Galloping Goose to run winter excursions on Durango & Silverton railroad

For the third consecutive winter, the Dolores-based Galloping Goose No. 5 will run winter excursions up the Animas Valley on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. On Feb. 15 and Feb. 18,...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

What’s the life expectancy in your neighborhood?

Life expectancy varies by more than 15 years based on where residents live in La Plata County. Poverty, race, education, income, transportation, available health care, shifting demographics and...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A Mesa Verde plate: New tags would help support national park

Instead of fake news, how about real news? Instead of political posturing and name calling, how about a project to unite us as a region and a state? How about a Mesa Verde National Park license...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Rural residents may soon be able to visit pharmacy of their choice

When the 416 Fire shut down U.S. Highway 550 last summer and nearly marooned the tiny town of Silverton, registered nurse Lois MacKenzie traveled 60 miles to Montrose to get prescriptions for her...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College rides Boatwright, Beasley past Colorado Christian

Brenden Boatwright was perfect, and the rest of the Skyhawks looked like a team playing without pressure and having fun Friday night. It was exactly what Fort Lewis College men’s basketball head...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Tiny Silverton prepares for big Whiteout and Snowscape winter festival Saturday

Herald Staff Report Fat tire enthusiasts who enjoy pushing through packed and unpacked deep powder will give their quads a workout Saturday during the Silverton Whiteout , a 10-hour fat bike race...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health care forum to be held Saturday in Durango

Colorado’s health care costs are rising. Insurance options, particularly on the Western Slope, are dwindling. And insurance premiums in mountain communities are among the highest in the nation. In...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four candidates will compete for Durango City Council

Durango voters will have four candidates to choose from in the April election for City Council, which has two open seats. Kim Baxter, Jaime McMillan, Barbara Noseworthy and Marcos Wisner have all...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jamie McMillan announces run for City Council

Durango needs jobs, and City Council candidate Jamie McMillan said it’s the city’s responsibility to identify the companies that can bring them and to provide incentives to do so. McMillan, a...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango native announces bid for City Council

Small business is going to drive the city of Durango into the future, and City Council candidate Marcos Wisner thinks cutting regulations is the way to encourage it. Wisner, a 31-year-old...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Close call for 2 backcountry skiers caught in avalanche near Silverton

It was a close call for a couple of backcountry skiers caught in an avalanche last month outside Silverton. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center posted a preliminary report Thursday with...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conservation group sues over federal oil, gas leases in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – A conservation organization has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior over oil and gas leases offered in southeast Utah, claiming the parcels are packed with...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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