Herald Staff Report

Contest: How well do you know Durango’s public art?

The Creative Economy Commission and The Durango Herald are starting a weekly competition for the community to discover some of the city’s public art pieces. Each Monday, the Herald will run a...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 21

About 120 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about what Purgatory Resort did for the first time on Memorial Day weekend, with 97% of respondents...

DATE: June 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big Picture High School graduates tight-knit class of 13

Big Picture High School graduated 13 seniors Thursday in its eighth graduating class. Many of the seniors were dedicated to improving the mental health of their peers and other students who share a...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police looking for vandal who drew swastikas on vacant homes

Law enforcement is looking for a suspect(s) who wrote derogatory statements on two houses under construction east of Durango, including swastika symbols written in permanent marker. The Durango...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Remembering the fallen: Memorial Day activities in Durango

The Durango Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Allison-Tiffany Cemetery will hold Memorial Day activities today: 10 a.m.: Vietnam War service, Iris Park, 1234 Camino del Rio, in Durango. 11 a.m.:...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County hires community development director

La Plata County has hired a community development director, nearly four months after the resignation of Planning Director Jason Meininger. In February , Meininger announced he planned to resign,...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 20

About 100 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about a stolen item from the La Plata County Humane Society thrift store, with 91% of respondents...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio High grads encouraged to pursue meaningful work

The Ignacio High School class of 2019 received their diplomas Saturday to the sound of raucous applause and confetti cannons. The 37 graduates were encouraged by science teacher Stephen Morris to...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School graduates raised the academic bar

The Durango High School class of 2019 raised the bar for academic achievement at the school. Collectively, the class earned $5.5 million in scholarships, and 10% of the graduating class achieved a...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School graduates class with real-world skills

Animas High School seniors who taught the community about homelessness and mental health through well-organized events graduated Friday, taking their real-world problem-solving skills with them....

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ceremonies will honor veterans on Memorial Day

The Durango Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Allison-Tiffany Cemetery will hold Memorial Day activities Saturday and Monday. Saturday VFW Post No. 4031 will distribute buddy poppies at local...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Bear Dance to be celebrated Friday, Saturday

The Southern Ute Bear Dance Powwow will be held Friday and Saturday at the SunUte Community Center in Ignacio. Registration will start at 4 p.m. Friday. The Gourd Dance will be held at 5 p.m....

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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