Herald Staff Report

Mercy Regional Medical Center earns an ‘A’ for patient safety

Mercy Regional Medical Center ranks among the safest hospitals in the country, according to a national patient safety watchdog group. Mercy was one of 798 hospitals in the nation to receive an “A”...

DATE: May 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Southern Ute elder to discuss significance of Bear Dance

Next week, a Southern Ute tribal elder will give a presentation explaining the cultural and historical significance of the upcoming Bear Dance , an annual event on the reservation. Russell Box,...

DATE: May 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

No one injured when school bus rear-ended on U.S. Highway 160

No injuries were reported in a crash involving a school bus that caused a brief single-lane closure Monday afternoon on U.S. Highway 160, about 100 yards east of Farmington Hill, according to...

DATE: April 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort is extending its season

Durango skiers and snowboarders should hold off on packing away their gear for at least a few more weeks. With the snow still falling, Purgatory Resort announced it will extend its 50th...

DATE: April 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Dylan Redwine’s mother to appear on Dr. Phil

The mother of Dylan Redwine – the 13-year-old boy who disappeared and died in Southwest Colorado in 2012 – will appear on “The Dr. Phil Show” at 3 p.m. Tuesday on KRQE, channel 13. According to the...

DATE: March 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus Ski Area closed for the season

Hesperus Ski Area, located 12 miles west of Durango on U.S. Highway 160, closed for the season Monday. Hesperus, known locally for its night skiing, was open for more than 65 days this season, a...

DATE: March 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Bureau of Land Management set to auction 6 oil and gas parcels in May

The first land parcels in 15 years within the San Juan National Forest will be available for lease this spring through the Bureau of Land Management’s quarterly oil and gas lease sale. Since 2001,...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College launching ‘Hawk Tank’ business competition

Fort Lewis College is planning its own version of “Shark Tank,” the TV show that gives entrepreneurs a chance to win investment in their startup. While this is not the college’s first business-plan...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango’s Chapman Hill opens Monday

Chapman Hill ski area officially begins its 2015-16 season Monday with the opening of the Little Tow from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recreation Supervisor Matt Morrissey said until the Big Tow opens,...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Fort Lewis players named to All-NFFCC Team

Two Fort Lewis football players were named to the 2015 All-National Football Foundation Colorado Chapter second team on Tuesday. Junior linebacker Andrew Ike and senior defensive lineman Sione...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Fort Lewis College receives $300K grant

A $300,000 grant was recently awarded to Fort Lewis College, which will use it to provide its physics and engineering graduates with business startup knowledge. On Dec. 14, the Colorado Office of...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

’Tis the season for mailbox theft in La Plata County

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents to take steps to protect themselves from mail theft during the holiday season. A surge in mail theft occurs every year during the two to...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

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