Travel defines chairwoman of Durango Ethics Board

Katherine Burgess couldn’t wait “to get the hell out of Dodge.” She was a teenager and had grown up poor in Fort Worth, Texas. She graduated high school in 1964 and left for Lubbock, where she...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Durango Native’ revives Durango’s early days

There was a time before Durango had a Starbucks, a craft brewery or even paved roads. And that’s the era Jack Turner said he wants to bring back to life, if only for a night, with his new series,...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outlook weary for young La Plata farmer

Tom Markle said there’s no future for farming in La Plata County. But the 27-year-old farmer has no plans to quit growing produce in the Animas Valley any time soon: “I’ve got a life sentence,” he...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio woman finds healing through art

IGNACIO – Little pockets of creativity pop up around Ignacio, including the banners, painted by young artists, that line the main street or the hand-painted decorations in “Inspiration Square.”...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chef Charles Childers encourages teamwork in the kitchen

In a profession characterized by competition for the top spot, chef Charles Childers believes a kitchen isn’t just a head chef working alone but is instead a group of people working together....

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Rasta Stevie, longtime KDUR DJ, talks reggae, upbringing, cancer treatment

Durango has many colorful characters. Rasta Stevie is certainly one of them. Rasta Stevie moved to Durango in 1996, and right away, started his reggae-centric radio show “Heart Beat of Zion” at...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman recalls days of Rosie the Riveter

Meet Durango’s own Rosie the Riveter, Anne Isgar. Isgar turned 99 years old this month, but the longtime Durango resident still has a keen memory of her time supporting the war effort during World...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

To resolve conflict, Durango resident reaches for old tool: Communication

Durangoan Rachel Turiel said her children don’t get allowance. She doesn’t punish them when they do something to upset her or others, and she doesn’t reward them when they do something she thinks...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite paralysis and heartbreak, Durangoan finds joy

Life hasn’t been easy for Durangoan Jessica Vought: She lost the use of her legs in a car crash and parted ways with two husbands. But life’s punches have not stolen her joy. “This girl has never...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Longtime federal magistrate David West to hang up the robe

If David West had a choice, he’d laugh. Not in the courtroom, of course, where he has worked for 32 years as a magistrate with the U.S. District Court in Durango. Judges, lawyers and friends...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Container of Food chef Jeremy Storm connects food to place

As much as Durangoans love food, they aren’t willing to travel far for it. At least, that’s what Jeremy Storm, chef at The Container of Food at Ska Brewing Co., has experienced. “It’s amazing how...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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

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