Jessie O’Brien

Position: Special to the Herald

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

2nd Deli & Spirits owners wanted proper Italian sub, so they opened a restaurant

You would think Durango residents had never eaten a sandwich before when looking at the line out the door at the new 2nd Deli & Spirits. The restaurant at 601 East Second Ave. opened on Aug. 13...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Steamworks and El Moro owners plan to cater to locals at Bird’s

The KFC at 2933 Main Ave. may have shuttered last summer, but the spirit of flock and fowl will live on – this time with less cholesterol. Targeted to open in the spring, Bird’s healthy...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Local musicians committed to the cause

Anthony McCargar’s coltish black kitten Beelzebub (“Bub”) is far less vicious than his name suggests. The whiskered guard stands in the doorway that leads to McCargar’s underground heavy metal...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

San Juan Brewfest celebrates 20 years of beer

The San Juan Brewfest is celebrating two decades as the largest beer fest in the Four Corners on Saturday, but it’s still just shy of drinking age. “It’s almost legal. In one more year, it will be...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

When it comes to race preparation, riders take individual tactics

Many of us will be sitting in shaded comfort at the Silverton finish line festival beer garden this weekend. Raising a pint takes little training. The racers, on the other hand, have spent months...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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