The Pole

March 22, 2018

Lake Nighthorse will open to the public Sun., April 1. No – this is not a joke. At least we don’t think so. According to a press release from the City of Durango, the lake will open Saturdays and Sundays only from April 1 - May 14 for non-motorized and non-trailered watercraft.

March 22, 2018

Students, parents and other concerned citizens are taking action to protest gun violence in schools. This Sat., March 24, marks the “March for Our Lives” international day of action with nearly 900 events planned worldwide.

March 22, 2018

Not only is local snowboarder Brittani Coury bringing home the silver from South Korea, she’s also one of five finalists for the “Female Paralympic Athlete of the Games.”

March 15, 2018

The City is also rolling out a program of a different sort: tubing at Chapman Hill. Tubing will be offered daily during 9-R spring break on the main ski hill from 12 noon - 4 p.m. daily, including weekends.

March 15, 2018

If you live downtown south of 7th Street, you now have a reason to look forward to trash day. The City of Durango is wheeling out its new line of bear-resistant trash cans starting this week. The new cans are fully automated, meaning no more WD40 or bungee cords, and remain locked when upright and unlock when turned upside down by city trash trucks. Best of all, they relock when set back down.

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.