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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

Woman uses various wheeled gear for outdoor pursuits

Rosa Malloy-Post was 23 years old when she was paralyzed from the waist down after a climbing accident in 2013. The New York native moved to Durango in 2009 to take a job with Open Sky Wilderness...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County historic group recruits young new member

To live in Southwest Colorado is to live with history, as evidenced by relics scattered throughout the San Juan region that span the centuries, including remnants of ancestral Puebloan cliff...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Surfing pioneer Jim Graham in hall of fame

Though 800 miles or so from the nearest ocean, the mountains and valleys around Durango have been the unlikely home for more than two decades to a pioneer in surfing history. Jim Graham, 75,...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

High school groundskeeper expounds on plants, people and politics

Groundskeeper Dutch Shaver could be considered the eyes and ears of Durango High School: Who has a crush on who, what cliques are forming and what ideologies are shaping students’ lives. The high...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple in their 90s finds love on the bus

After giving up their car keys, Betty Willis, 93, and LaVern Nelson, 92, found each other and a new romantic spark on the Durango bus. Nelson noticed Willis as he rode the bus every morning to go...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

After 30 years, Robert Scott plans to sell his clock repair business

For 25 years, Robert Scott has lived in a house on Florida Road four miles east of town where he also repairs clocks and makes jewelry. After more than a quarter century, he said it’s time to sell...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senior swimmer Katherine Kronwall is floating high on life

Forest Lakes resident Katherine Kronwall started swimming at the ripe age of 64. Sixteen years later, she is still at it, scooping up medals in her age bracket at senior events across the country....

DATE: Dec. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Slain officer’s touching Facebook message days before death

BATON ROUGE, La. – Just days before he was shot and killed Sunday morning, a Baton Rouge police officer posted an emotional Facebook message saying he was “physically and emotionally” tired and...

DATE: July 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Durango culinary icon ‘Grandma’ Chung writes new memoir in search of lost loved ones

Beloved Durango cook, restaurateur and sauce-crafter “Grandma” Chung is known for her directness and honesty, so it comes as no surprise that her new memoir, Rose the Fierce, doesn’t pull any...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango’s small-business center names new head

The new executive director of the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center is bringing a strong background in academia, small business and economic development in rural areas to her new...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Carolyn Smith

Age: 55 Work: Retired systems analyst Experience: I have two daughters who attended Durango schools and four grandchildren in the school system as well. I have excellent communication and...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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