The Pole

July 1, 2021

Why spend all that time in the gym drinking Muscle Milk when you could get the same health benefits from simply breathing hard for five minutes? Ok well not exactly, but kind of.

A new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association says using a specialized breathing technique for just five minutes may help lower blood pressure and improve vascular health, possibly more than aerobic exercise or medication.

June 24, 2021

“The Red Road to D.C.” is winding through Durango. Next week, the Lummi Nation, of Washington State, will be stopping through town with its 24-foot totem pole en route from the West Coast Washington to the East Coast one. 

June 24, 2021

Need a makeover for the front and back of house? Food Network is currently looking for Colorado restaurants interested in appearing in its reality series “Restaurant: Impossible,” hosted by Chef Robert Irvine. Now in its 19th season, the show is premised on Irvine revamping restaurants to restore them to prominence and profitability in just two days with a budget of $10,000. 

June 17, 2021

This should go without saying but open fires or flammable activity of any kind is a bad idea right now. Both the San Juan National Forest and La Plata County enacted Stage I fire restrictions this week. Open burning is banned on all lands in unincorporated La Plata County as well as national forest lands. The bans prohibit:

June 10, 2021
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May 27, 2021

There’s something in the water. This week, the City of Durango announced the opening of the brand spanking new Wibit Aqua Park at Lake Nighthorse. Think of the interconnected series of blow-up play structures as a floating jumpy castle on steroids.

May 20, 2021