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March 8, 2018

In case you haven’t noticed, the local legal marijuana industry has been growing like a weed. But lest you think we’re blowing smoke, consider a new report compiled by Local First, along with several La Plata County weed-related businesses. 

March 1, 2018

Colorado consumers may soon have the option to belly up to the marijuana bar. A bill introduced Monday in the State Legislature would legalize cannabis tasting rooms. House Bill 1258, aka the “Tasting Rooms” bill, would allow retail cannabis businesses to add onsite consumption beginning next January.

March 1, 2018

Add “Outstanding Environmental Educator” to Fort Lewis College’s list of accolades. This Sat., March 3, FLC Associate Professor of Teacher Education Kay Phelps will be recognized, along with about a dozen others across the state, by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE.) Each year, the nonprofit organization honors exemplary educators and programs that help set a new standard for learning.

February 22, 2018
February 22, 2018
February 15, 2018

Mother Nature has been fashionably late to Southwest Colorado this season, but that’s no reason to cancel the party. After 13 inches of snow this week, and more in the forecast, the powers that be at Purgatory Resort fired up the bull wheel at its little sister ski area, Hesperus, on Wednesday

February 15, 2018

Creating housing for the homeless will be the topic of a daylong forum this Sat., Feb. 17, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by Durango Christian Church, the event will feature Donald Burnes, author and founder of the University of Denver’s Center on Poverty and Homelessness, as well as architect Stuart Ohlson, founder of Humanitarian House International.

February 8, 2018

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, nothing can kill the flames of passion faster than the dreaded dry mouth.