In a world where politics have infiltrated nearly every facet of daily life, even the ski world is not immune. Recently, iconic outdoor sportswear company Patagonia, which has never shied away from political and environmental activism, announced it would pull its products from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The announcement came after resort’s owner Jay Kemmerer hosted a fundraiser for the far-right “House Freedom Caucus” group.
Don’t freak out, The Durango Telegraph will not publish next week.
What are we going off to do, you ask? Are we trying out for the next season of “Naked & Afraid,” deep in the jungle, battling the elements as well as gymnophobia? Close. Are we headed for a week of binge-drin – I mean binge geology – at the 67th annual Four Corners Gem & Mineral Show? We wish. Or did we get selected to come aboard the next Jeff Bezos rocket launch to take a quick tour of outer space?
The year was 2004. George W. was president, Janet Jackson malfunctioned on TV, Lance Armstrong won his sixth Tour, Thomas the Tank rolled onto American screens and “Friends” called it a night. And FLC grad Lainie Maxson bravely stepped up to sell ads at a fledgling alt weekly, The Durango Telegraph.
Any starry-eyed hopeful homebuyers may want to stop reading now and flip the page. According to a new report from the Durango Area Association of Realtors, La Plata County median home prices jumped from $422,500 in 2020 to $527,100 in the 2021, a nearly 25% increase. The numbers reflect second quarter, year-to-date.
Lovers of Star Wars – the trail, not the movie – listen up. The city of Durango is planning on doing some work on the popular mountain bike trail in Overend Mountain Park, and the time to weigh in is at a public comment hearing next Mon., July 26.