When Afghanistan once again fell into Taliban hands last month, Animas High School junior Maddy Glotfelty did not take the news sitting down. Glotfelty, a junior who is active with DEVO as well as Durango youth hockey, set about organizing a GoFundMe site to raise money to help women and girls under the oppressive regime, known for barring girls from attending school.
Over a decade ago, Luke Mehall drove The Freedom Mobile, a tattered and graffitied 1988 Mazda, to Durango with hopes of making a fresh start. His only “professional” contact were the editors of this fine newspaper, who offered a hundred bucks for a freelance story.
In honor of its 25th year in business, Steamworks Brewing Co. said it’s going to donate $1,000 to 25 different local nonprofits.
Steamworks opened its doors Sept. 14, 1996, and remains one of Durango’s most popular brewpubs in a town that loves its beer. As a way to mark its milestone, the Steamworks brass asked its employees to submit the names of some nonprofits they valued and wanted to donate to.
If you’re thinking of driving over Highway 550 between Silverton and Ouray in the next few weeks, you’re gonna want to find a new route. Between Sept. 13-24, Red Mountain Pass will experience lengthy closures to allow for San Miguel Power Association to clear trees and vegetation around its power lines to reduce the potential of wildfires.
In a world where politics have infiltrated nearly every facet of daily life, even the ski world is not immune. Recently, iconic outdoor sportswear company Patagonia, which has never shied away from political and environmental activism, announced it would pull its products from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The announcement came after resort’s owner Jay Kemmerer hosted a fundraiser for the far-right “House Freedom Caucus” group.
Don’t freak out, The Durango Telegraph will not publish next week.
What are we going off to do, you ask? Are we trying out for the next season of “Naked & Afraid,” deep in the jungle, battling the elements as well as gymnophobia? Close. Are we headed for a week of binge-drin – I mean binge geology – at the 67th annual Four Corners Gem & Mineral Show? We wish. Or did we get selected to come aboard the next Jeff Bezos rocket launch to take a quick tour of outer space?