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Talk about town: Chamber of Commerce announces ‘Durango Rocks’ finalists

The Durango Chamber of Commerce will present its annual “Durango Rocks” awards Jan. 18 at the Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall. Awards include Citizen of the Year, Leadership La Plata...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Talk about town: Vote on the best-decorated business in Durango

The Business Improvement District kicked off its annual holiday window decoration competition Tuesday, and 35 Durango merchants are competing for the title of best holiday decorator. Businesses in...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Talk about town: ‘Small Town Big Deal’

The “Christmas Across America” special of the television show “Small Town Big Deal” features scenes of Durango filmed last December. The special includes footage of Durango aesthetics, including...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Durango’s big on charm

Being on top-10 lists is nothing new for Durango. Best true West town, best recreational town, best beer town, best mountain biking town – if there’s a category that applies to us, it’s likely we...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Durango a great college town

Durango has received yet another accolade. The 2015 Niche Rankings have named Durango No. 4 on the Best College Towns in America list. The title means the town needs to be home to a college whose...

DATE: June 20, 2015 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Longing for Snowdown?

It’s the official start of summer, and most Durangoans are thinking about golf, picnics and lazing in the hammock. But for the organizers of Snowdown, who start working on the next year shortly...

DATE: June 20, 2015 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Double dose of national exposure

One network wasn’t enough to contain the excitement of the Fort Lewis College homecoming football game. FLC played the No. 15 Colorado School of Mines Orediggers on Thursday in the first night game...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2014 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Start stalking – $500 on the line

Bounty hunters, take note: There’s a $500 reward out there for the first one who spots a wanted Coloradan. A slight twist: This Coloradan is a tree – a Colorado blue spruce, the state tree. The...

DATE: April 8, 2014 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Our connection with new HBO show

If “Silicon Valley” proves to be the next big HBO hit, you can take pride there’s a Durango link with only a slight degree of separation. Mike Judge’s spoof on the high-tech hijinks of engineers in...

DATE: April 4, 2014 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Star among us? Durangoan appears in video ad

Aspiring actors can’t wait to see their name up in lights and their picture on the big screen. For seventh-grade Mountain Middle School student Pearce Fazekas, also known by his stage name Pearce...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2013 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Last chance to see DHS Marching Band

Friday is the last opportunity to see the state-qualifying Durango High School Red Pride Marching Band perform its 2013 show “Superheroes.” The band will do its routine during halftime of the...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2013 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Durangoan’s dogs find fame in 2014 calendar

Imagine having a picture of your beloved dogs memorialized in a calendar for all the world to see. It may sound like a fantasy for some, but for Durangoan Linda Thompson, it has become a reality....

DATE: Oct. 18, 2013 | COLUMN: Talk about Town