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The Durango Herald observes 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day

In December 1993, the U.N. General Assembly declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day to highlight the importance of the right to freedom of expression. This year’s 30th anniversary is a ...

The Blotter

Durango Police Department Monday 10:13 a.m. A sideswipe crash in the 1100 block of Carbon Junction resulted in a citation. 4:53 p.m. A man unconscious near the intersection of East ...

Polis’ land use bill a ‘huge disappointment’ to activists

Conservationists wanted Senate Bill 23-213 to do more in emissions reductions

Proposal would prevent Coloradans’ property taxes from rising too quickly

If plan fails, the average homeowner would experience a property tax increase of 40%

The Blotter

Durango Police Department Sunday 1:02 a.m. A person was arrested in the 900 block of Main Avenue on suspicion of theft. 8:35 a.m. A man at Durango Joe’s Coffee, 40 Town Plaza, was ar...

Colorado lawmakers mandate audit of halfway houses following ProPublica investigation

A lack of transparency has been a barrier to reform

Colorado plans to send taxpayers $2 billion in refunds this year

Democrats plan to rely on a system they’ve blasted in the past as being inequitable

Backcountry skier caught, killed in avalanche near Breckenridge

31-year-old man from Colorado is 11th avalanche death this season

Weekly planner for May 1-5

Information and agendas about local meetings: City of Durango: www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000. La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield...

Cloud seeding catching on amid Rocky Mountain region’s two-decade drought

Technique has been used around the world and in the Rockies for more than 50 years

The Blotter

Durango Police Department Thursday 8:35 a.m. A traffic stop near the intersection of Larry Valdez Way and Colorado Highway 3 resulted in a citation. 3:48 p.m. An intoxicated woman wa...

Lorelei Cloud is first-ever tribal member on Colorado’s top water board

Cloud, a Southern Ute tribal member, breaks down her ideas on water issues, basin tensions and possible collaborations