The Pole

December 10, 2020

A ride or hike might seem like a good idea during the current nonwinter. But before you head out, be forewarned that even though it feels like summer, winter wildlife closures went into effect Dec. 1 on some Durango outdoor playgrounds. The closures, which remain in place through April 15 to protect wintering deer and elk, include:

December 3, 2020

While we’ve all undoubtedly gotten sucked into the “pay now” shopping routine over the last several months, local small businesses need our support now more than ever. With Durango’s annual downtown holiday shopping bacchanal Noel Night cancelled due to COVID, the Business Improvement District and Local First have come up with a safe alternative: “Noel Nights.”

November 19, 2020

The boys in Bodo have busted out. Last week, Forbes magazine featured Ska Brewing in a feature on the 25-year-old Durango brewery. Titled “From Life In A VW Bus To Today, It’s Been Quite A Ride For Colorado’s Ska Brewing,” the story took a look at the brewery’s humble beginning in a van down by the river (maybe not literally) to the king-Pinstripe it is today.

November 12, 2020

Kamala Harris wasn't the only female breaking glass ceilings last week. Last Wednesday, Tahoe climber Emily Harrington, 34, became the first woman to free-climb the Golden Gate route up El Capitan ...

November 5, 2020

Often criticized for being slow to catch up with green innovation, the ski industry is boldly jumping into the 21st century with … wait for it … skis made from algae.

October 29, 2020

When the going gets tough, the tough go … golfing? According to a recent story in the Denver Post, Coloradans flocked in droves not just to the trails and mountains, but also to the links this summer.  

October 22, 2020

Leave it to Mountain Village to come up with a novel solution to the er, novel coronavirus. The ritzy upstairs neighbor to Telluride has announce plans to refurbish gondola cars for socially-distanced dining in the Mountain Village plaza.

October 15, 2020

If you haven’t gotten your flu shot, now’s the time to belly up. San Juan Basin Public Health is hosting upcoming walk-up flu clinics open to the general public: