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Four Corners school district offers $80,000 teaching salaries

MONTEZUMA CREEK, Utah – A school district in southeastern Utah is in the middle of a test program to see if offering salaries of up to $80,000 can persuade teachers to stay at an elementary school...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Multiple generations share the kitchen

Back in the day of bumper stickers, the tip to parents was pretty clear: “Be nice to your kids. After all, they will be choosing your nursing home.” In 2017, the kids might even be signing your pay...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Mancos Elementary Principal Cathy Epps honored as school garden champion

Mancos Elementary Principal Cathy Epps got a surprise on Saturday when she was honored as a Mancos School Garden Champion. Teachers, students and Montezuma School to Farm Project staff members...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Earthquake rattles Utah south of Bluff

A minor earthquake measuring 3.8 magnitude occurred Friday night south of Bluff, Utah, on the Navajo Reservation, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake occurred at 10:01 p.m. A...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Kim Boekbinder bringing genre-busting music to Durango

It’s hard to put a finger on exactly the kind of music Kim Boekbinder makes – it spans just about every type (except rap and heavy metal, she says) and even includes music made from the sounds of...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Prep Spotlight: Bayfield’s Amber Johnson breaks records on the track

Bayfield High School track star Amber Johnson has taken down four school records this year. She is ranked second in Colorado High School Activities Association’s 3A classification in the 100- and...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office warns residents of theft

In response to recent thefts, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to lock their cars and garages and avoid leaving mail in their mailboxes. At least five thefts from cars and...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislative Roundup: Bill to push back last call dies

DENVER – The end of the legislative session is creeping up and with it comes a unique way of killing pieces of legislation that are unlikely to survive the two chambers and the Governor’s veto pen:...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats kill attempt to provide tax credits for private education

DENVER – A backdoor attempt to institute an education voucher-like program in Colorado was struck down Monday by Democrats in the state Legislature. Senate Bill 35, which would have provided tax...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury rules against Durango man in lawsuit against Mercy over bedsore

A jury found in favor of Mercy Regional Medical Center and awarded no damages to a Durango man who accused the hospital of negligence for a bedsore he suffered while in Mercy’s care. Jason Gurule...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos of the week

Take a look back at The Durango Herald’s top photos of the week.

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado hospitals could lose more than $4 million

DENVER – The financial impact of balancing Colorado’s budget on the backs of healthcare providers just became a little more tangible. The Colorado Hospital Association released a report Monday on...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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