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Email: mshinn@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Kay Jewelers closes in Durango Mall

The Durango Mall has lost another tenant, this time Kay Jewelers, which closed in late January as part of a larger corporate plan to shutter storefronts. Signet Jewelers, the parent company of Kay...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County groups work to avoid an undercount in 2020 census

More than a fifth of La Plata County residents are unlikely to respond to the upcoming census, but a core group of about 20 organizations is working to ensure hard-to-count groups, such as...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Effort to jump start local insurance pool gains traction in Southwest Colorado

The high cost of health insurance has made it nearly impossible for some small-business owners across Southwest Colorado to offer the benefit to employees, including Peter Schertz, co-owner of...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Manna helps Fort Lewis College students enroll in federal food assistance

A Durango nonprofit began work in January at Fort Lewis College to break the stereotype that students should exist on ramen noodles. Instead, the group is helping students enroll in federal...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Long waits persist for those in need of food stamps, Medicaid and cash assistance

Residents in need of Medicaid, food stamps and cash assistance face long waits – weeks to months – to receive benefits as a result of computer software problems that have wreaked havoc on work flow...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Mercy screening patients for coronavirus as disease spreads

Mercy Regional Medical Center says it has began screening patients for the coronavirus virus as a precaution as the deadly disease makes its way from China to the United States. For the past week,...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Fort Lewis College to review investments for environmental, social impact

Fort Lewis College announced Monday a portion of its investments – about $7.8 million – will be vetted annually for its impact on humanity and the environment. Students have been advocating since...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Supernova furniture moves to Bodo to accommodate growth

Supernova Furniture, Sleep Gallery & Home has moved from downtown Durango to the building formerly occupied by Matlock Furniture and Mattress in Bodo Industrial Park to accommodate growth....

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events encourage reflection, action on discrimination

Fort Lewis College students, staff and Durango residents marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a march and by encouraging attendees to reflect on how King’s advocacy opened new opportunities in...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

After announcing plans to nix coal, Tri-State says it will invest in solar, wind

Tri-State Generation and Transmission, the power supplier for Southwest Colorado, announced Wednesday it plans to build solar arrays in the region as part of a larger plan to replace coal-fired...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric Association approves rate increase

The La Plata Electric Association board voted this week to increase its rates in April to maintain and improve its infrastructure and prepare the grid for the future. The new charge will be levied...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Primi Pasta and Wine Bar opens on Main Avenue

Primi Pasta and Wine Bar, Durango’s newest restaurant on Main Avenue, opened Friday night in the space formerly occupied by Guido’s Pizza Pasta Panini, offering dishes inspired by the simple,...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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