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Durango Police Tuesday 7:44 a.m. A driver in a black Dodge Ram was driving aggressively northbound on Camino del Rio and almost hit someone’s vehicle. 11:45 a.m. A cyclist ran into a trailer at...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Xcel Energy opens wind farm on Colorado’s Eastern Plains

DENVER – Construction has been completed on a 300-turbine wind farm in eastern Colorado that will provide power to more than 300,000 homes. Xcel Energy Colorado’s Rush Creek Wind Project covers...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Movies playing in Durango Sept. 21-27

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, ) NTLive: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (11 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday only) Christopher,...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Chris Taylor homers in 10th, Dodgers beat Rockies to build NL West lead

LOS ANGELES — Chris Taylor couldn’t have picked a better time to launch his first career walk-off home run. He hit a high-arching, two-strike solo shot to left field in the 10th inning, lifting the...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Elizabeth Smart: Kidnapping accomplice’s apology fell short

SALT LAKE CITY – Elizabeth Smart says the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted fell short on her court-ordered apology. Part of Wanda Barzee’s plea...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Thousands of fans request grand jury probe of Prince’s death

MINNEAPOLIS – Thousands of Prince fans are asking federal authorities to open a grand jury investigation into his death. The petition to the U.S. Attorney’s Office has been signed by more than...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Colorado reconsiders its formula for rating schools

The vast majority of Colorado schools and districts get a passing score from state regulators who track their performance. Yet, fewer than half of Colorado third-graders meet state expectations in...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

American woman smashes cycling record held by men for more than a decade

A 45-year-old American woman shattered a two-decade-old cycling speed record Sunday, pedaling 183.9 mph across Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats in the slipstream of a specially designed racecar. The...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Sports

New firewood harvest area open to the public

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests’ Norwood Ranger District has opened a firewood harvest area on the Uncompahgre National Forest’s Plateau Division. The felled and decked...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

‘Taco ‘Bout Organics’ class offered at Natural Grocers

Herald Staff Report “Let’s Taco ‘Bout Organics!” is a class that showcases the benefits of eating organically. The class, taught by Lee Hayes, will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Natural...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Container of Food chef Jeremy Storm connects food to place

As much as Durangoans love food, they aren’t willing to travel far for it. At least, that’s what Jeremy Storm, chef at The Container of Food at Ska Brewing Co., has experienced. “It’s amazing how...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Food

Forest Service completes prescribed burns near Bayfield

The U.S. Forest Service and other agencies have completed prescribed burns for the season around Bayfield. “It will take a couple of days for the smoke and interior burning to finish, but no more...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News