Jessie O’Brien

Position: Special to the Herald

Specialty markets keep Durango-area fridges stocked with fresh veggies year-round

Cheerful Saturday mornings spent filling a basket with local produce at the Durango Farmers Market do not have to end with final market day on Saturday. There are opportunities to buy fresh...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango, are you ready to get roasted?

The monthly comedy show at the Henry Strater Theatre will be a little different Saturday night. More than 10 regional comics will lampoon the town at Roast of Durango. No dog, Subie or dreadlock...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Does Durango have an iconic dish? If so, what is it?

If you ask locals what they think Durango’s iconic dish is, you will receive varied responses. The clashing answers signal that there isn’t one representative sandwich, sauce or snack like a Philly...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Mancos Doc Fest explores what it means to belong

Hollywood’s lack of creativity – remaking remakes, sequels upon sequels and a never-ending supply of superhero flicks – have some moviegoers yearning for more depth. That is what Raven Narratives...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Durango’s claim to ‘most restaurants per capita’ holds true

Many cities have a trademark boast-worthy phrase they can’t help but talk up to every tourist or newbie. “We are second to New York in galleries,” Santa Fe says. “The blues were born here,”...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Changes coming to local music hub

Changes are coming to the Balcony Bar and Grill, the indoor/outdoor watering hole known for live music. Owner Jeff Wall said they are downsizing the Backstage, the indoor portion of the bar, to...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Foodie trends and where to find them

The unfrosted cakes you’ve been seeing this wedding season aren’t rushed jobs. It’s a food trend, and trends like this seem to appear out of nowhere before, with the help of food-porn Instagram...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Annual Fall Art Walk gets public through doors while keeping it interesting

There are no art museums in Durango to bring the community touring Van Goghs, large-scale surreal installations or other visual delights. Local galleries and Durango Arts Center are left to fill...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Container of Food chef Jeremy Storm connects food to place

As much as Durangoans love food, they aren’t willing to travel far for it. At least, that’s what Jeremy Storm, chef at The Container of Food at Ska Brewing Co., has experienced. “It’s amazing how...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Inaugural Durango Dharma Center art show connects art to meditation

Meditation can be applied to all aspects of life, whether taking a walk, doing the dishes or making artwork. The act of creating requires focus and flow without judgment, similar attributes of...

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

Animas River Green Chile Festival to celebrate Southwest’s venerable pepper

You can find green chiles smothered on a burrito, on top of a burger and running through the veins of New Mexicans. Beans and chile are New Mexico’s official state veggies and the option for red or...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

DHS theater director helps students find their vein of gold

It’s difficult to tell whether the small Tupperware bowl full of spaghetti on the edge of the Durango High School stage is a prop or someone’s lunch. Ben Mattson, director of DHS Troupe 1096,...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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