Eli Tomac wins Las Vegas, finishes third in Supercross series

Eli Tomac of Cortez capped a comeback season in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series with a wire-to-wire victory in the 450SX main event Saturday in Las Vegas. Entering Sam Boyd Stadium, he had...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Colorado bill would start grants for suicide prevention in schools

More suicide prevention funding could be available to school districts across the state if a bill pending in the Colorado Senate is approved. State Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, Sen. Don...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dozens of wild horses found dead amid Southwest drought

CAMERON, Ariz. – Off a northern Arizona highway surrounded by pastel-colored desert is one of the starkest examples of drought’s grip on the American Southwest: Dozens of dead horses surrounded by...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteers pitch in to improve Cortez’s Geer trail network

About 20 volunteers armed with picks, scrapers and shovels rerouted trail sections at the Geer Natural Area in Cortez on Saturday, then enjoyed a barbecue lunch. The event was sponsored by the city...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez firefighters extinguish blaze on new station’s roof

The sun and a misplaced skylight started a fire Friday on the roof of the new Cortez Fire Protection District station on North Washington Street. The blaze was quickly extinguished, but it damaged...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Pagosa Springs man pleads guilty to tax fraud involving hot springs

A former resident of Pagosa Springs with connections to the Springs Resort & Spa has pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return. William Marvin “Bill” Whittington, 68, of Scottsdale, Arizona,...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Forbes names Durango one of ‘coolest towns’ for summer vacation

Herald Staff Writer Durango was named one of “The 14 Coolest Towns for Your Summer Vacation ” in Forbes magazine on April 26. The designation came from Ann Abel, a travel writer and editor for 15...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Native American teenager blames discrimination in campus ordeal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A Native American teenager who was with his younger brother when the two were pulled from a college tour said the ordeal began less than 30 minutes after they had arrived on the...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dems apologize for taking suicide remark out of context

A spokesman for the Colorado Democratic Party apologized Friday for launching a misleading attack against Sen. Don Coram (R-Montrose.) State party spokesman Eric Walker attacked Coram for a remark...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill seeks park status for White Sands

A vast expanse of shifting white sand dunes in southern New Mexico would be elevated from a national monument to a national park under legislation proposed by one of the state’s senators. U.S. Sen....

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monster truck that broke world record stops in Cortez

Kids and adults scrambled up into the cab to get behind the wheel of the record-holding Raminator monster truck, on display Friday and Saturday at New Country Auto Center in Cortez. The Raminator...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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