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After 29 years, Cole Hyson to close Colorado Trading Co.

At one time, pawn shops across the country looked up the value of guns, guitars, gold and everything in between in thick indexes published right here in Durango. Now, values are determined in...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Renowned potter shapes fine arts program at San Juan College

FARMINGTON – It was in the back of his fifth grade art classroom, covered up and forgotten. But the pottery wheel caught the attention of then-11-year-old Don Ellis. After asking his teacher about...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Interim city manager seeks opportunity in challenge

Amber Blake is no stranger to obstacles – or opportunities, as she calls them. The interim city manager said she learned young what it means to be challenged – a good skill for someone thrust into...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango couple finds love at nursing home

Sometimes people search for love for years. Sometimes they find it when, or where, they least expect it. One Durango couple found love in the hallways of Four Corners Health Care Center. Carla...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A passion for helping Durango’s homeless

Many seasonal workers in Southwest Colorado ditch their summer gigs when winter comes – but not Richard Dilworth. Dilworth has been employed as a homeless outreach coordinator with the Durango...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Matt Taylor, leader at Durango tech giant Worldpay, to retire

Don’t call it a retirement, call it a new chapter in life. Matt Taylor, the 44-year-old Durangoan who has led a “fairy tale” life becoming perhaps the most significant player in diversifying...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Running the rapids with Skippie

Although it’s probably impossible to prove, one would be hard-pressed to find another person who has rafted the Upper Animas River (excluding commercial trips) more than Skippie. The longtime,...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Keeping the county fair on track

It’s not exactly the equivalent of organizing a space shot, but when roosters are crowing, sheep are baaing, children are amped and parents are stressed, the team behind the scenes that has worked...

DATE: Aug. 5, 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

Durango Rotarian receives national award for ‘Service Above Self’

If you ask Joe Williams, he’s just a white kid raised without much on the Navajo Nation who made a living as an engineer and helped as many people along the way as he could. But ask the board of...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Longtime Durango barber hangs up the shears

Tony Gallegos estimates he’s worn out 20 pairs of shears during the 43 years he’s cut hair at College Plaza Hair Design. He won’t be going through a 21st pair; he plans to retire June 13. After...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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