The Pole

September 9, 2021

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.

September 2, 2021

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.

August 26, 2021

Who wants to wait three hours for a brunch table on Sunday, just for some avocado toast and artisan quiches when you can head down to the Animas City Theatre for a healthy helping of punk rock music?

August 19, 2021

It’s official: South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are set to purchase Colorado’s infamous Casa Bonita Mexican restaurant in Lakewood.

August 5, 2021

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? 

August 5, 2021

In other news, Meow Wolf announced the long-awaited opening date of its new Denver location – Sept. 17 – which will go under the name of “Convergence Station.”

July 29, 2021

The year was 2004. George W. was president, Janet Jackson malfunctioned on TV, Lance Armstrong won his sixth Tour, Thomas the Tank rolled onto American screens and “Friends” called it a night. And FLC grad Lainie Maxson bravely stepped up to sell ads at a fledgling alt weekly, The Durango Telegraph.

July 22, 2021
Any starry-eyed hopeful homebuyers may want to stop reading now and flip the page. According to a new report from the Durango Area Association of Realtors, La Plata County median home prices jumped from $422,500 in 2020 to $527,100 in the 2021, a nearly 25% increase. The numbers reflect second quarter, year-to-date.