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CDOT to repave section of U.S. Highway 160 near Bayfield

The Colorado Department of Transportation will repave a section of U.S. Highway 160 over three days, starting Monday, near Bayfield. Crews will conduct work from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 7 hours 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman found dead with self-inflicted gunshot wound

A Bayfield woman died earlier this week from what appears to a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Jann Smith, La Plata County coroner. Jackie Nelson, 49, was found dead inside her house shortly...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley Balloon Rally lifts off

The Animas Valley Balloon Rally began Friday morning in Hermosa. Over the weekend, about 20 pilots will fly balloons in the Animas Valley. Launches will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. A...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT to re-stripe lines in Bodo Industrial Park on Monday

The Colorado Department of Transportation will re-stripe traffic lines from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday on roads in Bodo Industrial Park. Crews will re-stripe lines on South Camino del Rio and...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College students get a check-up

Fort Lewis College held its first Fresh Check Day on Wednesday to check-in with students about their wellness. More than 200 students attended the fair, said Kendra Gallegos Reichle, adviser with...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos of the week

Take a look back The Durango Herald’s top photos of the week.

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Forum to discuss Nov. 7 ballot issues will be held Thursday

A forum to discuss Nov. 7 ballot issues will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 949 East Second Ave. Of the three seats on the Durango School District 9-R Board, District E is contested....

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Do you look presidential? Send us your photos

Just in time for Halloween – and because it’s fun – The Durango Herald will showcase readers’ presidential look-alike photos this month. From Founding Father George Washington to Abraham Lincoln to...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Daniels Scholarship now accepting applicants

Motivated, college-bound high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming are encouraged to apply for the Daniels Scholarship Program at www.danielsfund.org . The application session...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango man found dead Wednesday from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 53-year-old Durango man was found dead on Wednesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Mark Jungen was found at a family cabin near Electra Lake...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smooth sailing on Molas Pass with completion of crib wall

Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Rock and Co. announced Thursday that crews have completed construction of two under-highway, downhill retaining walls, known as crib walls, on...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

A day for celebrating indigenous people

Fort Lewis College is hosting several events today to celebrate Real Histories of America on Indigenous Peoples’ Day. According to organizers: “The Real History of the Americas takes a positive,...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News