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Lightning starts house fire in central Cortez

CORTEZ – A strong thunderstorm hit the Four Corners on Tuesday, producing lightning that struck a house in central Cortez. The fire at 502 S. Madison St. start about 7 a.m. and spread to the...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Sheriff asks Dolores board to draft bullying policy

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin is asking the Dolores school district to draft an anti-bullying policy before the next school year. Nowlin attended the board’s meeting on Thursday to ask them...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fort Lewis College student Natalia Sells crowned 38th Miss Hozhoni

Fort Lewis College student Natalia Sells was crowned the 38th Miss Hozhoni on Saturday as part of the 53rd annual Hozhoni Days Powwow. According to Yvonne Bilinski, director of the Native American...

DATE: April 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Caption This!: ‘Becoming a unicorn’

The Durango Herald Facebook reader Patrick Rascón sent in this week’s Caption This! winning headline “The day Clyde was mere inches away from becoming a unicorn.” Coming in a close second was...

DATE: April 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango woman sees trash and can’t help but pick it up

When Janet Reichl was a little girl, her father used to say it’s just as easy to pick something up as it is to walk over it. As a Girl Scout, she was taught to leave her campsite cleaner than when...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Draft proposal for e-bikes released

The city may allow electric bikes on the Animas River Trail and a few other trails for a one-year trial period. Several city advisory boards are holding a meeting on Thursday to get feedback on a...

DATE: April 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Daniel Russell wins 2nd annual Durango Voice

Bayfield resident Daniel Russell won the second annual Durango Voice on Saturday at the Henry Strater Theatre. “I’ve just been really surprised with all the support,” said Russell. “Durango does a...

DATE: April 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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Another winter storm on its way

Another winter storm is on its way and is expected to drop 8 to 14 inches of snow in elevations above 8,000 feet in the San Juan Mountains, according to the National Weather Service. Andrew Lyons,...

DATE: April 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photo: Chilly splash for local schools

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez schools get vote of confidence from state board

DENVER – A turnaround plan for the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District received preliminary support recently from the Colorado Board of Education. The board voted unanimously to instruct the...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Child abuse case dismissed against Ignacio teacher

A former Ignacio High School teacher accused of assaulting a student no longer faces misdemeanor charges for child abuse. La Plata County Judge Martha Minot ruled Friday that Harris Murphy is...

DATE: March 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Puzder withdraws as Labor nominee

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s nominee for Labor secretary abruptly withdrew his nomination Wednesday after Senate Republicans balked at supporting him, in part over taxes he belatedly paid...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World