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Rogue campground crops up in Durango Walmart parking lot

Homeless people staying overnight in RVs, vans and cars in the Walmart parking lot are being told this week they will be towed if they don’t leave. The manager of Durango’s Walmart location...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 hours 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Lady Falconburgh’s in downtown Durango says it will reopen soon

Lady Falconburgh’s Barley Exchange, often touted as Durango’s best-stocked watering hole, has had its doors closed for a week. Efforts to reach the business’s most-recent listed owner, Miguel...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans to stand in solidarity with victims of sexual assault, harassment

Durangoans will stand in solidarity with those who have experienced sexual assault, harassment and victimization as they gather Saturday to say, “Me too.” The Durango #MeToo March and Rally is...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango family finds rare animal: An albino raccoon

The chances of being struck by lightning? 1 in 280,000. The chances of spotting an albino raccoon? 1 in 750,000. Yet, last week, a La Plata County family found a rare albino raccoon, albeit dead,...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Island Cove Mobile Home Park puts pressure on residents

A landlord’s high and constantly changing standards for trailers at Island Cove Mobile Home Park in Durango placed financial pressure on tenants and led some to leave the park, current and former...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some residents say U.N. plot is behind land-use revisions

A faction of La Plata County residents who oppose the county’s proposed land-use codes believe the work is part of an international conspiracy led by the United Nations to create a “New World...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three public art finalists selected to adorn busy Durango intersection

The city of Durango released three new concepts for sculptures near the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection Monday. An evaluation team selected the concepts from 15 applications. The results of an...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Social workers in training get hands-on experience in Four Corners

Social work students must learn a variety of disciplines – public health, psychology and law, to name a few – but learning empathy and how to respect cultures may be one of the most important...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Online subscribers to The Durango Herald to receive improved access

Paid subscribers to The Durango Herald’s website will have an easier time managing their accounts beginning Thursday. Circ Store, a “pay meter” system, will give readers greater control over their...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet introduces bill to protect national monuments

A land rush started Friday in Utah. At least one Colorado senator wants to make certain it never happens in his state. Miners are staking claims to parcels of land in large swaths of what formerly...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Coram’s rural broadband clears first committee, but rocky road may be ahead

The point of getting better (or in some cases, any) broadband service to rural Coloradans isn’t about downloading movies from Netflix or checking a Facebook status. It’s about the high school...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango wants to hear from residents about how two parks should be redeveloped

The city of Durango is gathering ideas for Santa Rita and Cundiff parks, which will be transformed in coming years. The redevelopment of Santa Rita Park is slated to start as soon as construction...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News