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Initial response to 416 Fire was critical to protecting homes

Chris Tipton, a fire management officer with the Columbine Forest District, spent the morning of June 1 at a firefighting briefing at Vallecito Lake discussing available firefighting resources and...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

You vs. the grocery store

Your grocery store and the brands it sells are out to shape your behavior, to pull as many dollars out of your pocket as possible. Yes, much of what retail marketers do increases the pleasure of...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Feared cobblestones up next at the Tour de France

AMIENS, France – Every cyclist at the Tour de France, from title favorite Chris Froome to the lowliest support rider, has Sunday circled on their calendar. That’s when the world’s greatest bike...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Dylan Groenewegen wins 2nd consecutive stage at Tour de France

AMIENS, France – Dylan Groenewegen has turned the sprinting battle at the Tour de France into a three-man race. The 25-year-old Dutch rider won his second consecutive stage on Saturday, joining...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Infantino fawns over Putin, politicizes soccer body

MOSCOW (AP) — When Gianni Infantino is in the orbit of Vladimir Putin, the head of world soccer cannot stop beaming. Particularly when he’s juggling a ball in the Kremlin or sharing screen time...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Angelique Kerber tops Serena Williams at Wimbledon for 3rd Grand Slam

LONDON – Angelique Kerber was not about to be overwhelmed by the setting or the stakes in this Wimbledon final. She knew exactly what to expect – and what to do – against Serena Williams. Two years...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Theater company stages a relevant ‘West Side Story’

In Thingamajig Theatre’s smart, high-energy production of “West Side Story,” the Sharks and the Jets threaten, scheme and finally engage in open warfare. In their turf battle over a crumbling New...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Man drowns in storm drainage along Animas River

A local man died by drowning Saturday afternoon along the Animas River. Police received a call at 3:15 p.m. about a man facedown in a storm drainage on the west side of the Animas River, near the...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite summer’s rocky start, Durango takes on NYC

Between wildfires, the local economy and political angst, our community has not experienced a great start to the summer. The Durango Herald has had its share of discouraging news to write about....

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Best bets for the weekend in and around Durango

People’s best bets for the weekend include the Friends of the Durango Public Library summer book sale on Friday and Saturday, and the last day of business at Southwest Sound and an animal tracking...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

After a fire, assess possible damage to food, medications

Skies are turning gray and thunder is here. We are happy the rains will finish off the 416 Fire and hopefully make a dent in this unprecedented drought. People have returned to their homes, but...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

As singles grow older, the prospect of declining health can provoke fears

Not long before I turned 60, my husband and I split up, and a health concern that I’d never really worried about jumped out at me: What would I do, now alone, if I became seriously ill? I’ve had...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health