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January 6, 2022

Put this in the strange crime file. Over the holiday weekend, two people suspected of breaking into and living in a closed downtown Durango motel came up with rather bold explanations when caught by cops: not only were they authorized to live there, they worked there as well.

December 23, 2021

Not a skier and snowboarder, but still looking for some outside fun and exercise during the winter? Well, pretty soon you’ll be able to sharpen your figure skating or hockey skills (or practice just plain balance on ice) at a new outdoor ice rink taking shape at Vallecito.

December 23, 2021

Dear readers, The Durango Telegraph will not be publishing next Thurs., Dec. 30. We know what you’re thinking: “What?” Or maybe: “You guys publish every week?”

December 16, 2021

Durango – and the West Slope in general – often gets overlooked by its Front Range brethren (hey, in some ways, isn’t that good?), but it appears our little town is making a splash in the state restaurant scene.

December 9, 2021

At long last, we have confirmation: Aliens exist, and like most outsiders, they have taken a liking to Colorado. How do we know? Well, a reputable article in the always truthful New York Post reported that mysterious “UFO” sounds were recorded under a lake in Steamboat Springs earlier this month, setting off wild speculations that we are in fact not alone in the universe.

December 2, 2021

Bona fide sustainability geek Claire Attkisson wants to inspire you to rethink how you shop this holiday season. 

Attkisson, founder and creative director of Live Creative Studio – a sustainable-business marketing and shopping hub – is offering a unique retail experience for those looking to reduce their environmental impact during the holidays. The Zero Waste Holiday Pop-Up event, Dec. 3-5 at the Smiley Building, will feature businesses from around town that are innovating solutions to the environmental challenges we face today. 

November 24, 2021

One Thanksgiving, a few years ago, I sliced my finger on a piece of broken glass while cleaning dishes, requiring a late night trip to Mercy Regional Medical Center’s emergency room to put half of my pinky finger back on.

There, a doctor, making small talk while pumping an alarming amount of anesthesia into my finger, said every year people are admitted into the ER on Thanksgiving for … drumroll please … over-eating. As I waited several hours for the routine procedure of four stitches, and while my partner slept outside in the car with the heat on, I wondered, what is everyone else doing in here?

November 18, 2021
In this week’s issue, you’ll find a little hello from our newest music columnist, Stephen Sellers.