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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

Bus stop in front of Walmart is dangerous, city says

Durango officials say they’re worried a Walmart customer will be struck by a vehicle at the city’s bus stop there, but store managers haven’t seemed overly concerned. Transit Manager Kent Harris...

DATE: April 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Do you want marijuana businesses downtown?

Durango business owners are closely divided on whether retail pot stores should operate downtown. More than 300 Durango Chamber of Commerce members responded to a survey on the issue last week. The...

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango begins looking at pot rules

Creating regulations for marijuana is rare for public officials, but other cities will be watching Durango’s moves and judging its success. The Durango City Council met with staff members Tuesday...

DATE: March 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Remarks in Cortez student paper spark backlash

CORTEZ – Two Montezuma-Cortez High School students made provocative remarks in the school newspaper when asked what they would be and why if reincarnated. On the opinion page of the November 2013...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ad fuels nasty 59th District race

If politics is war by another means, two weeks ago, Democrat Mike McLachlan, the Durango-based lawyer running for the 59th district in the Colorado House of Representatives, unleashed the political...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers push for reduced drug sentences

DENVER – Legislators from the left and right moved Wednesday to reduce sentences for narcotics possession, saying the country needs a new approach to the war on drugs.“Most people – left, right,...

DATE: March 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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