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How hot? Even a bullsnake had to cool off under a sprinkler near Durango

How hot is it? So hot, apparently, that a 4-foot bullsnake had to cool off this week under a La Plata County woman’s sprinkler. Julie Winkelman said she went outside to move the sprinkler about 2...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: Ska rolls out new beer for those looking to cut calories

Looking to cut back on those calories, yet unable to give up the refreshing taste of an IPA brew? It looks like Ska Brewing Co. has you covered with a new low-calorie, low-carb beer. Ska recently...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango lights community holiday tree to bring cheer

It may be the first half of April, but there it was: Durango’s holiday tree in Buckley Park lit up like it was Christmastime. “Maybe Santa made a surprise visit to Durango to give us some Christmas...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Was that a train whistle? Yes, but D&SNG remains shutdown

In an odd sense of a return to normalcy, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad could be heard chugging through town and blowing its whistle Thursday and Friday in Durango, but that doesn’t...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

A list of closures, cancellations and notices across La Plata County

Numerous closures have been announced across Southwest Colorado as a result of the spreading coronavirus. As of 4 p.m. Friday, La Plata County had 29 cases of COVID-19. Colorado was reporting 4,173...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Herald expands coverage in northwest New Mexico

Beginning today, The Durango Herald is expanding its news coverage of northwest New Mexico to help meet an increasing demand for news from the Four Corners. Herald reporter Liz Weber has worked...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A long trip, short visit to celebrate 95th birthday outside a window

A family of eight drove 13 hours from Colleyville, Texas, to Durango last weekend to celebrate their family patriarch’s 95th birthday. But once they arrived, they learned they wouldn’t be admitted...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grab a coffee, find yourself a furry companion

Some of the county’s most adorable pooches and tabbies looking for forever homes will soon be featured with every cup o’ joe you buy at Jitters Java. The coffee shop at 802 Camino del Rio is...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ax-throwing range could be coming to Durango

If you have a hankering for throwing axes but don’t have the space to do it, a solution might be on its way. Durango Adventures and Zipline Tours is asking the city of Durango to allow for...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School student’s dance moves go viral

A Durango High School student’s dance moves caught the attention of Denver and Albuquerque TV stations this week after a video of the performance went viral. Adam Kalk, a sophomore with Down...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-dollar home sale is most in recent memory for Durango

For mere mortals looking for an affordable abode within cycling distance of downtown Durango, this might not be great news: Durango just had a home sell for $3.1 million in city limits. High prices...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango train coming to IMAX theaters

Those who have never experienced a ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad can at least get a sense of the majesty through a new IMAX movie that features the historic railroad. “Into...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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