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Crispy, convenient taquitos

I knew and loved taquitos long before I tried one from 7-Eleven, where they rotate along with the hot dogs (and plenty of grease) on that roller grill. At the Tex-Mex restaurants of my youth in San...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Catching up with author Rebecca Clarren

Rebecca Clarren has just published her first novel “Kickdown.” She has a strong connection to Durango and will be at Maria’s Bookshop on Thursday. How long ago and for how long did you live in...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Books

Banned Books Week highlights value of free and open access

Toni Morrison, J.K. Rowling, Judy Blume, John Green. These authors are some of the most banned or challenged writers in the United States. Their stories have consistently make the list of books...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Books

Former Durangoan tackles small-town life in debut novel

Former Durangoan Rebecca Clarren has released her first novel, “Kickdown.” Her experience as a journalist here and in Paonia led to her working for High Country News. As an investigative reporter,...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Books

Local law enforcement changes fingerprinting guidelines

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office and Durango Police Department will no longer offer fingerprinting services for anything other than concealed weapons permits and court-ordered fingerprints. ...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fish for free Saturday in New Mexico

All anglers – residents and nonresidents of all ages – can fish for free Saturday without a license at public waters statewide in New Mexico as part of National Hunting and Fishing Day. All other...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado sophomore linebacker Nate Landman a rising star

BOULDER – Nate Landman is wrangling honors just like he is ball carriers. The Colorado Buffaloes’ star inside linebacker was named the Pac-12’s defensive player of the week after he collected 16...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports

FanDuel to pay man $82K after betting on Broncos

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Upon further review, a New Jersey man will get his full $82,000 payout on a disputed $110 sports bet. And several other gamblers who made similar bets at wildly inflated odds...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos QB Case Keenum skips practice with sore knee

ENGLEWOOD – Case Keenum said he’ll be back directing Denver’s offense Thursday after missing Wednesday’s workout with a sore knee. “I woke up Monday a little sore ,” Keenum said. “I could have...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Case Keenum returns to Broncos practice Thursday after missing 1 day

ENGLEWOOD – Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum returned to practice Thursday after missing a day with a sore knee. Keenum didn’t want to miss Wednesday’s workout but said he understood that...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

New era in virtual reality therapy for common phobias

Dick Tracey didn’t have to visit a tall building to get over his fear of heights. He put on a virtual reality headset. Through VR, he rode an elevator to a high-rise atrium that looked so real he...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Get ready for ‘Bongzilla,’ selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

LAS VEGAS – A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets. Las Vegas’ newest attraction – and Instagram backdrop – is a museum celebrating all...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel