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Truck/light pole situation takes a turn for the worse

Another week, another semi takes out a traffic light or light pole. Is it me or is this happening more frequently? Last week, traffic backed up while CDOT repaired a truck-damaged pole on Camino...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2016 | COLUMN: Action Line

Is ice food?

We were having a barbecue, so I went to the store and got some ice for the cooler. As I poured out the cubes, I noticed this label on the bag saying “Ice Is Food” and another label listing the...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2016 | COLUMN: Action Line

Action Line: Going multi-modal creates some singular problems

I invite you and Mrs. Action Line to take a nice walk along the Animas River Train from 32nd Street to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. I was walking there recently, and from out of nowhere, whoosh!...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2016 | COLUMN: Action Line

Library garden odor speaks volumes about infrastructure

As a volunteer at the Durango Public Library demonstration garden and docent for the Durango Botanical Society, I’m frequently at the gardens along the Animas River Trail. We do maintenance each...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2016 | COLUMN: Action Line

‘Thistles’ on Chapman Hill cause quite the buzz

I thought Canadian thistle was considered noxious. The county thinks it is, but the city must not. Take a look at the purple haze on Chapman Hill. What’s the deal? – Kevin Karle Is there a new...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2016 | COLUMN: Action Line

Multi modal plan could put bikes, elk on equal footing

Traveling up County Road 211 toward Lake Nighthorse, I’m always amused at this “Share the Road” sign. If I come upon one of these wapiti, must I allow the same 3-foot buffer afforded to cyclists?...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2016 | COLUMN: Action Line

‘Dr. Seuss’ vine trumps trail’s trees and bushes

There appears to be an invasive vine engulfing entire trees and shrubbery on parts of the Animas River Trail. It bloomed with pretty white flowers, but now it has seed heads that look like...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2016 | COLUMN: Action Line

Halloween in August could be a trick or a treat

I was heading into south City Market and something literally stopped me in my tracks. Some workers were putting ceramic jack-o’-lanterns out for sale. It’s not even Labor Day and we’re getting...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2016 | COLUMN: Action Line

Offer to purchase Arc might hit a steel wall

I need your help! Who could I contact at the city to purchase the Arc of History? I would like to put it in my front yard, as it will compliment my home quite nicely. I am actually serious. I...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2016 | COLUMN: Action Line

Action Line: Recreation and sanitation mingle at park bench

You need to check this out. By the “Demon Bridge” across from the Fairgrounds, there’s this bench overlooking the Animas River. Thing is, the bench was installed right next to a sewer vent. While...

DATE: July 31, 2016 | COLUMN: Action Line

‪Durango profoundly at risk for highfalutin hooey

Here’s a question of utmost importance to Durango: Does “wholeness quiet infinite phenomena?” I believe that your readers have a need to know. Keep up the important work and send my regards to the...

DATE: July 17, 2016 | COLUMN: Action Line

Lack of music reigns on Durango’s July 4th parade

I’m as patriotic as the next Western liberal intellectual. But I found myself uninspired by Durango’s Fourth of July parade. There was one tiny band, few floats that demonstrated any vision or...

DATE: July 10, 2016 | COLUMN: Action Line

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