Human interest

Chef finds new career helping homeless

Heather Hinsley, who many Durangoans will know from her baking talents that made her cakes and desserts the go-to sweet fix at downtown coffeehouses and restaurants, is now using her culinary...

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

San Juan Riggers cross Twin Buttes

Some like books. Others do yoga. Running is for some, but for Sean Englund, it’s standing 295 feet in the air between Twin Buttes southeast of Durango that relaxes him. Everything slows down, he...

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

Old heroes to make appearance in Veterans Day Parade

As the number of living World War II veterans dwindles, a new effort has launched in Durango to preserve the legacy of those who served abroad and the women who kept America running. Members of...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dealing with painful loss, Bayfield EMT finds his calling

Eleven years ago, Dan Miller tragically lost his toddler son, Thomas. But in his journey to deal with the boy’s death, he found his true calling – working as a paramedic and firefighter. “It was a...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animal rescue deals with suspected poisonings

Karen Corcoran-Watkins has a mystery to solve that hits too close to home. On Thursday morning, she woke to find three of her beloved pygmy goats dead. That came after two of her goats died...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teen makes ‘miraculous’ recovery

When Wiley Corra fell 40 feet off a bridge six months ago, he “was basically dead,” said his father, Andy. But now, after months of rehabilitation in three different medical facilities hundreds of...

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

Longtime Durango philanthropist and orchid conservationist dies

Beatrice “Mickie” Thurston, a Durango philanthropist who supported the environment, archaeology and the arts, died last week at home on her farm south of town. She was 86. “She was brilliant, but...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango firefighter, paramedic dies after decades of service

Former Durango paramedic and firefighter Mike Jones, 64, died unexpectedly this week leaving behind a legacy of compassion. For many years at Durango Fire, new paramedics were required to work...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family, community keep Allison Garage humming

ALLISON – If there’s a secret to longevity and success in a small business, the Simons family, who have run Allison Garage for 50 years, certainly have found it. Heading down Colorado 151, just...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Animas High School graduate to take a trip back in time

Not everyone is in a position to turn down a Fulbright Scholarship, but Ellie Ellis, a Durango native and a 2014 graduate of Animas High School, is young, and she figures she’ll reapply for the...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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