Profiles

Who’s behind the murals going up around Durango?

Art matters for Hayley Kirkman, and that’s pretty evident around Durango. Murals popping up around town, first on the side of Durango Joe’s on College Drive and now behind Kroegers Ace Hardware ...

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

Fort Lewis College’s new president launches a listening tour

Tom Stritikus is beginning his tenure as president of Fort Lewis College playing to a strength: listening. Stritikus is in the middle of a listening tour during his first weeks on campus. He...

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

Two decades spent looking out for Skyhawk athletes

Even after years in the profession, former students of Wayne Barger still tap their mentor – pulling from his knowledge accrued in 22 years of taping ankles and dealing with the aches, pains and...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kayra Martinez helps refugees through art

A flight attendant from Durango found her calling after moving to Europe and witnessing the poor conditions of refugee camps firsthand. Kayra Martinez began working for United Airlines in 1989 and...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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

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