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Shohei Ohtani wins AL Rookie of the Year; Ronald Acuna wins NL honor

NEW YORK – Two-way star Shohei Ohtani was a singular sensation in voting for AL Rookie of the Year. A standout on the mound and at the plate for the Los Angeles Angels, Ohtani was an overwhelming...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

CHICAGO – Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

New York City’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree goes up

NEW YORK – The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is in place and will soon be strung with 50,000 lights as one of New York City’s star holiday attractions, a gift from a same-sex married couple....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Artistic tribute to 416 Fire cub donated to Durango Welcome Center

A wooden tribute to the female bear cub rescued from the 416 Fire has moved into the Durango Welcome Center. Alpine Bank donated a bench depicting the beloved cub and Smokey Bear to the center...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Surprise snowstorm wreaks havoc on morning commuters

A little shock and awe accompanied Durango’s first snowstorm of the year. With little premonition of inclement weather in the forecast, a cold front dropped into Southwest Colorado early Monday,...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Unlicensed waste company ordered to stop in La Plata County

A trash removal business that started hauling and dumping construction waste without a permit or state approval has been ordered to cease all operations on a property southeast of Durango. Megan...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

With teen vaping exploding, Colorado’s QuitLine will now help users as young as 12

When smokers dial (800) QUIT-NOW, they can work with a coach, over the phone, to understand triggers, manage cravings and grapple with relapse. The eligibility age for the Colorado QuitLine was 15....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

The power of outdoor play benefits kids – and all of us

I feel like it has been a stressful year in our neck of the woods. Political divisions and economic stressors have been exacerbated by drought and wildfires. Casual conversations throughout town...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Cyclists throw caution to the wind at huffy-toss

A recent Police Blotter item in The Durango Herald reported that on Halloween afternoon at 3:52 p.m., “50 to 60 people were intoxicated and throwing bikes in the 900 block of Leyden Street at the...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

A jovial priest of many tongues

The Rev. Douglas Hunt learned German and English as a child growing up near Denver, but never thought English made much sense. So he set out to learn other languages and is now familiar with about...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Resistance couldn’t convert votes into seats

For months we’ve heard from sundry media apocalypticians that this year’s midterms were the last exit off the road to autocracy. Last Tuesday, the American people delivered a less dramatic verdict...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

20MOONs dance company program explores truth

Contemporary dance theater company 20MOONS has multiple performances throughout the year, but co-artistic director Jessica Perino said the Nov. 16–18 event “What is True?” is different than what...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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