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Health care: We need to demand more

Last fall I met a retired couple living nearby in an RV. Their daughter had contracted a debilitating disease requiring costly treatments. Although they had health care insurance, their daughter...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Who will be the fall guys for the next recession?

WASHINGTON – To have a recession or not – that is the question. It also encompassed last week’s most important political news, notwithstanding all the public attention understandably focused on the...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Giving it a shot

We are not giving away secrets to say Thomas Jefferson was a peculiar man. His faults today are as well known as his virtues; both are ample. On the plus side of the ledger, he was the nearest...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Homeless man found dead in downtown Durango

The Durango Police Department responded to a report of a homeless man found dead Thursday morning behind a building adjacent to The Durango Herald offices in the 1200 block of Main Avenue. Cmdr....

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CBI probes embezzlement at city of Cortez

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is looking into a city of Cortez embezzlement case, and the probe might further hold up three years of delayed financial audits. About three weeks ago, City...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Large solar project proposed near Pleasant View

Invenergy, a Chicago-based renewable energy company, has submitted a bid to build a $127 million solar project near Pleasant View to provide power for Tri-State Generation and Transmission...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper quits Democratic presidential race

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper withdrew from the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, announcing in a video that he is considering a run for Senate. “I ran for...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA spends $800,000 a year to protect birds from electrocution

Protecting eagles, hawks and other wildlife from electrocution has become an increasingly higher priority for utility companies across the U.S. But it’s not cheap. Since 2017, La Plata Electric...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 20 hours 27 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Living

Ag researchers dive into hemp studies

YELLOW JACKET – Hemp plants between 4½ feet and 3½ feet – their height dependent on the amount of irrigated water they had received – were shown off Wednesday at the Southwest Colorado Research...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

$7 million being spent to protect homes from 416 Fire flooding

Sandbags, concrete barriers, ditch reconstruction – about $7 million will be spent to protect residents north of Durango from flooding and debris flows, the new reality post 416 Fire. For the past...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rollover crash kills two, leaves Ignacio girls orphaned

An Ignacio family crashed an SUV on Interstate 25 just north of Trinidad on Tuesday, killing the parents and leaving two girls orphaned, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Jessica and Leon...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez goes lower than Durango to open boys golf season

It was a battle on the golf course Wednesday between Durango and Montezuma-Cortez in the season-opening boys golf tournament held at Pagosa Springs Golf Club. Thayer Plewe led a strong contingent...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Sports

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