Herald Staff Report

DEVO wins five national titles

After five days of teeth-clenching sprints, bone-crushing tumbles and ear-damaging revelry, the Durango Junior Development Mountain Bike Team (DEVO) can finally rest on its laurels.Its many...

DATE: July 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Feeling cranky: Wells walks bike across line

How does it feel to be one descent away from a possible national championship and have faulty equipment snatch that chance away from you?Durango's Todd Wells summed it up in a release to The...

DATE: July 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Sports

Swim club beats the heat

With just fewer than half its qualified swimmers attending last weekend's Western Slope Championships, the Durango Swim Club took a glass-half-full approach.Only 31 swimmers, ages 6 to 18, made the...

DATE: July 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Plane shuts down engine

A firefighting tanker landed safely at Durango-La Plata County Airport on Monday after shutting down a troublesome engine.The four-engine Lockheed P2V landed using three engines. The airplane has...

DATE: July 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pops Night to feature Big Band sound

Music in the Mountains' annual Pops Night will take on a different sound this year - the Big Band sound of the 1930s and '40s. Cleveland Pops Orchestra founder and conductor Carl Topilow, who...

DATE: July 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango Democrat to run for House seat

Durango Democrat Brian O'Donnell has formally entered the race for Southwest Colorado's state House seat.O'Donnell, 38, signaled last month that he was interested in the seat currently held by Rep....

DATE: July 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paving starts at Florida-East Animas

Forty-minute delays have been reported at the Florida Road-East Animas Road construction project, where the city of Durango is installing traffic lights and widening lanes at the three-way...

DATE: July 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Camp isolates 68 found with flu

An outbreak of a flu-like illness has been reported at summer camp Kanakuk Colorado near Bayfield.According to a report released by the San Juan Basin Health Department, 68 people are being treated...

DATE: July 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pilot crashes glider in trees near strip

A pilot was taken to the hospital Sunday after the glider he was flying went down in the trees near the landing strip for the Durango Soaring Club.Durango Fire & Rescue Authority Capt. Lou Vito...

DATE: July 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colby retains climbing crown

Anthony Colby denied the field its vengeance Friday.The 30-year-old from Durango won the third annual Newton's Revenge in Pinkham Notch, N.H., marking his second victory in a row on the 7.6-mile...

DATE: July 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Sports

FLC history professor to discuss new book

Fort Lewis College history professor Duane Smith will discuss his recent book, Mesa Verde National Park, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Maria's Bookshop.Smith teaches Southwest Studies at FLC and...

DATE: July 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

16-year-old found dead

A 16-year-old was found dead Monday morning at his house on County Road 223 and D Bar K Drive, several miles northeast of Elmore's Corner.The teenager's father found him in his bedroom and then...

DATE: July 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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