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Friends of the Arts grateful for support

On July 31, two dozen members of Durango Friends of the Arts and their friends gathered at the home of Mary and Tom Orsini to raise income for Durango Friends of the Arts’ Grant Fund. The morning...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Community

Ignacio schools deem active-shooter training a success

IGNACIO – Law enforcement and emergency responders practiced what they would do if a shooter targeted the Ignacio School District – with school staff joining in on the exercise for the first time....

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smash it! Albuquerque’s first ‘rage room’ opens

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s largest city is the latest to play host to a new business that allows people to unleash their rage. The ABQ Rage Room opened Thursday in Albuquerque, and the new venture...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Air Force Academy discovers contamination in water

COLORADO SPRINGS – The U.S. Air Force Academy says unsafe levels of chemicals were found in groundwater at four sites on the Colorado campus. The Gazette reported Thursday that officials plan to...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Artist Jenn Rawling explores botanical connection

Local artist Jenn Rawling knows her plants. In her latest show, “Secret Life of Plants: Exploring the Botanical Connection,” which will open with an artists reception tonight at Studio &, Rawling...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Victims identified in fatal crash north of Durango

A morning crash Friday on U.S. Highway 550 near Trimble Lane claimed the lives of two Durango residents, according to authorities. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll said the crash was...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sales taxes show 416 Fire rebound

The city of Durango is reporting strong July sales tax numbers, which are based on sales made in June. In fact, the Central Business District is reporting its strongest ever July sales tax...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

We can do this

Renewable energy is on everyone’s mind these months, what with fossil fuels contributing to continuously higher temperatures around the globe. Disappearing glaciers, reduced crop yields, a shortage...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

No reason to destroy ‘hot’ hemp crops

An article in the Herald (“Hemp farmers concerned THC rules lead to crop destruction ,” Aug. 18) covered a meeting hosted by CHAMPS (pseudo-business and government entity) formed to advance the...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

I’m reconsidering the wisdom of electric vehicles

Last month I wrote about my search for, and finding of, an electric vehicle after our plug-in Prius was destroyed in a collision. I received messages that made me reconsider if the future of...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Elvis and the Herald do nothing for me

The Durango Herald continues to show that it no longer wants to be a leader in influencing public opinion for the betterment of our community. Yet again, the lengthy editorial on the opinion page...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include the San Juan Brewfest and the Best of the Fest Showcase. The 21st annual San Juan Brewfest will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Buckley Park. More than 100...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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