In checking the city’s list of events for November, I see that the annual Christmas walk down Main Avenue from College Drive to Buckley Park is now just a gathering at Buckley Park to sing and have a cookie with Santa. My wife and I have walked and sung every year for at least the last 20 and the Christmas walk/sing is a high point and start of the holiday season for us with our neighbors and friends in Durango. A real sense of community. I’m not sure why the change but given the number of parades we have in Durango, I cannot see that the sing/walk presents a problem. Whoever made this decision clearly never walked with us, and so a great tradition is lost. We will not be participating again. Too bad.