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Email: mshinn@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Quick air attack, hot-shot crews helped subdue 358 Fire

Hitting the 358 Fire northeast of Durango hard and fast with helicopters, planes and hot-shot crews helped control and contain it. The fire was started on private property on May 25 by someone...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Shares aims to build a food-secure region

Bayfield preschoolers peered curiously at purple cauliflower and munched on kiwifruit during a March food-exploration class. Pine River Shares volunteer Susan Fischer encouraged students to smell...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Lake Nighthorse dedication honors years of hard work

Officials gathered Monday to celebrate the opening of Lake Nighthorse and the 50 years of work behind the reservoir that sits in Ridges Basin, southwest of downtown Durango. "My heart is full...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric Association elects board members

IGNACIO - Britt Bassett, Kohler McInnis and Kirsten Skeehan were elected to the La Plata Electric Association board Saturday. It was a highly visible election that focused largely on how...

DATE: May 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric Association resending 700 ballots

La Plata Electric Association is mailing out about 700 ballots for a second time after about 950 ballots were recently returned. The co-op verified the addresses for the 700 ballots and remailed...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric candidates weigh renewables, costs

Candidates competing for the La Plata Electric Association board are divided on how aggressively to pursue renewable energy, and some argue it's time for a fresh vision. LPEA is limited on how...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Republican from Durango to challenge state Rep. Barbara McLachlan

Republican Joe Brinkerhoff is challenging state House Rep. Barbara McLachlan in the November election. The Durangoan said he wants to focus on improving transportation and education across the...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Teen births on the decline in La Plata County

Widespread access to long-acting contraceptives is credited with declining teen birth rates in La Plata County and across Colorado. "It's been almost a 10-year effort that produced these phenomenal...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Vision board installed at Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy

A new chalkboard at the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy asks students to write down their visions. "Having a personal vision or a vision for the world is a guidepost for living your life,"...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Eight candidates vie for seats on La Plata Electric board

Eight candidates will compete for four open seats on the La Plata Electric Association's board of directors during the upcoming May election, the co-op announced last week. Also in this year's...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Wolf Creek Pass reopens after fatal crash near scenic overlook

A 39-year-old Texas man was killed in a crash involving two pickups near the scenic overlook on Wolf Creek Pass about 4 p.m. Thursday. Trooper Gary Cutler, a spokesman with the Colorado State...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

KSUT 'Tribal Radio' documentary earns accolades

The story of KSUT Tribal Radio is garnering recognition from film festivals in New Mexico and California. "Tribal Radio," by Durango-based filmmaker Sean Owen , won Best Native American Documentary...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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