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November 23, 2017

Looking to crush it at the next 10k? Well, Nike, in conjunction with researchers at the University of Colorado have your secret weapon: the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%. Also known as the 4%s, the shoes were shown in studies to reduce the energetic output of runners by 4 percent. Sure, that may not seem like a lot, but researchers say it could mean the holy grail of a sub two-hour maratho

November 16, 2017

Dozens of mourners turned out for a vigil Tuesday night in remembrance of Durangoan Tricia Leigh Shadell.

November 9, 2017

When it comes to supporting firefighters, local residents are all on board. Tuesday night, residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of a tax increase for the Durango Fire Protection District, with 73 percent of city voters and 70 percent of county voters saying yes.

November 9, 2017

And speaking of smoke, actress Whoopi Gold-berg is the latest star to hop on the potrepreneur bus. This week, Whoopi and edibles-maker Maya Elisabeth launched their “Whoopi & Maya” line of cannabis products in Colorado. The “female-centric” line includes rubs, chocolate edibles, tinctures and bath salts that are designed for personal wellness and, ahem, that time of the month.

November 9, 2017

Whoopi isn’t the only green news in Denver. Seems the city’s “Green Roof Initiative” was poised to pass with a slim margin as of press time. The initiative, which would require rooftop gardens on new buildings (and some existing ones) over 25,000 square feet, had garnered 52.17 percent of votes, according to the Denver Post.

November 2, 2017

If you’ve been holding out all week for Friday night so you can binge watch Season 2 of “Stranger Things” with the family, you may want to have the earmuffs handy. According to the Provo-Utah smut police “VidAngel,” the highly popular Netlix series’ second season contains 43 percent more sexual content, 43 percent more alcohol and drug use, 40 percent more objectionable language, 28 percent more violence and gore, and five more uses of the F word vs. Season 1.

November 2, 2017

Wait! Don’t smash that pumpkin. The City of Durango, in conjunction with Bear Smart Durango and the CSU Extension Office, will be collecting jack-o-lanterns and other “festive squash” to be distributed to local farms and ranches as livestock feed.

November 2, 2017

The weather’s cold, trails are slick and digits frozen, which can mean only one thing: cross season has arrived. This Saturday marks the beginning of the Four Corners Cyclocross series – which will run for six weekends (taking a week off for Thanksgiving on Nov. 25)