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Durango Community Recreation Center to close for maintenance

The Durango Community Recreation Center will be closed Sunday through Aug. 27 for annual repairs and maintenance.The gymnasium will also close at 6 p.m. Saturday for a floor-refinishing project. The administrative office and front desk will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and th

DURANGO HERALD - 2018-08-16 16:01:00

Riders in the Sky moseying to Durango

For the past 40 years, there’s not a lot members in the Western bandRiders in the Skyhaven’t done.They’ve won two Grammys.They’ve played in front of a crowd of 18,000 at the Hollywood Bowl.They killed it at Bonnaroo.They’re members of the Grand Ole Opry.They’ve had their own television show.They per

DURANGO HERALD - 2018-08-16 21:03:00

Nearly $8,000 in boots stolen from Boot Barn

Between June 21 and June 28, employees at Boot Barn noticed 25 boots missing from their shelves. The stolen boots, which had a total value of $7,939.75, were all wildland firefighter work boots, said Cmdr. Ray Shupe.

DURANGO HERALD - 2018-08-15 16:33:00

Durango Brewing Co. closes taproom, fires employees, moves to La Junta

Durango Brewing Co. abruptly closed its taproom last week in Durango, fired all of its local employees, and is moving operations to La Junta. And it’s taking the Durango moniker with it.


Durangoan remembers ‘Queen of Soul’

Not only was the late Aretha Franklin the “Queen of Soul,” she was also Mother Nature, at least for a couple of minutes.In the early 2000s, Durango native Jack Turner was growing his company, Snow Monsters, which he started in 1996 as a way to promote snow activities for children at ski resorts.One

DURANGO HERALD - 2018-08-16 17:56:00

Our favorite pets can have a place on the patio, but not on every patio

Stroll downtown or hike a local trail, and you will encounter dogs on nearly every block and at every bend of the path. Even on an afternoon float on the Animas River, you’ll see a pooch or two, and not just splashing near shore or romping full speed in the dog park.

DURANGO HERALD - 2018-08-16 23:16:00

Wild Iris Yoga and Wellness opens in Durango

Business owner DeVere Gamble, who has performed craniosacral therapy at Pura Vida Healthcare for the last four years, will continue to provide therapy and integrative nutrition health coaching at the new business.

DURANGO HERALD - 2018-08-16 14:14:00

Get to Know Durango, CO, One of the Coolest Small Towns in America | Budget Travel

1/ 17PhotosFuel up at 11th Street Station, a former gas station in the heart of downtown Durango that combines a bar, coffee shop, outdoor seating, plus food trucks and other vendors.


Landscape mural to span 300 feet along Narrow Gauge Avenue

Native floral and fauna, such as aspens, columbine flowers, elk and black bears, will dominate the foreground. Human figures will be depicted participating in some iconic Durango activities such as hiking, biking and fishing in the background, said Hayley Kirkman, creative arts and special projects

DURANGO HERALD - 2018-08-16 10:53:00

Opening statements made in drug deal murder trial

The murder trial began Monday for Jones, who is suspected of shooting David Gaytan, 34, once in the chest. It’s believed Jones traveled with two accomplices from Texas to buy marijuana in Durango.

DURANGO HERALD - 2018-08-15 12:50:00

Rockets to jams: SCAPE reveals latest round

It’s time to blast-off for Durango’s latest class of entrepreneurs. This Thurs., from 3 – 5:30 p.m., the Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs (aka SCAPE) will host its annual startup showcase in the FLC Ballroom. In addition to offering the fledgling companies time to strut their

DURANGOTELEGRAPH.COM - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

The Independent Weekly Line on Durango and Beyond

When is it OK to take down the “thank you firefighters” signs? I don’t want to seem ungrateful or anything. They did an amazing job protecting our homes and controlling a horrible situation. But now the fire’s 100 percent contained, and the signs are starting to look a little weather-worn and obliga


Business workshop to be held Thursday

The course is designed to help navigate through steps of starting a successful business, with presentations from a small business specialist, marketing expert, small business banker, an attorney and accountant.

DURANGO HERALD - 2018-08-16 14:06:00

Durango displays good use of warnings

Driving in and around Durango and on Highways 160 and 550 a few weeks back, I noticed the progressive use of flashing LED/solar powered warning and pedestrian crosswalk devices, also known as SPOT DEVICES. Kudos and accolades to the planners, and installers of these new warning devices.


Jury selection underway for two murder trials in Durango

The murder trials are unrelated, but both occurred last year in the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park, just west of Durango city limits.


Durango City Council reaches consensus on likely tax question

If the 5.4 mill increase were approved, homeowners would pay $140 more per year on a home with an assessed value of $400,000, Assistant City Manager Amber Blake said.


Bags of meth, marijuana found during traffic stop

David Archibeque, 58, is facing five charges including trafficking methamphetamine and bringing contraband into jail, according to the criminal complaint.

FARMINGTON DAILY TIMES - 2018-08-15 21:23:00

‘We freak out every time a raindrop falls’

Shortly before 2:30 p.m. July 24, rain hit the burn scar of the 416 Fire, sending a torrent of mud and debris toward homes on the north end of the Animas Valley, about 12 miles north of Durango along U.S. Highway 550.


Southwestern Colorado hospital lays off 40 employees

Tony Sudduth, the interim CEO for the Southwest Health System, said in a statement the reduction in staff was necessary.

THECHRONICLE-NEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 15:57:11

EDITORIAL: A Letter from Superintendent Linda Reed, Part Three

When I started writing this editorial series on Monday, I expected that the Archuleta School District School Board would approve the ballot language for the proposed “mill levy override” measure at their Tuesday night meeting — last night, August 14.