At The Durango Herald, we tell the stories of our community each and every day. We’re thrilled to help share the stories of your neighbors, coworkers and family in person with the launch of Durango Diaries, a bi-monthly series held at the Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio.

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018

Saturday, Mar 17, 2018

Saturday, Mar 17, 2018

Saturday, Mar 17, 2018

Saturday, Mar 17, 2018

Tales of immigration
5:30 p.m. April 25

Powerhouse Science Center
1333 Camino del Rio
Storytellers include:

Danny Quinlan has been the executive director of Compañeros: Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center since 2014, and has been working with immigrant and Spanish-speaking populations in Southwest Colorado since 2010. His passion for human rights and justice is what called him to this work.

Rosa Sabido, a Mexican national, was told last May that her application for a one-year stay of removal was denied by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She was ordered to leave the country or face deportation. She has lived at the United Methodist Church in Mancos since June 2, 2017, and hopes to buy herself enough time to apply for another stay of removal and continue to seek permanent residency.

Sabine Davidson was born in Germany in 1945, just months after the war had ended. She and her family escaped from East Germany and lived in numerous refugee camps as a child. At 25, she came to America as an au pair, falling in love with her future husband at the Empire State Building on her first day here. The process of immigration, including living as a refugee and with a wall dividing countries, was not easy.

Kamran Afzal immigrated to the United States from Karachi, Pakistan, at the age of 15. He lived in and around Virginia for about 35 years before making another big move last year when he accepted a job with the City of Durango as chief of police.

Mother's Day
5:30 p.m. May 9

Powerhouse Science Center
1333 Camino del Rio
Storytellers include:

Lisa Ferrell
will share her story of turning a stressful relationship moment into a positive experience.

Robyn Kellogg will talk about her mother, Joan Kellogg, nee Isgar, a Durango institution. A popular local teacher for nearly 30 years, Joan is known as “Saint Joan of Park” whereas Robyn is simply called "Joan Kellogg's daughter." Robyn will share a slightly mortifying experience from her first high school party.

Heidi Black had dreams of an idyllic motherhood with children sleeping peacefully as she sipped sparkling water and gazed at their angelic faces. The birth of her twin boys, Allen and Will, was not met with quite that much serenity. She'll share a story of raising two young boys and how the reality matched up with her expectations.

Dianne Milner lost her eldest daughter Maddie in 2010 after a skiing accident at Purgatory. Dianne and her entire family live their lives to the fullest each and every day, in part to remember and honor Maddie.

Deanne J. Idar is celebrating her first mother’s day without her mom. She’ll share a poem about her mother.


Local artists
5:30 p.m. May 23

Powerhouse Science Center
1333 Camino del Rio
Storytellers TBD