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Email: mshinn@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

After announcing plans to nix coal, Tri-State says it will invest in solar, wind

Tri-State Generation and Transmission, the power supplier for Southwest Colorado, announced Wednesday it plans to build solar arrays in the region as part of a larger plan to replace coal-fired...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 36 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado tourism rebounds, but not for everyone

A wet winter in 2019 helped pack slopes at Purgatory Resort and made rapids busy on the Animas River, but Durango’s recovery from the 416 Fire hasn’t been uniform. “We did rebound from ’18. ......

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dogs and mushers fly through Silverton

SILVERTON – A cacophony of yips and yowls filled the bitter winter air Saturday, as racers and their dogs took their places at the starting line again and again during the Silverton Flying Sled Dog...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest restoration project could bolster timber industry

A new project to improve the health of 750,000 acres of forest in Southwest Colorado could open new opportunities for the timber industry to harvest more wood and use it in nontraditional ways. ...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tri-State coal closures will help co-op meet goals for renewables

Tri-State Generation and Transmission, the energy supplier for Southwest Colorado, announced Thursday it will close its coal-fired power plants in Colorado and New Mexico by 2030, a move that would...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado on solid financial ground after dire shortfall

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado raised $100,000 in the final months of the year, putting the nonprofit on solid financial ground after it faced a major budget shortfall. “I am just...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Hobby opens on Main Avenue

During the long, dark, cold days of winter, some hobbyists hide out in their she sheds and man caves building cars, planes and drones. Durango Hobby opened in late December on Main Avenue in...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Mercy Regional Medical Center sees increase in flu cases

Mercy Regional Medical Center is seeing far more cases of flu this year than last year, as flu season nears its typical January peak. The hospital has seen 34 cases of flu and four patients who...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal grant seeks to boost regional internet service

Improved internet services could be available to Southwest Colorado’s rural residents over the next 10 years thanks to a $6.7 million grant from the Federal Communications Commission. Viasat, a...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anti-gravity treadmill speeds healing of leg injuries

Lauren Loftis, a doctor in town, was training for her first marathon this year when she developed an inflamed tendon in her knee, a condition that felt like someone stabbing her with an ice pick. ...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis trustees approve new master’s program to license principals

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees voted Friday to approve an online degree program to license principals. The Master of Arts in Education: Principal Leadership degree is expected to start in...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexting among Durango students sparks police investigation

The Durango Police Department has opened an investigation into inappropriate and explicit photographs shared on social media among Durango School District 9-R high school and middle school...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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