New Durango diversity team members to uplift unheard voices

With new additions to the team, the city of Durango’s Community Relations Commission is changing how marginalized groups are represented within city government. In 2020, the city launched new...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navy veteran Gail Harris breaks barriers on race, police

Durango resident Gail Harris is known for going above and beyond – and breaking barriers along the way. She barreled past racist or sexist practices in her childhood and three-decade military...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango observes Transgender Day of Remembrance

Durango residents, city leaders and community members gathered virtually on Transgender Day of Remembrance on Friday to remember transgender lives lost because of violence. The international,...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado sawyer crew cuts down gender stereotypes

Sometimes when Southwest Conservation Crew 428 arrives at a sawyer job, crew members receive second looks from clients for carrying saws or wearing manual labor gear. At times, the client ends up...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds honor late Justice Ginsburg at Durango Women’s March

The Durango Women’s March on Saturday, which drew about 200 people, was a mixture of commemoration, protest and campaigning. The national Women’s March organization decided to hold the October...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘It’s not only my right, it’s my responsibility to honor those women’

One hundred years ago today, the United States adopted a new constitutional amendment: Women would have the right to vote. On Saturday, La Plata County residents celebrated that historic day with a...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents share examples of racism, discrimination in Durango

A 10-year-old child recalled being called “blackie” at school. A medical field employee faced a racist slur in the workplace. And another person was berated for 15 minutes with anti-gay slurs at a...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Out of 100 Colorado lawmakers, only seven are Republican women

Two decades ago, Republican women outnumbered their Democratic counterparts in the state legislature. Today, there’s just one Republican woman in the state Senate and six in the House. That...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can equality pledges fix gender problem in country music?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – What started as a joke on Twitter about an unwritten rule among country radio stations not to play two female artists in a row prompted outrage by country music stars, but also...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

Thousands join Women’s March in Washington

WASHINGTON – Three years after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the 2020 Women’s March in Washington mobilized thousands of protestors again on Saturday to demand reproductive rights,...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

District attorney targets hate crimes in Southwest Colorado

Editor’s note : This story contains offensive language. By Jonathan Romeo Herald Staff Writer Hate crimes are down nationwide but went up 16% in Colorado from 2017 to 2018 – and La Plata County is...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Monopoly game celebrates innovative women – and pays them more than men

Rich Uncle Pennybags has willed his empire to his niece, Ms. Monopoly, in Hasbro’s latest iteration of its iconic board game, where women entrepreneurs and inventors are not only celebrated, they...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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