Herald Staff Report

Durango School District has used its snow days

Durango School District 9-R has used the four snow days it had built into its calendar. If another snow day is required, it will suspend its remaining early release days through the end of the...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain passes begin to reopen Wednesday in Southwest Colorado

Some mountain passes in the Southwest Colorado reopened Wednesday afternoon as the latest winter storm moves through the region. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio School District cancels classes Wednesday

Ignacio School District canceled classes on Wednesday as a result of flooded roads and severe weather conditions, according to a morning announcement posted on its website. The announcement said...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R dinner for business leaders puts focus on career education

Business leaders from Durango are invited to learn about career and technical education programs at Durango High School at a free dinner prepared by the school’s culinary arts students Thursday....

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil rig crash closes Colorado Highway 151 near Allison

Colorado Highway 151 was closed Wednesday evening as emergency crews attempt to upright a semi-trailer carrying an 87,000-pound oil rig that went off the road. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 9

About 140 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about what technology the Durango Police Department recently invested in, with 96 percent of respondents...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico lawmakers honor ‘The Voice’ winner Chevel Shepherd

Farmington teenager Chevel Shepherd, who won season 15 of the television singing competition “The Voice,” was honored again Tuesday, this time by New Mexico state senators. Sens. Steve Neville,...

DATE: March 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Seven candidates to seek election to LPEA board of directors

Six candidates will compete for three open seats on the La Plata Electric Association board of directors during the spring election to lead the co-op during what could be a pivotal time. The co-op...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass to remain closed indefinitely

Red Mountain Pass is closed indefinitely as a result of significant snowslides on both sides of the pass on U.S. Highway 550, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. “Avalanche...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Independent Film Festival announces 2019 award winners

The 14th annual Durango Independent Film Festival took place Wednesday through Sunday. A wide variety of films were entered in the festival, including shorts, documentaries and feature films. ...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Adrenaline junkies to tell their stories at Durango Diaires

Durango Diaries, the biweekly storyteller series hosted by The Durango Herald , will be held Wednesday with three self-professed “adrenaline junkies” who will talk about what motivates them to find...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Arts Center reschedules winter lecture series

Because of February’s heavy snowstorms, the Durango Arts Center has rescheduled its sixth annual winter lecture series to begin March 7 and continue into April. The one-hour presentations will...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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