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Durango Democrats attend Colo. Inaugural Ball in D.C.

WASHINGTON - As Americans prepare for Barack Obama's swearing-in as the country's 44th president, a group of Durangoans celebrated his inauguration Monday at Colorado's Inaugural Ball in...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parking plays large role in City Council vote for Railroad Square

When the Durango City Council votes tonight on whether to approve the proposed Railroad Square Hotel and Conference Center, parking - or the lack of it - likely will be the deciding factor.Approval...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community honors MLK Jr.

On the eve of a historical day in America - the swearing in of the first black president, Barack Obama - students and other residents of La Plata County gathered Monday to honor the life of Martin...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Energy efficiency transcends politics

The debate about global warming inevitably circles back to our energy policies.It is here that Roger Cohen (Herald, Jan. 4) and Bob Winners (Letters, Jan. 7) seem to fundamentally disagree.Cohen...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

'Singular sensation'

A complex treat is coming our way in early February - one with so many facets that theater buffs may want to move into the Fort Lewis College Theatre Department from Feb. 4  to 7.The treat even...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

'All that glisters'

Making art out of a bathroom scale: That's a project artists seldom undertake. But that is exactly what is desired for a show at the Durango Public Library.The local committee for National Eating...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Councilor seeks OK for chickens in city

If City Councilor Michael Rendon has his way, Durangoans won't just have a chicken in every pot; they'll have chickens in their backyards, too.At the council's Jan. 6 meeting, Rendon asked the city...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Right fit? After 1st year, many think it is for LeBlanc

Picking a city manager probably isn't as important as, say, picking a spouse. But it's almost as tricky.You want someone who is capable and fits your community. And you can only hope the right...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | COLUMN: John Peel

Clueless skiers, bikers clog trails, roads

In the summer, my pet peeve is bicyclists riding two abreast like they own the place, giving all road bicyclists a bad name. In winter, it's classic cross country skiers who eschew the track so...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | COLUMN: Action Line

Practice makes perfect

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elegant find

Al Schneider, a retired English professor and amateur botanist, bent down to a yellow-flowering plant and introduced himself."I shook its hand and said, 'Hello, I don't think we've met before,'"...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News