The Perfect Gift

for your favorite dirtbag. Literature from Durango's own Benighted Publications. The Desert, The Climbing Zine, The Great American Dirtbags, American Climber, Climbing Out of Bed and Graduating From College Me are available at: Maria's Bookshop, Pine Needle Mountaineering, the Sky Store, or on the interweb at


Compressed Earth Block workshop
Learn the process for making CEB building blocks for home construction from local dirt. Call Bicycle Bob at 970-769-9955
Summer Spanish Class
Now accepting students for beginner thru advanced Spanish starting in June. Finally, in-person learning is back! Call 970-309-5966 or visit
Edible/ Medicinal Plant Walk
In nature’s bounty. Sat., June 12. Call for details: 970-759-9287.

Garage Sales

Durango West 1 Neighborhood Sale

June 12, 8am–4pm. Large multi-family sale, great items include rock climbing gear, road bike, clothes, toys, lg/sm appliances, furn., camping, etc. 7 miles west on 160.

Yard/Estate Sale
Curated, cool vibe vintage pieces, high quality decorative items, furnishings, and furniture. Plus, manly items like tools and a snow blower. Much more interesting than your usual garage sale. 734 E. 6th Ave., downtown Durango. Sat., June 12th, 8am - noon.

Help Wanted

At Beautiful Local Campgrounds
PT/FT and seasonal help needed at RV campgrounds in Durango and Vallecito Lake. Available positions include retail, front desk, food and beverage, housekeeping and maintenance. Please contact or 970-247-4499 for details.
Join the Exceptional Team at Genesis Alkali!
Genesis Alkali operates a multi-faceted mining and production facility in Green River, Wyoming, supplying some of the best-known products used around the globe. We operate the world’s largest natural soda ash and sodium specialty product mine and production site and strive to harness the latest technological innovations to better serve our customers.
Genesis Alkali employs approximately 950 people at eight processing plants and an underground mining operation that is 1,600 feet (488 meters) below the Earth’s surface. We are proud of employing several generations of reliable, hard-working families over many decades and are determined to maintain a culture of safety as a core value. We currently have openings for the following positions:
Why Join Genesis Alkali?
• Highly competitive salary commensurate with experience. Medical, dental, life & disability insurance, vision, flexible spending (medical and dependent care) and health savings accounts, and pre-paid legal, beginning first day of employment; company funds a portion of HSA.
• Retirement – 401(k) savings and investment plan for salaried employees, company makes safe harbor matching contributions (fully vested) of 100% up to the first 5% of eligible pay you contribute; additionally, Company makes discretionary contributions up to 5% of eligible pay in the first quarter of the following year (three-year vesting requirement).
• Pension for hourly union employees plus an opportunity to participate in a 401(k) savings plan. The company does not provide a matching contribution for pension eligible employees.
• Tuition reimbursement programs are available to qualifying employees for approved programs.
• Subsidized transportation to our plant from Green River, Rock Springs, and the Bridger Valley.
• Relocation benefits for qualified positions
We Are Hiring!
We are hiring part-time positions at 6th Street Liquors. We currently are looking for Saturday and Sunday day shift shift position and weekday afternoon shift positions. Please bring resume and references to be considered for position. Please no calls.

For Sale

Reruns Home Furnishings
Summer is almost here! Lawn chairs and tables. Yard art and garden pots. Vintage desk, nightstands and side tables. Lots of cute small furniture. Come in today. 572 E. 6th Ave. Open Mon.-Sat. 385-7336.

Real Estate

Open House Downtown Pagosa $475K
Friday 6/11 from 4-6pm @ 266 S 9th St., 2 houses and bonus lot approved for third structure. Walk or bike to everything, come see this property with so many possibilities. Music, cold beverages, gift card drawing


Rental House in Durango Wanted

Retired couple seeks home for rent. Ideal property has two bedrooms, two baths and a one car garage. One older, well-behaved cat. Please email with available home info.

Cash for Vehicles, Copper, Alum, Etc.
at RJ Metal Recycle. Also free appliance and other metal drop off. 970-259-3494.


Friendly Carpentry and Painting
Stucco repair. David Carlson, 707-806-3456.
RSE Handyman Service
Home repair - yard work - odd jobs, 970-903-0449.
Harmony Cleaning and Organizing
Residential, offices, commercial and vacation rentals, 970-403-6192.
Lowest Prices on Storage!
Inside/outside storage near Durango and Bayfield. 10-x-20, $130. Outside spots: $65, with discounts available. RJ Mini Storage. 970-259-3494.

Body Work

Lotus Path Healing Arts
Now accepting new clients. Offering a unique, intuitive fusion of Esalen massage, deep tissue & Acutonics, 24 years of experience. To schedule call Kathryn, 970-201-3373.
Massage by Meg Bush,
LMT, 30, 60 & 90 min., 970-759-0199.
Voted best massage in Durango 18/19/20. Couples, cupping, local CBD. Reviews on FB + Yelp. 970-903-2984

Community Service

The Town of Bayfield Has 2 Open Volunteer Positions
for the Bayfield Planning Commission. The commission meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of Town Hall. Duties include land use regulation review and land use application recommendations. Applicants must reside within the town of Bayfield corporate limits.  Please send letter of interest to Town of Bayfield, c/o Town Manager, PO Box 80, Bayfield, CO 81122 or by email:
Durango PlayFest Needs Volunteers
Volunteers in a variety of capacities are needed for the festival, which takes place Aug. 3-8. Volunteers receive a T-shirt and a ticket to the play of their choice. If interested, email