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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

A guide to La Plata County caucuses

Concern about La Plata County's land-use code rewrite and an effort to recall La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt may drive more Democrats and Republicans to the caucuses on Tuesday, local...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Divided La Plata Electric board united on vision for exploratory group

Community conversations have honed in on local renewable energy in recent months, and while the issue has traditionally split the La Plata Electric Association Board of Directors, the group found...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Treated water makes its way east to rural residents in La Plata County

Water pipeline construction is marching along on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango, from County Road 225A to Bayfield, allowing rural businesses and property owners to tie in with the treated water...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

10-year-old boy killed in crash involving school bus south of Durango

A 10-year-old boy was killed in a traffic crash Wednesday south of Durango that involved four vehicles, including a Durango School District 9-R bus, said Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Proposed group to study long-term future of La Plata Electric Association

Herald Staff Writer The long-term future of La Plata Electric Association is likely to be the focus of a new subcommittee that would explore options for purchasing more renewable energy, among...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Child Health Plan Plus funding may expire; state advises looking at alternatives

As uncertainty around the funding for Child Health Plan Plus drags on, the state is advising pregnant women and parents of children enrolled in the public low-cost health insurance program to...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Mercy hospital opens hub for sports medicine

With physical therapy, athletic training, concussion services and wellness and fitness classes in one place, Mercy Regional Medical Center's new space in the Centennial Center in Durango is...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County commissioners consider new ethical policies

The La Plata County commissioners are considering new ethical policies that address paid travel, lobbying and perceived conflicts of interest. Commissioners reviewed a draft of the new rules during...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: News