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$7 million being spent to protect homes from 416 Fire flooding

Sandbags, concrete barriers, ditch reconstruction – about $7 million will be spent to protect residents north of Durango from flooding and debris flows, the new reality post 416 Fire. For the past...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School boys golf gears up for big season

Durango High School senior boys golfer Ethan Whidden has done a lot of off-season workouts and has played plenty of golf over the course of the summer, and when he takes to the first tee on...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Juniper School construction could start in October

The Juniper School, an elementary charter school, could begin remodeling its two new Tech Center buildings in October to prepare the spaces for students to move in at the beginning of the second...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango utilities commission to oversee spending on streets

Durango voters approved a sales tax increase earlier this year with a few conditions, as stated in the ballot language, including one that spending of the new tax dollars be reviewed by a resident...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge sets trial date, appoints new defense lawyer in Redwine case

Mark Redwine is scheduled to stand trial next spring in a murder case linking the Vallecito man to the death of his 13-year-old son, Dylan, almost seven years ago. Chief District Court Judge...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers Market: Durango’s Two Bears Farm makes CBD products

Durango’s Two Bears Farm specializes in one compound and the products you can put it in – cannabidol, or CBD, derived from hemp. “We create CBD products,” said Chris Burgess, operations manager of...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Best Kind Ferments harnesses a passion for fermentation

Durango resident Dax Berney’s new kimchi and sauerkraut business, Best Kind Ferments, was founded on his passion for food and fermentation. Berney said he has been making kimchi for years and...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango man sailing on Navajo Lake goes missing

A 78-year-old Durango man has been missing for almost a week after possibly having gone overboard while sailing at Navajo Lake State Park. Christopher Smith, the park superintendent on the New...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman dies on Colorado Trail after tree falls on tent

A 56-year-old female hiker died on the Colorado Trail after a tree fell on her tent late Monday. San Juan County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a post to social media around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday that the...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mudslide cleanup causes delays Tuesday on Red Mountain Pass

Herald Staff Report The Colorado Department of Transportation is warning travelers of delays Tuesday on Red Mountain Pass, north of Silverton. A mudslide occurred in the area between Forest Service...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley mosquito samples test positive for West Nile virus

Three mosquito samples from the Animas Valley have tested positive for West Nile virus over the last two weeks. The samples are the first collected by the Animas Mosquito Control District to test...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Data-informed policing helps Durango deploy limited resources

An uptick in serious crimes this summer in Durango may be a product of short staffing at the Durango Police Department, Chief Bob Brammer said. The number of “serious crimes” as defined by the FBI...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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