Backers of oil and gas drilling setbacks in Colorado lost at the ballot box, but are looking to a new blue statehouse

The defeat of Proposition 112, Colorado’s oil and gas drilling setback measure, followed a national trend. Voters in Arizona and Washington, like those in Colorado, turned down measures that would...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Unlicensed waste company ordered to stop in La Plata County

A trash removal business that started hauling and dumping construction waste without a permit or state approval has been ordered to cease all operations on a property southeast of Durango. Megan...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Surprise snowstorm wreaks havoc on morning commuters

A little shock and awe accompanied Durango’s first snowstorm of the year. With little premonition of inclement weather in the forecast, a cold front dropped into Southwest Colorado early Monday,...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

With teen vaping exploding, Colorado’s QuitLine will now help users as young as 12

When smokers dial (800) QUIT-NOW, they can work with a coach, over the phone, to understand triggers, manage cravings and grapple with relapse. The eligibility age for the Colorado QuitLine was 15....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lakefront home proposed on Lake Totten west of Cortez

Four partners have a plan to subdivide and sell eight lots of lakefront property on Lake Totten to prospective homebuilders. The proposed lots would be the first homes directly on the lakefront....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

A jovial priest of many tongues

The Rev. Douglas Hunt learned German and English as a child growing up near Denver, but never thought English made much sense. So he set out to learn other languages and is now familiar with about...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cyclists throw caution to the wind at huffy-toss

A recent Police Blotter item in The Durango Herald reported that on Halloween afternoon at 3:52 p.m., “50 to 60 people were intoxicated and throwing bikes in the 900 block of Leyden Street at the...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

Pagosa Springs author chronicles life of renowned Southern Ute artist

In her self-published book from 2017, Pagosa Springs author Judith Stone chronicles the life and spiritual journey of Southern Ute elder and artist Russell Box Sr., whose work is featured in the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s election brought a wave of women, but the current was strongest for Democrats

Women turned out in force in Colorado on Election Day, casting 110,000 more ballots than men, based on unofficial results Friday. But it was primarily Democratic women who won the day: They...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Veterans Day Parade honors World War II vets

Herman Todeschi has seen more than his fair share of war – fighting up the bootleg of Italy, then southern France, the Balkans and eventually along the Rhine River in Germany itself during World...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

In Yosemite, two deaths raise concerns about social media

From the Grand Canyon to the California coast, Meenakshi Moorthy and Vishnu Viswanath documented a life of travel and natural beauty in their adopted homeland for more than 10,000 Instagram...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

San Juan Riggers cross Twin Buttes

Some like books. Others do yoga. Running is for some, but for Sean Englund, it’s standing 295 feet in the air between Twin Buttes southeast of Durango that relaxes him. Everything slows down, he...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 30 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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