Jessie O’Brien

Position: Special to the Herald

Durango anglers set to head to Alaska for salmon run

As rafters, hikers and bikers dust off their gear in Durango, the Alaskan coast is waking up for the salmon season before the coveted fish start their journey from the Pacific Ocean to perform...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango’s farmers markets about to sprout

It’s that time of year when life gets more colorful, which means your refrigerator should be getting more colorful, too. The organizers of Durango’s farmers markets have gotten their hands dirty...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

How would local chefs keep life delicious on a desert island?

Most people abandoned in the wilderness in “Naked and Afraid” would die naked and afraid in real life. Hungry, too. Hypothetical life-threatening situations are far more enjoyable. So instead of...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Is it possible to drink without the harmful effects?

Drinking has always had a reputation for being cool. Legends who held their liquor like Hunter Thompson and Hank Williams were famous for their altered states and made the idea of total...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Hermosa Coffee elevates quality as next evolution of Durango Roasters

The new Hermosa Coffee Roasters opened up shop on March 19. The café is the evolution of Durango Roasters, which was the former Durango Coffee Company ran by partners Scott Biaggi, Matt Pobloske...

DATE: March 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Vigil held to honor Gloria Casias, a domestic violence advocate

At a public vigil Sunday, dozens of friends, family and community members filled the Ignacio Community Library plaza to honor Gloria Casias, a domestic violence advocate who died on March 10....

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tracing the grains that make up Durango Craft Spirits’ bourbon

Judging by the medals sitting behind Durango Craft Spirits’ bar, the distillery’s Cinder Dick bourbon is a clean and smooth quality spirit. The caramely, slightly sweet two-year bourbon has been...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

The Cavern restaurant now Down the Rabbit Hole

Basement bar The Cavern, at 640 Main Ave., went through an extreme remodel and is now Down the Rabbit Hole. An ownership group of 10 individuals hired Donald Fleming, who lives in Bloomfield, N.M.,...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango gym owner distills years of fitness experience into “Wellness Toolbox”

Don Roberts, owner of Fitness Solutions 24/7 in Bodo Park and Durangoan of 34 years, has been a personal trainer since 1991. His 28 years of experience as a fitness instructor and weight loss...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Edible Southwest Colorado comes to an end

There are over 7 billion people on this planet, many with worthwhile stories that will never be told. The Southwest region is one of those untapped areas that Edible Southwest Colorado was able to...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

How the Hill Stompers became a Snowdown tradition

Having a relaxing drink interrupted by clashing cymbals and blaring trumpets may be too abrasive on a casual night out. But for Snowdown, it’s a tradition. The Hill Stompers marching band out of...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Francilia Pena Ehrig brings Sweet Addition to Main Mall

The Main Mall in downtown Durango smells like a fresh-baked cinnamon bun. No, it’s not the obligatory mall Cinnabon. It’s Sweet Addition. The one-woman bakery and café found a suitable open-air...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

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