culture and entertainment

Harrison Ford seriously injured after crash-landing plane

LOS ANGELES – Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage plane Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his extensive piloting experience to...

DATE: March 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

No regrets for ousted local furniture designer

Tim McClellan, the Durango resident and furniture designer who competed on HGTV’s “Ellen’s Design Challenge,” seemed to be taking his dismissal from the show in stride. “There’s always next year,”...

DATE: March 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hung up on bad climbing movies

What’s your favorite? So many to choose from, but I like this preposterous climbing scene: Tom Cruise, after taking at least three seconds to study his predicament several hundred feet up on a...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2015 | COLUMN: John Peel

Movie love lost this Valentine’s Day

Usually during the end of January and the beginning of February, decent-to-mediocre, romance-themed movies are released right in time for Valentine’s Day. But this year, it looks like the studios...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

New Year’s won’t halt our First Thursday

The first Thursday of every month is a day when locals and tourists alike can tour local art galleries, many of which launch new exhibits that day, while enjoying snacks, and in some instances,...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dinosaur head devours $5,000

After a furious last-minute bidding war, the weeklong dinosaur head auction ended with Karen Zink writing a $5,000 check to Durango Arts Center, and, fittingly, another mystery. Once Studio &...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

How good of an idea will STEAM Park be?

A third party is going to take a hard look at the Science, Theatre, Education, Arts and Music Park – or STEAM Park – proposed near downtown Durango to see if can be more than just a good idea. A...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Film night to celebrate open space

Vast ranches are a hallmark of the West, but many modern factors can make selling to developers ever more appealing. Local landowners will gather at the Durango Arts Center to tell their stories...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snoop Dogg may stump for candidate

DENVER – The potential for a star-studded endorsement concert for unaffiliated gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunafon has got the Glendale mayor singing, “Bow-wow-wow yippee-yo-yippee-yay!” Dunafon’s...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

She’ll keep Mancos a-growin’

A retired police captain from Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been hired to lead the Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Center. Marie Chiarizia moved to Summit Lake with her husband two years...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Drive-in on Main may ring a ‘Bell’ Half-century-old memories on Main now hidden by courts and field

Say you were playing tennis on the Durango High School courts 60 years ago just as it was getting dark. While you were sweating and grunting with every forehand and overhead, others would be...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2014 | COLUMN: John Peel

Report: $5.6B impact from N.M. arts, culture

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s uninterrupted vistas and intertwined Hispanic and Native American cultures have long been a draw for tourists and artists. However, a report commissioned by the...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News