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Virtual caps fly for Fort Lewis College graduates

There were no hugs, handshakes, whoops or hollers, but just over 450 students graduated Friday from Fort Lewis College as part of a virtual ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2020. The event –...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango applauds collaboration ahead of restaurant reopenings

La Plata County economic leaders and city of Durango officials called local collaboration “inspirational” as they weighed health and economic needs before the next round of business reopenings....

DATE: May 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cy Scarborough, co-founder of Bar D Chuckwagon, dies at 93

Cy C. Scarborough, a businessman, comedian and entertainer who performed for millions of guests at Durango’s iconic Bar D Chuckwagon, died Monday of natural causes complicated by underlying health...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Herald wins 48 awards in two competitions, including sweepstakes prize

The Durango Herald staff has won 48 press awards in two newspaper contests, including awards for general excellence, best website and public service journalism. The newspaper won 24 awards in the...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Caitlin Cannon releases latest album

Being a woman is complicated. Being a woman staring down life’s challenges, disappointments and triumphs can be ... complicated. “The TrashCannon Album,” the latest album from local musician...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Little Richard, flamboyant rock ’n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ’n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

J-Calvin drops new single just when we need it

Local soul-funk-groove band J-Calvin has released a new single, and it couldn’t come at a better time, said Jesse Ogle, the band’s bass player and leader-composer. “We thought it was a great time...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Jon Stickley Trio tough to classify

You won’t pigeonhole Jon Stickley. The Asheville, North Carolina-based guitar player, with ties to Durango through Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band, would on paper be a bluegrass musician. Outside...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Our view: Like peanut butter and chocolate, ‘Lay Down’ just works

How is this for an American story: On the third day of February 1947, auspiciously under the sign of Aquarius, a child, Melanie Anne, was born in Queens, New York, to Freddie Safka, a...

DATE: April 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Durango dancer keeping on her toes

Francesca Bianchi was working through her sophomore year at Point Park University in Pittsburgh when the coronavirus pandemic hit and she was sent back home to Durango. A jazz dance major who is...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Singing Surgeon: Dr. Elvis cuts EP to aid COVID-19 fund

NEW YORK – Elvis Francois, the orthopedic surgery resident who has gone viral with his top-notch live performances at hospitals, knew from adolescence he wanted to help heal the world through...

DATE: April 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

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