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Former Bayfield man dies in camper explosion

A former Bayfield resident died Monday after a propane explosion in his camper in Zeeland, North Dakota. Bert Jerry Monger, Jr. died later in the hospital of burn and injuries suffered during the...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Cortez tanning salon slowly gains ground

When Donna Small took over the former Countryside Tan salon on East Main Street in January, she hoped it would become something like a tropical escape for her clients. The lifelong Montezuma County...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Fires flare up in Montezuma, Dolores counties

Dry lightning on Sunday likely started three wildfires in Montezuma County and Dolores counties, according to county and federal officials. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said a blaze north...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango preschool to undergo radon mitigation

Radon mitigation at the Roberta Shirley Center is scheduled for August to reduce levels of the colorless, odorless gas. The level of radon does not require mitigation, but the administration is...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexican restaurant opens in Cortez

Experienced restaurateur Dionicio Espinoza wants his new business on South Broadway to feel like a little piece of Mexico. Mi Mexico, which opened June 9, is decorated in bright colors with...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez council OKs letter supporting unchanged Canyons monument

CORTEZ – The Cortez City Council voted this week to send a letter to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior asking that no changes be made to the national monument designation of Canyons of the...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ska Brewing is ninth largest craft brewery in Mountain West

According to a new report from the Brewers Association, Durango’s Ska Brewing ranked as the ninth largest craft brewery in an eight-state Mountain West region. The report, included in the May/June...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wild horses ready to become sheriff’s patrol horses

After months of training, the first three horses in the new Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office mounted patrol program are adjusting to their new home. On Wednesday, representatives from the Colorado...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

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

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