The Pole

January 27, 2022

Snowdowners have no excuse for driving drunk over the weekend. And here’s why (other than it’s illegal and kills people).

January 20, 2022

It happened – astonishingly – again. Recently, another big truck went off a main highway in Southwest Colorado, apparently trying to take a “short cut” led by a GPS system, and became stuck on a narrow mountain road.

January 13, 2022

If I’ve learned anything about my homeland of New Jersey, it’s that my people don’t like being outside, and we’ve a long history of recreating the natural world in an indoor setting to better suit our delicate sensibilities.

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.