AllFlockedUp: After a long winter waiting game, storms swept through the state, dumping around a foot of snow on Durango./Photo by Jennaye Derge

 

Branching out
Juniper elementary charter school opens enrollment for 2015-16

by Missy Votel

Local elementary schoolchildren and their parents will have one more option when it comes to learning. read more

 
Running with the big dogs
Local couple enjoys life with Newfoundlands

by Jen Reeder

It’s probably not surprising that Cory and Lynn Kitch, co-owners of Home Slice Pizza, have dogs that love pizza. The two Newfoundlands even have a favorite topping: pepperoni. read more

 
Back in the saddle
County ready to take on Comp Plan update – again

by Tracy Chamberlin

La Plata County is ready to get back in the game, taking another shot at updating the outdated Comprehensive Plan. read more

 
Day in the life: A movable feast
Perusing the menu of Durango's gustatory past
by Jennaye Derge
 

 

 

Columns
La Vida Local: Is anybody there?
by David Feela
First, the facts: My economy-model hybrid, hibernating at an intersection, waiting for the signal light to change from red to green. Then my car lurches forward as it is struck from behind. read more

 

Ask the diver: Cody Green

 

 

 

Top Shelf: Cape Breton rocker, triple bill & old time hockey
by Chris Aaland

I’m not a huge movie buff, but due to the never-ending rotation of football, basketball, hockey and baseball games I subject my family to, I hand over the remote control each year on Oscar Night. read more

 

Arts Scene: A perfect 10
by Stew Mosberg 

Always anticipated and well attended, Durango’s own independent film festival returns to our mountain hamlet to celebrate it 10th anniversary March 4 - 8. With almost 100 films scheduled, there is something for everyone this year, from full-length features and documentaries to animated shorts, adventure sports, family films and even a Native American genre. read more

 

Flash in the Pan: Roasted root risotto
by Ari Levaux

Root crops are the soul of a winter meal. But at this stage of the season, after months of playing around with these earthy, dense vegetables, many cooks are bored, having run out of ways to prepare them. read more

 
Haiku movie review: ‘Horns’
by Lainie Maxson

 

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