Human interest

Quilter honors brother killed in World War II

Pat Akers was devastated after her brother Robert Ghann was killed crossing the Atlantic in 1942 when his ship was torpedoed during World War II. Crafting quilts with the La Plata Quilters Guild...

DATE: May 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Memorial nears completion for fallen Blue Angels pilot

A memorial for Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, a Durango native and Blue Angels pilot, is nearing completion in Tennessee. “It sounds like it’s going to be a beautiful tribute to his life and to the Blue...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Jail inmates earn their GED diplomas

Blue was the new orange Tuesday at the La Plata County Jail as three inmates sporting blue caps and gowns with yellow tassels received their General Educational Development diplomas. “I don’t have...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Know your gnome

DATE: May 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio student Isaac Jordan wins state science fair

It was sometimes tough to find a place at the dining room table from Thanksgiving to March in the Jordan house near Ignacio. Isaac Jordan, 17, often had it staked out working on his science fair...

DATE: May 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beekeepers in Four Corners replace winter losses

Along with gardeners tilling soil, spring also brings a time for beekeepers to revive their apiaries after winter losses. The Four Corners Beekeepers Association distributed 190 hives brought in...

DATE: April 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jenna Bush Hager speaks of family, service to others in Durango

Barbara Bush had one last surprise for her granddaughter, Jenna Bush Hager. It was a letter that arrived two weeks ago alerting her to a longtime friend and prep school roommate, Dee Stites, who...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | 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