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Talkative sheriff’s deputy retires after 37 years

Dan Bender survived being shot at in Vietnam, a pipe explosion in Durango and being stranded in the rugged wilderness near Ouray. Perhaps equally impressive: He’s dealt with the news media for more...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former nun counsels Durango residents through life’s challenges

Therese Michels estimates she’s touched the lives of nearly 1,500 people in the 40-plus years she’s worked as a psychoanalyst in the Four Corners. And at age 91, she’s not about to slow down. “I...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police officer credited with saving baby’s life

A Durango police officer is credited with saving a baby’s life last weekend while responding to an unrelated call. On Sunday, Cpl. Juan Gallegos was dispatched to an in-town apartment complex,...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nicholas Kristof wants to spill your coffee

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof said he struggles to grab readers’ attention when writing about humanitarian crises around the globe, including violence against women in Sierra Leone,...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Award-winning N.M. tattoo artist’s passion is ‘Unbreakable’

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Alex Trujillo is passionate about his art and dedicated to seeing it walk away when he’s done creating it. With 14 years in the tattoo business, he has won numerous awards,...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fun run honors elementary school teacher

Capes billowing in the air, small superheros ran with parents and teachers to honor Ignacio Elementary School third-grade teacher Laura Wagner on Saturday at Bobcat’s field. Wagner fell ill in...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple in their 90s finds love on the bus

After giving up their car keys, Betty Willis, 93, and LaVern Nelson, 92, found each other and a new romantic spark on the Durango bus. Nelson noticed Willis as he rode the bus every morning to go...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former mayor Christina Rinderle leaves legacy of finding compromise

Christina Rinderle, elected as Durango’s youngest female mayor at age 33, recently left office, after eight years of facing contentious issues such as vacation rentals and secondary housing units. ...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

DHS team goes to state Go Code challenge

An app developed by Durango High School students will go up against ideas developed by professionals during the state competition of the Go Code Colorado challenge. The challenge, now in its fourth...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Nature Studies offers a ‘stay-cation’

While some families choose to travel all over the country for spring break, the kids lucky enough to be enrolled at Durango Nature Studies spring break program can stay home and experience a good...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian’s family pays tribute

Allen Duke was probably listening to music through headphones while walking Saturday to the Adobe Inn, where he worked on north Main Avenue in Durango. He probably stopped to chat with Marco...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Resolution seeks to honor fallen Blue Angel pilot

DENVER – Freshman representative Barbara McLachlan sat before the House Transportation and Energy Committee Thursday morning to present her first resolution: a measure to honor Blue Angel pilot...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News