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A green Christmas: Landscaping company offers eco-friendly, local decorations

The holiday season is often a reason – and excuse – for indulgence, but increasingly, more people are looking for ways to rein in the excess. One local business, realizing this movement, is now...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dry weather leaves many in Durango wondering: Will it ever snow?

Two weeks into December, with no sign of Old Man Winter, many Durangoans are questioning whether Southwest Colorado will ever see snow. The slow start to the winter season paints a bleak picture...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple undertakes restoration of historic Mancos Opera House

A Mancos couple has begun the daunting task of restoring one of the town’s oldest buildings. The Mancos Opera House, at 136 W. Grand Ave., was built in 1910 and originally housed a grocery, a drug...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Tired legs weigh down No. 15 Fort Lewis College men’s basketball at Westminster

The deck was stacked against the No. 15 Fort Lewis College men’s basketball team Friday night in Salt Lake City. The Skyhawks played their fourth game in eight days, with the last two ending with...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

No. 16 Fort Lewis College women’s basketball survives scare against Westminster College

The Fort Lewis College women’s basketball team barely led against Westminster College, but when the final buzzer sounded, it was the No. 16 Skyhawks on top 63-62 Friday night in Salt Lake City....

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Summit County charities help struggling resort workers

FRISCO (AP) – While each season is different, a low-snow Groundhog’s Day is playing out in the mountains as we enter yet another December with little snowfall. Snow is the fuel for Summit’s...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Talk about town: Time running out to drop off letters to Santa at the Herald

Hey parents, there are only three days left to drop off your child’s letter to Santa Claus. The Durango Herald is helping Santa this year by collecting letters that need to be delivered to the...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide in girl’s death

A 22-year-old Durango man who drove his car off the road and hit a tree, killing a 17-year-old passenger, pleaded guilty Friday to vehicular homicide, a Class 3 felony. Benjamin Keil also pleaded...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chapman Hill to open for weekend skiing, snowboarding

Chapman Hill Ski Area will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for a preseason weekend of skiing and snowboarding after snowmaking efforts established a 12- to 16-inch base. The ski...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family, classmates honor Aztec High School shooting victim

FARMINGTON – Hundreds of people gathered Friday to celebrate the life of a 17-year-old boy killed in a shooting rampage earlier this month in Aztec. Family, friends and dozens of fellow classmates...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Let us unlearn rape culture and embrace consent culture

In Durango, we all agree that rape is wrong. We just cannot agree what rape is. We treat as normal behavior many forms of sexual assault. We only recognize as rape the kinds of sexualized traumas...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort opens Columbine area for night skiing

Purgatory Resort will offer night skiing and snowboarding after 4 p.m. every day starting Saturday until Hesperus Ski Area has enough snow to open for the season. Because of recent warm, dry...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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