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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

Suicide summit focuses on how to talk about problems, feelings

Talking about suicide and asking about suicidal thoughts is hard. So audience members practiced at a Suicide Prevention Community Summit on Nov. 15 at Montezuma- Cortez High School "We're better...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Fireworks, community celebration planned for Veterans Day

Durango will mark Veterans Day Saturday with fireworks and a community celebration at the Durango Transit Center after the annual parade on Main Avenue, and several events will be held at Fort...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio student's robotic hand up for national award

The regional science fair gave Marissa Jordan, 14, an excuse to build a robot in the spring. This month, her creation was selected as a semifinalist in a national competition. Jordan's soft robotic...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Hop harvest arrives at Steamworks Brewing Co. to make special beer

A sweet and calming aroma filled the air in front of Steamworks Brewing Co. on Wednesday morning as a mobile hop harvester stripped cones from vines. The harvester rumbled as the tines removed the...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

BP test well finds promising source of natural gas in San Juan Basin

A highly productive natural gas well tested in the San Juan Basin shows the potential of the Mancos Shale to become a significant new source of the commodity in the U.S., BP announced Monday. The...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Natural gas prices rising in La Plata County

The natural gas industry in La Plata County has reason to hope for a recovery with prices rising and plenty of approved drilling permits. The slowdown in the industry is at least partially...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Tailwind selected as company to watch

Bayfield-based Tailwind Nutrition, an endurance drink mix manufacturer, was selected as a Colorado Company to Watch in late June. The company was among the 50 companies selected from a field of...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

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