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Durango 9-R struggles to hire child care workers

The future of Durango School District 9-R's child care program, Kids' Camp, is in jeopardy. The district sent out a newsletter to parents on Wednesday announcing a shortage of child care workers, and encouraging individuals to apply for numerous open positions at Kids' Camp. District spokeswoman Jul

DURANGO HERALD - 2017-09-21 02:15:25

Movies playing in Durango Sept. 22-28

Animas City Theatre(128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com)The Glass CastleA young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father, finds the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. Rated PG-13. Gaslight Theatre(102

DURANGO HERALD - 2017-09-20 19:33:43

Durango-La Plata County Airport expanding parking lots ahead of holidays

The Durango-La Plata County Airport plans to be ready for the crush of Thanksgiving passengers with more parking. "We are essentially at max in terms of capacity in our vehicle parking lot," Aviation Director Tony Vicari said. Last year, the airport ran out of parking spaces and had to provide off-

DURANGO HERALD - 2017-09-19 23:14:48

Durango considers what to do with homeless camp

Officials at the La Plata County Sheriff's Office said an argument broke out between two campers over a makeshift grill. "One struck the other with a large stick, and the other one, the victim, retaliated, and ended up stabbing the guy that (hit) him with the stick," said Chris Burke, LPCSO special

KOB.COM - 2017-09-19 02:00:00

Talk About Town: Durango a top destination for an affordable fall vacation

The Animas River, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and San Juan National Forest made Durango one of the "12 Best Adventure Towns for an Affordable Fall Vacation" alongside destinations like Lake Tahoe, Moab and Pahoa, Hawaii, in a recent online ranking. Durango ranked ninth on the list, by

DURANGO HERALD - 2017-09-19 00:06:30

James Ranch, north of Durango, receives approval for expansion

Expect more events, a new restaurant, bakery and expanded tours at the James Ranch. Last week, the La Plata County Planning Commission unanimously approved an application from the James family for a Class II land-use permit that would allow expanded uses on 2.6-acres of the family's approximately 42

DURANGO HERALD - 2017-09-18 18:46:35

Annual Parade of Homes celebrates 14 years

The 14th annual Parade of Homes is Sept. 22-24, and features 14 stops along the route from Durango to Pagosa Springs. Hosted by the Home Builders Association of Southwest Colorado, the event showcases local builders and the newest homes, commercial development and remodels on the market. For a fee,

DURANGO HERALD - 2017-09-21 11:18:06

Colorado DOT looking for snowplow operators

CDOT wants to hire more than 100 snowplow drivers and road maintenance workers this winter season. Five of those hires will be in the Durango area. "That is a typical temporary position that lasts about 6 months. Typically we try to get them on November 1st. They'll be done around April 1st," CDOT e

KOB.COM - 2017-09-21 01:57:00

For gubernatorial candidate Victor Mitchell: The free market is the answer

Mitchell Victor Mitchell, a Republican candidate for governor, visited Durango Wednesday - saying a loss of trust in elected officials and state institutions is the driving reason behind his candidacy. Mitchell, a lifelong entrepreneur, touted an array of disruptive free market-reliant changes to

DURANGO HERALD - 2017-09-21 00:12:01

Photos: Two-car crash injures three people

Durango Fire Protection District firefighters extricate an occupant in a Ford Focus on Wednesday after crashing with a Jeep Rubicon at Camino del Rio and County Road 210. The driver of the Ford was in the southbound turn lane on Camino and turned in front of a Jeep that was traveling north through

DURANGO HERALD - 2017-09-20 23:38:36

Is Amazon rendering downtown obsolete?

Amazon is taking over the world, right? We keep hearing this over and over with the internet giant's online sales continuing to grow. Recently Amazon purchased Whole Foods and is now slashing food prices. Is Amazon killing traditional shopping areas like Downtown Durango? The Durango Business Improv

DURANGO HERALD - 2017-09-21 03:38:10

Should government fund infrastructure to jump-start development?

Greater predictability in development, more density, and public-private partnerships could encourage construction throughout La Plata County, experts said Wednesday at a Durango Chamber of Commerce meeting. While making housing developers pay for the infrastructure, such as water, sewer and roads wo

DURANGO HERALD - 2017-09-21 00:07:27

Farmers market to host taste testing

As part of the latest Western Risk Management Grant, food producers can have their products taste-tested by consumers at the Durango farmers market Sept. 30 at in the parking lot of First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. Ninth St. Set-up begins at 7:30 a.m. Tents, tables, sampling supplies and evalu

DURANGO HERALD - 2017-09-20 18:50:20

Rochester Hotel concerts benefit nonprofits

From proceeds collected during the Community Concert Series at the Rochester Hotel Secret Garden, 10 nonprofits in La Plata County received $1,500, with a $200 bonus. The organizations include: Durango Nature Studies, La Plata Open Space Conservancy, Know Your Dough, The Garden Project of Southwest

DURANGO HERALD - 2017-09-20 18:42:58

Adult Day Care announces new partnership

Adult Day Care at Our Place, a daytime respite care for adults, and First United Methodist Church of Durango outreach, recently partnered with Colorado Respite Coalition and was added to the provider list of its voucher program. With funding from the voucher program, caregivers may qualify for finan

DURANGO HERALD - 2017-09-20 18:40:51

Harding, Jackson earn scholastic honors

Collin Jackson Two Bayfield High School seniors are among the top in the nation, according to the National Merit Scholarship Program. Rhiannon Harding is a semifinalist in the program, while Collin Jackson is a commended student. Both scored more than 1,400 in last year's PSAT tests, earning them

PINE RIVER TIMES - 2017-09-20 21:36:56

County officials explain closing Bayfield branch office

We are writing about the branch Motor Vehicle office in Bayfield, which will close in December 2017. The La Plata County Commissioners all recognize the convenience that the location provides residents in the Bayfield and Ignacio communities and regret that the county is in a position to have to ma

DURANGO HERALD - 2017-09-20 23:31:01

Residents protest closure of Motor Vehicle office in Bayfield

Many residents of Bayfield and Ignacio are not happy the county clerk's Bayfield Motor Vehicle branch office is closing and are circulating petitions to keep it open. "It's disappointing," said Mike Pacheco of Ignacio, who owns Paco Glass and has been a long-time board member of the Ignacio Chamber

DURANGO HERALD - 2017-09-20 23:30:51

More than 1,000 residents sign petitions asking county clerk's office to remain open in Bayfield

More than 1,000 residents have signed a petition asking that the Bayfield office of the La Plata County Clerk be kept open. The La Plata County Commission, citing falling revenues from oil and gas production, announced the closure of the office this spring. The employees in Bayfield will be re-assig

DURANGO HERALD - 2017-09-20 23:30:40

Discovering wild plants (and escaping the walking dead)

Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Forest fires. North Korea. Reading the news lately may have you thinking about disasters and crises, and our ability to sustain life if something were to divorce us from the conveniences of modernity - electricity, motorized transportation, refrigeration, access to an abunda

DURANGO HERALD - 2017-09-20 11:03:41