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Amid backlash, La Plata County pushes back timeline for land-use code

After a flurry of public opposition, La Plata County will push back its timeline in adopting updated land-use codes to allow sufficient time to address concerns raised by residents over the past...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. House passes Tipton bill to make rural banking more accessible

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation introduced by Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) that extends mobile banking access to rural Coloradans Monday evening. The Making Online...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Social workers in training get hands-on experience in Four Corners

Social work students must learn a variety of disciplines – public health, psychology and law, to name a few – but learning empathy and how to respect cultures may be one of the most important...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Americans for Prosperity launches campaign over La Plata County’s land-use code

One of the most powerful political advocacy groups in the country – the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity – has announced it will take an active role to influence the outcome of La...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Edward Kutzleb, longtime Durango school superintendent, dies at 88

Edward L. Kutzleb, 88, who served as superintendent of Durango School District 9-R from 1968 to 1989, died Jan. 20 after a bout with pneumonia at the Cottonwood Inn and Rehabilitation and Extended...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowdown Sneer delivered in the dark of night

The much-loved, much-hated, much-mysterious Snowdown Sneer has hit the streets of Durango. The Sneer is the annual satirical (although there is truth in jest) newspaper that just happens to come...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Puttin’ On the Ritz

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: Avalanche victim Abel Palmer drifted into gully he intended to avoid

It was only a minor mistake, but one with deadly consequences, that caused an avalanche between Silverton and Red Mountain last week, killing a 27-year-old Durango man, according to a final report...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jim Carver baking again at Carver Brewing Co.

Jim Carver, one of the co-founding brothers of Carver Brewing Co., is back kneading dough after taking a break in 2008, when the brewpub expanded its brewing capacity and shrank its bakery. “It’s...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

By changing approach to pain, hospitals can cut into opioid epidemic

One of the most common reasons for finding yourself in the emergency room is pain. In response, doctors may try something simple at first, like ibuprofen or a Tylenol. If that wasn’t effective, the...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Caption This!: ‘Ruff lineup!’

Herald Staff Report Durango Herald Facebook reader Dianna C. Hamby submitted this week’s winning Caption This! headline: “Ruff lineup!” The second-place caption was, “Please throw it. Please,...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Statewide plan sets five-year goal to end hunger

A plan to end hunger across the state in five years aims to connect those struggling to buy food with federal assistance programs. Enrolling in federal assistance can ease the pressure on tight...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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