Jessie O’Brien

Position: Special to the Herald

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 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | 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

How much do our diets influence our brain activity?

For most people, there is an obvious connection between body and mind. But the mental effects of deep-dish, deep-fried, processed and pre-packaged food are often overlooked. Nicola Dehlinger is a...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango works to establish a creative district

Nearby towns and cities like Mancos, Telluride and Grand Junction recently established art districts to cultivate rich, vibrant communities. It begs the question why Durango – home to an active...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

The latke: A bite of a delicious and debated Hanukkah tradition

The traditional main course of Hanukkah, the latke – made with potato, a binding agent, egg and salt fried in oil – isn’t as simple as what’s on its crunchy, golden surface. There is as much...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Raven Narrative producers offer tips for telling an effective tale

There are natural raconteurs born with the gift of gab, and then there are the tongue-tied; the play-by-players who overshare every tedious detail in real time; and the repeat offenders who say the...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Late-night food options few and far between in Durango

The Durango food, cafe and bar scenes are not friendly to night owls, hospitality workers after long shifts or college students cramming for exams. Walk around after midnight and Main Avenue is a...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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