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Economy choking parks, recreation planning

If survey data is to be believed, Durango residents aren't aware there's a recession going on.The members of the Durango City Council and the Parks, Open Space and Trails Steering Committee sat...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Inability to view Obama speech enrages some BHS students

A group of about 10 Bayfield High School students stormed the school's main office Tuesday to demand President Barack Obama's speech to the nation's schoolchildren be shown at the school,  and they...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

I'm baaaaaack, unfortunately, so is home team

Jay Cutler and Mike Shanahan are out; Kyle Orton and Josh McDaniels are in.You'd have to have been sleeping under a rock to miss the big news.And that's exactly what happened to the Guru. I was...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | COLUMN: The Green Side of Life

Bobcats begin Bayli ball

Editor's note: The Durango Herald will run season previews before each fall sports teams' home openers. Bayli Stillwell?Yes, that Bayli Stillwell.Stillwell, the cornerstone of the powerhouse...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Down and Dirty

The Colorado Straw Bale Association's eighth annual conference Saturday and Sunday at the Shared Harvest Community Garden aims to give participants a chance to get hands-on experience to go with...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

New puppy preparing for her job with flock

After some thought about the future, my wife, Pam, and I knew it was time to begin the slow process of providing for the protection and well-being of our ewes.Over the Labor Day weekend, we made a...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | COLUMN: Out Standing in the Fields

The Blotter

Animal ControlWednesday 8:27 a.m. A neighbor's dog was barking all night in the 27200 block of U.S. Highway 550, north of Durango.   Durango Police Wednesday 12:01 p.m. A van backed into a police...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: News

(Updated 3:40 p.m.) Hiker from Ohio still missing in Weminuche

Rescue workers continued to search Thursday for a lost hikerin the Weminuche Wilderness north of Durango .Joshua Gulvas, 21, of Columbus, Ohio, became separated fromhis father Tuesday evening...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: Sept. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials


About half of Colorado's state employees are off work today, enjoying an extra day tacked on to the end of an already-long weekend. The catch is that they are not being paid for it. For more than...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Complainers not teaching democracy

I'm shaking my head after reading about schools allowing parents to prevent their children from watching President Obama's address. Let me get this straight: Federal dollars contribute large...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

DAC shows work from variety of artists

One of the Durango art community's most anticipated events still is more than two weeks away, but there's no calm before the storm for Crystal Hartman, who still was working hard Monday to ensure...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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