Human interest

Photos: Juniper School students create rocks of kindness

DATE: April 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango waitress reflects on 52 years waiting tables

If you’ve been in Durango for any length of time, there’s a good chance you’ve been served a meal by Janie Wilson. She’s been waiting tables in Durango for the past 52 years. Her latest outpost,...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

73-year-old Durango woman summits Mount Kilimanjaro

It was 12 degrees below zero with bone-chilling January winds the night before Missy Rodey, 73, summited 19,341-foot Mount Kilimanjaro. It was the hardest thing she has ever done. “The combined...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolph Kuss credited for fostering athletic lifestyle in Durango

Dolph Kuss laid the foundation for recreation in Durango well before it was at the core of the economy and everyday life. Kuss, 87, taught thousands of people to ski, helped develop Chapman Hill...

DATE: March 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Joes owner Joe Lloyd expands coffeehouse footprint to stay viable

Joe Lloyd had to be convinced to include his name in what is now one of Durango’s most ubiquitous retail storefronts. Chances are, if you need a caffeine boost to jump-start your morning batteries,...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boy Scout Logan Moore builds staircase to Miller Middle School

Logan Moore, a Durango High School sophomore, allowed an idea bouncing around his head for four years to sprout. Now, it’s providing benefits for many Miller Middle School students who hoof it to...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jim Carver baking again at Carver Brewing Co.

Jim Carver, one of the co-founding brothers of Carver Brewing Co., is back kneading dough after taking a break in 2008, when the brewpub expanded its brewing capacity and shrank its bakery. “It’s...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chamber of Commerce honors Durango’s outstanding contributors

The co-founder of Snowdown and the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Linda Mannix, was named Citizen of the Year on Thursday at Durango Rocks!, the Durango Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards event....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talkative sheriff’s deputy retires after 37 years

Dan Bender survived being shot at in Vietnam, a pipe explosion in Durango and being stranded in the rugged wilderness near Ouray. Perhaps equally impressive: He’s dealt with the news media for more...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former nun counsels Durango residents through life’s challenges

Therese Michels estimates she’s touched the lives of nearly 1,500 people in the 40-plus years she’s worked as a psychoanalyst in the Four Corners. And at age 91, she’s not about to slow down. “I...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police officer credited with saving baby’s life

A Durango police officer is credited with saving a baby’s life last weekend while responding to an unrelated call. On Sunday, Cpl. Juan Gallegos was dispatched to an in-town apartment complex,...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nicholas Kristof wants to spill your coffee

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof said he struggles to grab readers’ attention when writing about humanitarian crises around the globe, including violence against women in Sierra Leone,...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News