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Position: Herald Staff Writer

Outside is in

After a long nine months sitting at a school desk, teenagers are ready to head outside and enjoy summer vacation. Many have jobs, but there’s more to summer than work. What to do for fun in...

DATE: July 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Being an American means ...

Today will be filled with stars and stripes, fireworks, parades and family get-togethers. But what are Durangoans and visitors actually celebrating this Independence Day? What does it truly mean...

DATE: July 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

An angel for trekkers

CASCADE VILLAGE Wiffer’s Wayside is really just a condo. But for hikers trekking across North America on the Continental Divide Trail, it’s truly a luxury hotel. Sharon Henschen of Sidney, Ohio,...

DATE: July 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

When tires wear out, use them for walking

The idea for Tired Feet Upcycled Sandals came to Laiken Jordahl and Alex Gaynor, both 21, when they came across a woman in Joshua Tree National Park wearing an intriguing pair of homemade...

DATE: June 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

5K at Purgatory to benefit dog shelter

The inaugural Mutt ’n’ Strut Family 5K, a benefit for Annie’s Orphans, will be held Saturday at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The run will start at 10 a.m....

DATE: June 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clean commuters walk the catwalk

Riding through the back patio of Carver Brewing Co., local community members modeled what to wear, and maybe what not to wear, when commuting to and from work, the grocery store or Durango Farmers...

DATE: June 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Barr still feels at home at grange

HERMOSA After 65 years of service to the Animas Valley Grange, Roberta Barr will be honored at 2 p.m. today as La Plata County’s oldest grange fetes a pioneer member. The 99-year-old Barr will be...

DATE: June 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christ in Youth brings 1,200 to Fort Lewis

Fort Lewis College has been home to 1,200 new faces this week and will be home to many more in the two weeks ahead. The “Move” event – put on by Christ in Youth, a nonprofit that collaborates with...

DATE: June 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

Four Corners Gay Pride Festival starts tonight

Attendees will have some notable achievements to celebrate at the fourth annual Four Corners Pride Festival, which will be held today through Saturday in Durango to coincide with the...

DATE: June 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango essay winner to lead Thneedville

A new mayor is in town, and he is here to make some changes. Nicholas Piccaro, son of John and Michele Piccaro, will be named honorary mayor at the Durango City Council meeting Monday night. The...

DATE: June 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

For some, it’s Job One

While $7.78 is a mere buck to the professional, for those in high school and others returning home from college, a seasonal job is a way to save some cash and have extra funds for summertime fun. ...

DATE: June 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Addition of elbow room to ease airport overcrowding

A temporary 4,500-square-foot tensile addition to the Durango-La Plata County Airport is scheduled to open at the end of June and relieve overcrowding. The approximately $600,000 cost is partially...

DATE: June 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News