’s fascination with rocks started when he was 2 years old picking up quartz in the creek behind his house in Pennsylvania. The fascination, he said, “never really stopped.” Scully had...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New business teaching toddlers arts, crafts, cooking

Toddlers practiced their motor skills chopping bananas for fruit salad last week as part of the first week of classes offered through Rocky Mountain Arts for Tots, a new business. “And now you’re...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spanish Trails Inn & Suites gets a remodel

Spanish Trails Inn and Suites might not seem like the most promising site for a business investment in Durango. But John Hazen, who purchased the old north Main Avenue inn in August 2018 for $2...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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