Immigration announcement sparks fear, concern and hope

A group of Fort Lewis College students and faculty made an impassioned plea for action Tuesday evening after President Donald Trump announced earlier in the day that he plans to phase out the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear spotted on Cortez resident’s front porch

Cortez is the latest Montezuma County town to report multiple bear sightings within city limits this summer. Animal control officer Lari Ann Pope said a resident sent her a surveillance video of a...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: Boggy Draw fire outside Dolores grows

The Draw Fire, located 8 miles northeast of Dolores, has grown to 930 acres, according to San Juan National Forest officials. The fire in the Boggy Draw area is burning at low-to-moderate intensity...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Documentary to examine Durango’s uranium legacy

Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of stories about Fort Lewis College students making a documentary about uranium mining in and around Durango. By Jonathan Romeo Herald Staff Writer It’s...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obesity rates rising in Colorado, stabilizing elsewhere

While a third of American adults and one in six children are obese, a report last week suggests the rate of increase could be stabilizing in some states. Colorado had the lowest obesity rate at...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Secret of mysterious gravesite revealed

A mysterious gravesite near a construction zone northeast of Durango was determined to be a memorial for a woman who passed away several years ago, according to La Plata County Sheriff’s Office...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Activists: Decommission Glen Canyon Dam and save water

In 1963, Glen Canyon was pronounced dead. Glen Canyon Dam had submerged its fabled grottoes, ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings and slickrock chutes beneath the stagnant water of Lake Powell, and...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

DIA may let bison roam on property

DENVER – Denver airport officials say a deal is in the works to allow wild bison from the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge to roam on 200 acres of airport property. Travelers driving...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner, Bennet support immigration act

Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner on Tuesday signed on as co-sponsors of the DREAM Act of 2017 after President Donald Trump announced he would phase out a program that shields young...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

M-CHS soccer team falls short against Bayfield, 3-0

For the first 75 minutes, the Montezuma-Cortez High School soccer team went step-for-step with Bayfield on Tuesday. Three goals over the final five minutes by Bayfield senior Tilden Berriman undid...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Trump rescinding DACA program protecting young immigrants

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s administration will “wind down” a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos welcomes visitors from its French sister city

Dozens of Mancos residents gathered at Mount Lookout Grange on Labor Day to welcome a group of tourists from their sister city in France. Several Mancos residents have spent months preparing for...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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