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Nearly three of every thousand Colorado state government agency workers have filed a sexual harassment claim at work in the past five years, a Rocky Mountain PBS investigation found. Sexual harassment allegations rocked the General Assembly this year and led it to oust one of its own members, Rep.
An ugly, brown building with jerry-rigged infrastructure wouldn't look out of place in certain areas of Durango, namely the cantankerous confines of Animas City or ... Email questions to or mail them to Action Line, The Durango Herald, 1275 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301.

Joe Lewandowski, the Durango-based spokesman for Colorado Parks & Wildlife, knows what it's like to deal with controversies involving public lands. “As a spokesperson, that's what you are, a spokesperson,” Lewandowski said. “We have our own opinions, but really, our role is to speak for the agencies ...
A Bayfield woman faces charges after police said she caused a head-on crash Saturday on U.S. Highway 160 with a motorcycle, leaving one person dead and another in critical condition. Katherine Phelps, 75, was charged with one count of careless driving causing death, a misdemeanor, said Colorado ...
The driver of the motorcycle, a 48-year-old Durango man, was killed in the crash, Cutler said. A passenger on the motorcycle, a 53-year-old Durango woman, suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to Mercy Regional Medical Center, he said. The motorcycle riders were not wearing helmets ...
A suicide survivor who jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge will share his story in Durango next week. Kevin Hines jumped in 2000 after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It was a decision he instantly regretted, and since then, he has become a nationally recognized activist for mental health.

DURANGO, Colo. -- The southwest corner of Colorado is dealing with extreme drought conditions because of a lack of snowfall this winter. Most of the state is under some sort of drought warning, but communities such as Durango, Cortez and Dolores are seeing the worst of it. According to the latest ...
Durango Brewing Co., which is in its 28th year and is one of Colorado's oldest microbreweries, distributes regionally in the Four Corners, extending into Pueblo and Colorado Springs, and the brewery has just begun distribution throughout most of New Mexico. The business also may expand its taproom by ...
DURANGO, Colo. — Authorities say a 2-year-old has died after her neck became stuck in an automatic car window in southwest Colorado. La Plata County Sheriff's Office spokesman Chris Burke said the girl died on Wednesday. Burke said the incident happened when a father took his daughter to work ...
Tucker said the landscapes of Southwest Colorado – with mountains, rivers and deserts – is ideal for film production. “We'd like to encourage Durango to jump on the bandwagon and encourage more filmmakers to come here. But a lot of places offer tax credits as high as 33 percent, and that means a lot if ...
A 2-year-old Durango girl died Wednesday after her neck became stuck in an automatic car window, according to the La Plata County Sheriff's Office. Authorities have not released the name of victim or her family but said they live in Durango. Sheriff's Office spokesman Chris Burke said a father took his ...
According to the study, between January 2014 – when recreational marijuana stores first opened in Colorado – and December 2017, legal marijuana sales ... The study was co-sponsored by Durango Organics, Aurum Labs, The Greenery, Durango Cannabis Co., Sweet CO2 Oil, Southwest Colorado Small ...
Two New Mexico residents were taken to the hospital Thursday morning after a traffic crash on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango. ... to go south on Highway 550 but failed to see a 2005 silver Chevy Malibu traveling north on Highway 550, said Trooper Stephanie Guilfoil with the Colorado State Patrol.
A Durango School District 9-R bus was rear-ended Thursday afternoon by another vehicle during a routine bus stop on Colorado Highway 172, east of Durango. All riders are presumed to be safe, and no injuries had been reported, according to an emergency announcement made about 3:25 p.m. by the ...
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old has died after her neck became stuck in an automatic car window. La Plata County Sheriff's Office spokesman Chris Burke said the girl died on Wednesday. Burke said the incident happened when a father took his daughter to work and left her ...
In front of the Durango Craft Spirits booth, I raised my taster glass for a sniff, swished the warming liquid around my mouth and let it go down the hatch. This whiskey, said distillery owner Michael McCardell, was their first batch, barrel-aged two years and tapped just two months ago. McCardell's wife and ...
FARMINGTON — A local filmmaker from Shiprock was arrested by the Durango, Colo. police Saturday on accusations of sexual assault. Kody Dayish, 29, was arrested around 6:02 p.m. Saturday by officers for the Durango Police Department, according to Commander Ray Shupe. Dayish is accused of a ...

The shooting was reported shortly after 3 p.m. Friday near Arboles, a dispersed community 40 miles southeast of Durango by Navajo Lake State Park. Authorities found Branden ... In Colorado, juveniles younger than 10 are not allowed to be found culpable of a crime, she said. “Once we complete the ...
Colorado has the nation's best economy, but it's only the 10th-best state overall because of middling grades on crime and corrections, education, opportunity and fiscal stability, says a study released this week by U.S. News & World Report. The state's first-place economy ranking was influenced by growth, ...
Hanlon will meet with voters from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Durango Public Library and at 7:30 p.m. at Carver Brewing Co. The Glenwood Springs chief legal counsel is vying to be the Democratic nominee to challenge U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District seat in the 2018 ...
Even Colorado shelters far removed from the Denver metro area, like La Plata County Humane Society in Durango, also serve as a conduit that not only sends dogs from their own area to the Front Range but dogs from other states as well. Director Chris Nelson takes in up to 700 a year through what he ...
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Gerry Geraghty's private house is a revolving door for people hoping to overcome their run-ins with the law. Since 2001, he estimates more than 100 people have taken shelter in his six-bedroom home — some are addicts, some are ex-convicts, others are just down on their luck.
The Women's Resource Center is partnering with Alpine Bank, Erteszek Family Foundation, Sunshine Gardens, Coldwell Banker Heritage House Realtors, State Farm Insurance, Durango Arts Center, Colorado Women's Hall of Fame, and other venues and organizations to produce the series of events.
DURANGO, Colo. -- High schools students throughout the country are planning on walking out of class on March 14 as a sign of support for the ... "We are very concerned about opening up our students to any additional security concerns," Durango School District Chief Operating Officer, Andy Burns said.
Durango resident announces bid to challenge Rep. Scott Tipton ... Root Routledge, a Durango Democrat, has entered the race to challenge incumbent Republican Scott Tipton for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District seat in November. In recent weeks, Diane ... He has worked for Weyerhaeuser Co.
The march was sponsored by the Women's Rights Committee of Indivisible Durango and co-sponsored by Durango Sexual Assault Services Organization and the Women's Resource Center. The crowd assembled outside the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad depot, and as they marched along ...
Willa Vaughan, manager of Animas Trading Co. at 1015 Main Ave., talks about the underground space beneath the sidewalk in front of the store. Colorado Preservation Inc. listed Colorado's “Downtown Undergrounds” with its Endangered Places program. The list includes Durango's underground spaces ...
Indivisible Durango will hold a “Support the Dreamers” rally at 10 a.m. Saturday in Buckley Park, 1250 Main Ave. The community is invited to join members of the Indivisible Immigration Committee and Colorado Dream activists to support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, temporary protected status, ...


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