Social issues

Fort Lewis College students call for end to racism on campuses

Despite the season’s first snowstorm, more than 30 Fort Lewis College students rallied Monday to show solidarity with university students across the nation looking to end racism on college...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Americans with Disabilities Act changes millions of lives

NEW YORK – Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs’ world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of summer vacation, the 18-year-old took a dive from his...

DATE: July 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Udall bill will do little to fix Hobby Lobby

Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., has a great set of eyebrows he deploys effectively to punctuate his point. They can add levity. They can scold. They can empathize. They can connote the seriousness of a...

DATE: July 12, 2014 | COLUMN: Policy and Politics

Retail pot in mixed-use neighborhoods?

The next battle over where the city of Durango should allow retail marijuana stores may take place in the mixed-use neighborhoods. The Durango Planning Commission unanimously approved Monday...

DATE: June 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fees for marijuana businesses before Durango City Council

It could be another long Durango City Council meeting Tuesday night. While the council held two public hearings last month on recreational and medical marijuana code, this will the first look at...

DATE: June 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

City commission to take up pot land use today

The city of Durango’s Planning Commission is holding a special meeting today at 6 p.m. to consider retail and medical marijuana land uses. Durango is in the process of repealing its old land use...

DATE: June 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

The cost of being poor

It costs a lot of money not to have any. The American idiom that people can pull themselves up by their bootstraps is a lot harder today than it was in the early 20th century. Durango residents...

DATE: May 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Freedom-constrained Fido

D urango resident Tricia Wytas and her friend were playing with their dogs at the Riverview Sports Complex when they both got tickets. The infraction: dog at large. That technical phrase sounds...

DATE: May 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

City uses some suggestions in draft pot rules

The Durango City Council and those in the marijuana industry grew a bit closer Tuesday afternoon as councilors hashed out remaining issues on the city’s draft retail marijuana regulations. The new...

DATE: May 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Finding a retail pot store could be tough

The Durango City Council’s draft regulations on retail stores show it’s nearly impossible to locate them inside city limits. Councilors discussed retail and medical marijuana draft ordinances...

DATE: April 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second chance for pups

Mercedes and Infinity excitedly left Durango late last week to find a loving home in Boulder. At 4 months old, the two Lab-mix puppies got a lift on a Rescue Waggin' van, along with four other dogs...

DATE: April 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango pledges more transparency

The city of Durango will be more transparent in sharing local licensing documents with the public, city officials said. Last month, The Durango Herald highlighted differences between the city and...

DATE: April 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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