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‘Baby Driver’ leaves a sour aftertaste

“Baby Driver” begins with a bang, a showstopper of an opening number reminiscent of the ecstatic traffic jam in “La La Land,” only this time with the cars themselves as the dancers. While his...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Lightner Creek Fire evacuees begin to return home

After a day of significant progress on the Lightner Creek Fire, residents who were evacuated began to return to their home in stages Saturday night. Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, residents on...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Despicable Me 3’ is good enough, but far from great

Like yet another cold, sugary soft drink dispensed from a vending machine, the animated sequel “Despicable Me 3” is only satisfying in direct proportion to one’s thirst. If you are someone for whom...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Fire crews make progress on Lightner Creek Fire

UPDATE 8 p.m. Residents who were evacuated will be able to return to their home in stages, beginning tonight, Saturday. Beginning at 8 p.m. today, residents on County Road 207 north of the...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘The House’ has Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell but zero laughs

“The House” is astonishingly, mystifyingly unamusing. With Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in lead roles, the comedy could have been solid counterprogramming to summer franchise-mania. Instead,...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Farmers brace for higher tax bills

Farmers and ranchers in La Plata County are feeling the pressure after the assessed value of agricultural lands this year experienced one of the largest jumps in the county’s history. “It stunned...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Music in the Mountains a huge boost for local economy

For over 30 years, Music in the Mountains has entertained Durango residents and tourists alike with a summer music festival featuring musicians from all over the world. A 2016 study conducted by...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

5 things to know this morning about the Lightner Creek Fire

Fire crews continue to work on the Lightner Creek Fire this morning. Here is some information for you to start your day. Check back often at www.durangoherald.com for updated stories throughout...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislature mammoth compromise bill goes into effect

DENVER – The mammoth compromise effort of the 2017 legislative session, Senate Bill 267, goes into effect Saturday. Commonly referred to as a casserole or Christmas tree bill, meaning it has a...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sentenced to 24 years for home-invasion murder

An Arizona man was sentenced to 24 years in prison Friday for his role in a home-invasion robbery that resulted in the death of a Fort Lewis College student. Kuauhtleko Garcia, 22, showed little...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango approves largest condominium project since 2009

The city approved the largest condo project since 2009 this week, but it likely doesn’t signal change in the housing market. Condominium construction has stalled across Colorado for years because...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango cancels Fourth of July fireworks show

The city of Durango announced Friday that it is canceling the annual Fourth of July fireworks show because of fire risk. The decision was made Thursday evening at a meeting between the city...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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