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For the biggest Sherlock Holmes fans, the best account of Baker Street mania

In 2002, at the end of a festive January evening, I was made a member of the Baker Street Irregulars, a literary society devoted to Sherlock Holmes. As part of what is called an investiture, a new...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Eclipse 2017: Be sure to see the celestial event, but make sure you view it safely

By the degree of interest in today’s eclipse of the sun, you would think that this is a very rare event. It is for the United States, where a band of totality 70 miles wide is crossing from coast...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

When were new bicycle lanes voted on?

I write this as a voice for those who are not heard and are ignored in this once-great town. As a voice to speak out for the neighborhoods up Junction Creek and other neighborhoods that are...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Political cartoon was actually racist

The Herald’s editorial cartoon (Aug. 18) showing a bunch of white, skateboard-nerd engineers at some unnamed company (Google, Inc.) is a perspective about white privilege, more or less. In...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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Editorial cartoon

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial Cartoons

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Administration’s ‘court Jews’ disgraced themselves

WASHINGTON – What Gary Cohn, Steven Mnuchin and Jared Kushner did last week – or, rather, what they didn’t do – is a shanda. They’ll know what that means, but, for the uninitiated, shanda is...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Navy chief orders probe into Pacific fleet after collisions

SINGAPORE – The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation Monday into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after an early morning collision between the USS John S. McCain and...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

And the West is History

100 years ago: A complaint in Local News about the Western Union Telegraph Co. said, “The word ‘service’ is not found in the Western Union Telegraph company’s dictionary. This is no reflection on...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

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Weed spraying planned for city

The City of Durango, which has contracted with Pride Weed Control, will conduct spot treatment for noxious weeds Aug. 21 to Sept. 8, weather permitting, in these areas: the city trail system and...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cowboy gathering seeks parade entries

The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering seeks entries for Colorado’s largest non-motorized parade, to be held Oct. 7. Entries are free. The day of the event, a chuck-wagon breakfast will be held from 7...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Historic eclipse turns day into night across the U.S.

Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S....

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Barcelona fugitive shot dead outside city wearing bomb belt

SUBIRATS, Spain – A man thought to be the driver in the Barcelona van attack was shot dead by Spanish police Monday after authorities announced he also was suspected of killing the owner of a...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World