The Pole

October 4, 2018

We all grumble about health care, from the crushing cost to the disappearance of it from the employee benefit package. But now Local First, armed with a $25,000 grant, hopes to diagnose the problem – and find workable remedies.

September 27, 2018

Curious how your favorite trail fared in the face of the 416 flames? In October, the San Juan National Forest is hosting three field trips within the 416 Fire burn area.

September 27, 2018

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and in the effort to save lives, San Juan Basin Public Health offers these tips to get the conversation around the difficult subject going

September 20, 2018

Piute Farm, the “unrunnable” waterfall below the must-make take-out at Clay Hills, has long struck fear in the hearts of San Juan River runners.

September 13, 2018

While the 416 Fire may continue to smolder until the snow flies, some may be wondering, “what’s next?” The San Juan National Forest, in conjunction with Fort Lewis College, Mountain Studies Institute and others, hopes to answer that question with “What’s Next: 416 Fire Open House,” from 5 - 8:30 p.m., today (Thurs., Sept. 13) at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.

September 6, 2018

The hills could soon be alive with the sound of more music. The Bayfield-based BeFRANK Foundation (which incidentally stands for “For the Recreation Artistic Needs of Kids”), received a gift of six cellos and nine bows valued at more than $10,000.

September 6, 2018

Some of Durango’s more notorious Class V crossings could be getting a little tamer. The City of Durango recently received nearly $1.1 million in grants from CDOT for implementation of what is being called that College and 8th Safety Project.

August 30, 2018

If iron horses of the human-powered variety are more your speed, head up to Purgatory this weekend for two days of collegiate mountain bike racing.