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Franken-fauna only threatens gardens, not health

Here’s a photo of a deer taken north of town. Yikes! Do you suppose this deer has been camping on our uranium mill tailings or lapping up heavy metals from the Animas River? Sign me, “The Velvet...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

City has concrete laws regarding sidewalk cows

A friend and I encountered this colorful cow, apparently lost from the Chicago “CowParade” art exhibit, and she (the cow and not my friend) was partially blocking our path on the sidewalk. Is Bessy...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

Glass recyclers are in the clear with open containers

I was taking my glass to the recycling station. On the way, it occurred to me that there were several beer and alcohol bottles in the mix. Having an open container in the car is illegal in many...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

Mysterious trailer pops up on the radar screen

My husband and I saw this trailer on Missionary Ridge the other day. It’s by the transmission towers at the west end overlooking Durango. What is it and what’s it doing up there? – Michelle Wesley...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

A battery of questions about hydrants, recycling

Since fires dominate the news, I’m curious why the city has pink fire hydrants. Is the city out of red paint? Not that pink is bad or anything. I just thought fireplugs should be red. Sign me,...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

Subaru parade needs a steering committee

We’ve noticed lots of older black and dark blue Subaru Outbacks in Durango. I mean, there are four within three blocks of our house. Recently, when I went for a wine-and-beer run, a young man...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

Watermelon board has colorful option to slapping

Much to my frugal husband’s horror, I’ve been purchasing pre-cut watermelon. I’m sick of buying the whole watermelon only to find it either over- or under-ripe. Yes, yes. I know I can return it....

DATE: June 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

License plates at forefront of controversy

I’ve been wondering why many Colorado vehicles don’t have front license plates? Doesn’t the law say Colorado drivers need both? Maybe these people want to be pulled over for roadside dancing...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

Officials hold their fire on blaze-buzzing drones

After the reports of some idiot flying a drone over the 416 Fire, why doesn’t law enforcement shoot down the thing with a shotgun? Seriously. Just blast it out of the sky with a 12-gauge. Then cite...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

Painted arrows point to changes in 10-mile race

I love the Iron Horse weekend as much as the next local, but what’s with all the orange trail-marker arrows all over town? I don’t mind painting on streets, but a beautiful trail along the Animas...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

Plans for new luxury hotel just about put to bed

What ever happened to the hotel they were building across from Town Plaza? Just curious. – Cathy Even though hotels are designed for overnight stays, hotels don’t get built overnight. Certainly not...

DATE: May 28, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

City Market will ‘address’ problems with door sign

Please refer to attached photo of the front doors of City Market in Town Plaza. It’s a lollapalooza! Or something. How hard can it be to spell your own address correctly? Sign me, Ciyt Makret...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

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