ColorWheel: Monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery in Southern India construct the “Green Tara Mandala” inside the Open Shutter Gallery on Tuesday afternoon. Construction takes four days and is part of a worldwide cultural exchange and fundraising tour for the monks./Photo by Jennaye Derge

 

Moving on up
Silverton Mountain’s heli-skiing operation ask feds for land swap

by Martina Pansze

Second Avenue Sports has cranked up the gear. After a year and a half of construction, the outdoor shop’s new building is open for business.
 

 
The long run
Strater premieres rollicking romp through the years

by Luke Mehall

One of Durango’s most scenic races, the Kennebec Mountain Run, is also one of the more obscure. This year, race organizer Brendan Trimboli, along with the Durango Running Club (DRC) is reaching out to reach more runners for the challenging, 15-mile mountain run slated for Sat., Aug 1.

 
Day in the Life

by Jennaye Derge
 

 

Columns

 

Ask the diver:
Hank & Dabz of KDUR’s GURL HURL

 

 

Top Shelf: Alt-country bonanza and blues at Purg
by Chris Aaland

I can’t lie. I wanted to rip The Donald a new one in this week’s Shelf. While I’m no fan of John McCain’s politics, anyone who disgraces a Navy pilot who was shot down and locked up for five years in a NVA prison while he danced around from college to college dodging the draft deserves to be relegated to a late-round question in Super Ted’s Trivia 10 years from now.

Haiku movie review: ‘Tig’
by Lainie Maxson

 

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