The Pole

April 26, 2018

Durango is rallying around a community member in need the best way it knows how: biking, paddling, running, working out and having fun.

April 26, 2018

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and to kick it off, La Plata County 4-H is hosting a Mental Health Mardi Gras at 6 p.m. next Wed., May 2, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.

April 19, 2018

Mesa Verde has gone virtual. Internet juggernaut Google announced this week it is featuring the nearby national park on Google Arts & Culture.

April 19, 2018

The latest indoor fitness craze is coming to D rango. This weekend, the Rec Center will hold TRX Rip Trainer workshops from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday ($10 fee.)

April 12, 2018

In case you need an excuse to eat out, now you have one. Next week, April 16-20, is Thrive! Living Wage Coalition’s “Dine Out Durango Week.” A fundraiser for the Thrive!, six certified living wage restaurants in Durango – Eolus, Grassburger, Ore House, Ska, Smiley Cafe and Zia – will donate a portion of their profits to help make living wages a reality for all local workers.

April 12, 2018

Hippies rejoice! The VW Bus is back. And don’t worry – you can drive it with a clean conscience. That’s rights – after the PR nightmare of “Dieselgate,” the German automaker is emerging from the exhaust fumes with a brand-spanking new, redesigned electric version of its iconic, festivarian classic.

April 5, 2018

If you thought April 1 was closing day at Purg – April Fool’s. On Tuesday, the resort announced it will be re-opening 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fridays – Sunday through April 15.

April 5, 2018

If you’re looking to maximize that 20-minute power nap, maybe a little coffee’s in order. OK, so it sounds counterintuitive, but hear us out. It’s called a “coffee nap,” and besides being another excuse to drink more coffee, there’s actually some science to it. According to Vox.com, if you caffeinate immediately before napping and sleep for 20 minutes or less, you can exploit a quirk in the way sleep and caffeine affect your brain.