Profiles

Joshua Arnold carries on family’s vinting legacy

“It takes a lot of beer to make wine,” Joshua Arnold said through a broad smile, “and a good scotch helps.” Joshua is the youngest of five siblings and the second generation to take the reins as...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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

Name a country and Durango’s Chap Petersen has probably been there

Chap Petersen may be Durango’s most interesting dinner party guest. Having traveled to more than 180 countries in his lifetime, Petersen, 85, is filled with stories of adventure, danger and yes,...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chef Profile: McKenzie Miller trains the next generation at Manna

Standing in the test kitchen at Manna Culinary Arts, McKenzie Miller pauses and looks around. The room is brightly lit and well-equipped; gleaming metal prep tables, a pair of giant ovens and...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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

Durango man to compete in Mongolian motorcycle challenge

Durangoan Tom Thompson, a longtime amateur motorcycle competitor, will represent the U.S. at an international challenge held by BMW in Mongolia this summer. Thompson, 55, will compete in the BMW...

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

Two artists bring Christmas cheer to Durango’s storefronts

The absence of snow in Southwest Colorado coupled with abnormally mild temperatures may be prohibitive to getting residents in the holiday spirit, but two local artists have done their part...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Chief Kamran Afzal brings focus on community

Durango Police Department Chief Kamran Afzal comes from a family of law enforcement officials, dating back to the early 1900s when his grandfather worked as a police officer in British India. His...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Longtime Durangoan Therese Michels wins lifetime achievement award

A Durango-based psychoanalyst has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement award from Mental Health Colorado after working more than 40 years in the Four Corners. Jen Marnowski, spokeswoman for Mental...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Leo Lloyd reaches a lofty goal every year

DENVER Leo Lloyd, 55, has run an 18-mile loop in the Grand Canyon every spring for 35 years. The tradition began on a spring break trip with two of his Fort Lewis College professors and has...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chef Profile: From Belgium to crepes on College and Main

It’s a sweltering summer afternoon – 93 degrees with endless sunshine pouring onto Durango’s Main Avenue, which buzzes with energy from tourists and locals alike. At the southeast corner of Main ...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Plotting your passion

In the age of GPS and smartphones that read aloud directions, it can be easy to forget that at one point people had to read and interpret maps, which may not have been updated at the pace of...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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