The Pole

September 14, 2017

Hold the phone, all you serial texters. The Colorado Department of Transportation has launched a new campaign, “Drop the Distraction,” to encourage drivers to take their eyes off their screens and put them back on the road.

September 7, 2017

There’s no more get-out-of-jail free cards for first-time trash offenders in Durango. For the next two months, residents
who fail to secure their trash and find it strewn up and down the alley will get more than the stink eye from the neighbors and an unpleasant early morning task.

September 7, 2017

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and one local woman is taking a novel approach to spreading the word.

August 31, 2017

Although after six years, Ska Brewing has decided to end its Tuesday night trivia with Ted Holteen, trivia refugees need not drown their sorrows at home.

August 31, 2017

If you think the legal marijuana industry is big in Colorado, you’re not high. According to a study by Denver University Assistant Professor of Business Paul Seaborn, the number of active Colorado marijuana licenses is at an all-time, uh, record.

August 24, 2017

It’s time to trade in the business suit for the swimsuit as the City of Durango hosts what is sure to be a brisk and refreshing first-ever Float to Work Day this Fri., Aug. 25.

August 25, 2017

Speaking of alternative transportation, you might want to consider it this weekend and next. The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has announced it will be conducting sobriety checkpoints between 5 p.m. – 12 midnight on Aug. 25, and Sept. 1. (We’re thinking these won’t include coffee and pastries like the Float to Work station.)

August 17, 2017

There’s a new face talking over the handlebars at Purgatory. The resort announced this week that it has appointed Hogan Koesis as the new czar of MTB trails at Purg and its sister resorts.

The new position was created in an effort to return Purg to its former mountain bike glory and help the resorts play catch up with the explosion of biking options at resorts across the West.