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Email: scook@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-375-4546

Friends, family pay tribute to deputy’s adventurous life

It was a tribute to law enforcement, nature, family and happiness: all the things that embodied sheriff’s Deputy Hollis Holland.Finding a seat Saturday was difficult at the memorial service for...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hot dogs, pancakes top off tales of Snowdown

Another Snowdown has come and gone, leaving locals lethargic, bartenders beat, servers sluggish and revelers fried.Now 34 years old, the event continues to attract people to downtown and spark...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Packed House

They came, they crammed, they conquered. Well, technically they tied.It standing room only in the parking lot of Gazpacho New Mexican Restaurant for Durango’s 11th annual Snowdown Outhouse Stuffing...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanches hit Highway 550

Wet, heavy snow hit Colorado’s high country early Sunday. In Southwest Colorado, three sections of U.S. Highway 550 were closed Sunday morning because of avalanches. Adverse conditions temporarily...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Accident highlights pedestrian safety rules

Some basic knowledge of pedestrian guidelines might have prevented an accident Thursday night that seriously injured a 15-year-old Durango girl.Melia Adair, a student at Big Picture High School,...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hotter to lead group representing counties

Colorado Counties Inc. has named La Plata County Commissioner Kellie Hotter as president-elect of its board of directors.Until Hotter takes the reins as president in 2013, she will help current...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Events today at FLC recognize MLK Day

Fort Lewis College will host a variety of events today to celebrate and honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.The day of celebration will begin at 12:20 p.m.with a “peace-and-unity march” from...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brown announces bid for re-election

Colorado’s 59th state House District changed recently, but Republicans can hold on to hope that their man will remain the same.State Rep. J. Paul Brown announced his bid for re-election Saturday...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Happy New Year, baby!

In the early hours Sunday morning, just when all of the New Year’s festivities seemed to be winding down, one tiny boy gave his parents a big reason to celebrate.At 3:48 a.m. Sunday, Christopher...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ready, aim, tally

Bird enthusiasts got up early Sunday to dust off their binoculars and break out their guide books for the 112th annual Christmas Bird Count.Each year, the count, which is the world’s...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Expect snowfall encore this week

Skiers and snowboarders might see some fresh snow this week, but exactly how much and for how long remains somewhat unclear.It all has to do with temperature, said Tom Renwick from the National...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senators seeking delay in postal cutbacks

As local residents wait to see if the U.S. Postal Service will move Durango’s mail-processing center to Albuquerque, Colorado Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are fighting to postpone such...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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