SprucedUp: Trees around Andrew’s Lake were sporting their winter finery this week after a snowstorm left more than a foot of snow./Photo by Jennaye Derge


Standing together

‘Stand Down’ reaches out to local veterans in need
by Tracy Chamberlin

Using his cousin’s ID, he enlisted in the Army when he was just 15. Eventually he got caught. But not until he was 17 and could re-enlist in the Marine Corps as himself...read more


The art of smart
Creativity good for growing brains and brains growing older

by Jenny Mason

Margaux Newby, 10, loves art. When she is working on a project, she says, “I feel like I am really where I’m supposed to be.” To her, art is a way to express her emotions...read more


Day in the life: Instant Winter
by Jennaye Derge



La Vida Local: Worlds apart
by Stacy Falk

First World problems. A phrase I have often heard in conversation between people who are discussing their “hardships” when it comes to life in Durango.


Top Shelf: Can-psycho, Jelly Bread  and Nitro-vember
by Chris Aaland

Even losers need heroes. Just like Munson in “Kingpin,” 50-year-old former home run king Jose Canseco lives the polar opposite of the charmed life.

Haiku movie review: ‘Interstellar’
by Lainie Maxson


The Diver:  Capt. John Parker Smith, from Grassburger


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