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Reuben M. Schafir
Position: Herald Staff Writer

Gov. Polis is asking districts to lower property tax rates — they say ‘absolutely not’

The request follows state action to limit tax increases

Public land closures near Durango take effect Friday

Animas City Mountain, Perins Peak, Twin Buttes among popular trails that will close for the season

Mancos Conservation District to receive $2.48 million federal grant

The grant, part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, is a ‘game-changer’ for the small district

Opioid settlement dollars to fund recovery housing in Southwest Colorado

The $1.5 million allocation will bring critical resource to the region

From marketing to management

How Southwest Colorado tourist destinations are moving away from recruitment

Christmas trees and harvest permits for national forest available

San Juan Mountains Association to open Christmas trees for Conservation lot on Nov. 24

Headed into her last session, Barbara McLachlan has lots to do

The four-term state representative says she will retire from public life

La Plata County set to increase development fees

Building and planning fees likely to jump Jan. 1, 2024

Youth climbers ascend on Durango for first Gravity Lab competition

A personal journey buoyed by camaraderie and cheering

Agreement ends domestic sheep grazing on 100,000 acres near Silverton

Bacteria carried by livestock pose serious threat to Colorado’s bighorn sheep population

Late surge of voters boosts turnout in Southwest Colorado

About 44% of all ballots cast showed up on Election Day in La Plata County

Election yields low turnout, but important training opportunity

Ballot questions, lack of candidates may not have resonated with voters