Herald Staff Report

Hawk Tank competitors win over $65,000 in cash and scholarship awards

Hawk Tank Business Plan Competition participants won over $65,000 in cash and scholarship awards this year. After a live round competition April 24, the winners were announced in a congratulatory...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Mason Center demolished after 70 years

Durango’s Mason Center has seen its last days. The city of Durango demolished the 70-year-old building last week, leaving only the gym to be used for city storage. At 15,300 square feet, the Mason...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife officials find human remains in bears’ stomachs

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife pathologist found human remains inside the stomachs of a sow and her yearling that wildlife officers suspect of killing and eating a 39-year-old woman Friday night...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 concrete work begins Monday in west Durango

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Interstate Improvement Inc. will begin a project to improve the concrete driving surface Monday on U.S. Highway 160 in west Durango. Project...

DATE: May 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 119

About 80 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about fish in the Dolores River, with 89% of respondents correctly answering, “Low river flows.”...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife releases film ‘Lynx: Shadows of the Forest’

“Lynx: Shadows of the Forest,” a new film released Wednesday by Colorado Parks and Wildlife showcases Canada lynx in Colorado’s high-elevation wilderness. The film was published on CPW ’s YouTube ,...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Basin Coop sales down about $1.5 million during pandemic year

Gasoline and diesel sales at Durango’s Basin Coop Inc. during the 12 months that ended Feb 28 were down about 21% from the previous fiscal year to about $7.5 million. In April, no one was driving,...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

More than 50% of eligible population has received vaccine in Archuleta, La Plata counties

San Juan Basin Public Health has announced multiple COVID-19 vaccine clinics Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in La Plata County and Thursday in Archuleta County. The health department has scheduled...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Demolition of Mason Center set for Monday

The city of Durango will begin demolition of the building at Mason Center Park, 301 East 12th St., on Monday. Demolition and site restoration work will tentatively be complete June 4. The project...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 118

About 80 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about something major accomplished by residents of a mobile home park, with 97% of respondents correctly...

DATE: April 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

College wraps up spring free lecture series with van Gogh

A conversation about van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” will be the topic of the final virtual presentation in the Fort Lewis College free lecture series at 7 p.m. Thursday. Now in its 21st year, the...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office warns of computer hacking scam

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam that took place last week in which someone claimed to be a CenturyLink technician, but was really trying to gain access to the...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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