Spellbound: Four witch dolls, along with other Halloween decorations, perch on a table at the Durango Flea Market on Sunday./Photo by Jennaye Derge

 

2014 ballot cheat sheet

Demystifying this year’s ballot measures
by Missy Votel

Nothing says snoozefest like mid-term elections. The off-years are notorious for low voter turnout and high junk mail burnout. ...read more

 

A bird in the hand
Artist Elizabeth Kinahan turns talents to birds and the ecosystem

by Stew Mosberg

Last June, local artist and animal advocate Elizabeth Kinahan received a Durango Arts Center artist-in-residence grant. ..read more

 

Day in the life: High Country

Opinion sway when it comes to coming snow season: some welcome the fresh "pow" to "shred" on, others want just for aesthetics

by Jennaye Derge

 

Columns
La Vida Local: The c-word
by Missy Votel

It’s been two years since I got the news. In an uncharacteristically brief but otherwise standard phone call with my mother – knees, weather, grandkids and the world going to hell in a handbasket – she dropped the bomb.

 

Top Shelf: Neo-folkies, electric-dub and retro-tonk
by Chris Aaland

This week’s entertainment calendar is so thick you’ll need a spatula to spread it: from retro honky-tonk to dubstep to Swedish disco to whatever genre you call two sax players and a drummer, there’s something for everyone … especially those of you interested in neo-folkies who helped create a new genre some 25 years ago.

 
Haiku movie review: ‘Neighbors’
by Lainie Maxson

 

The Diver: Joey from Velorution Cycles

 

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