Herald Staff

Talk about town: Fort Lewis College ranks among top 10 for diversity

U.S. News & World Report ranks Fort Lewis College ninth for campus diversity among liberal arts colleges in its 2021 Best Colleges rankings. The top three liberal arts colleges for campus...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: New York Times features Durango’s Black Lives Matter mural

Durango’s newly unveiled Black Lives Matter mural on the side of the Everyday Gas Station apparently caught the attention of The New York Times . The Times in its Sunday paper featured the mural,...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

No flags, but VFW scored a flyover this Fourth of July

Astute residents may have noticed something missing from this year’s Fourth of July festivities in Durango. No, not just the annual parade and fireworks show, which were canceled because of...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community briefs

Rotary adds new focus to its mission The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have added a new area of focus: supporting the environment. More than $18 million in...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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

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