New columnist alert!

New columnist alert!

This week we welcome a new A&E writer, Alex Vick, who has been involved in the Durango music scene for years. Among his many music side hustles, he currently plays in Immediate Family and Your Bones (which you can go see at Punk Rock Breakfast on Saturday).

When he’s not head thrashing or in the depths of a mosh pit, Vick is also the creative director for The Hive, a nonprofit that provides an inclusive safe space for youth, including music classes.

While maybe lesser known, Durango has a vibrant underground alternative music scene, and Vick plans to highlight and provide a platform for these musicians in town, and we’re excited to read about it.

The Telegraph is also still looking for an A&E writer who wants to focus on the bluegrass/jam band/Americana side of life. If you’re interested, reach out to telegraph@durangotelegraph.com.

Top Stories

A new spin
11/24/2021
A new spin
By Jennaye Derge

Mural at Durango Cyclery catches more than the eye

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Wreckreation vs. wildlife
11/24/2021
Wreckreation vs. wildlife
By Jonathan Thompson / Land Desk

Backcountry skiers, conservationists lock horns over sheep closures in Tetons
 

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Land of too many uses?
11/18/2021
Land of too many uses?
By Jonathan Romeo

Forest Service grapples with grazing, wildlife issues

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Every drop counts
11/11/2021
Every drop counts
By Michael Elizabeth Sakas / Colorado Public Radio

State looks to new rules, tracking devices to measure water use

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The Pole

Turkey triage
11/24/2021

One Thanksgiving, a few years ago, I sliced my finger on a piece of broken glass while cleaning dishes, requiring a late night trip to Mercy Regional Medical Center’s emergency room to put half of my pinky finger back on.

There, a doctor, making small talk while pumping an alarming amount of anesthesia into my finger, said every year people are admitted into the ER on Thanksgiving for … drumroll please … over-eating. As I waited several hours for the routine procedure of four stitches, and while my partner slept outside in the car with the heat on, I wondered, what is everyone else doing in here?

Just add snow
Just add snow
11/19/2021

Rain or shine (or snow), Purgatory Resort plans to hold opening day this Saturday. As far as what lifts and trails will be open, we’re still in a state of – if you hate bad puns, look away – purgatory on what that will look like.

Southwest Colorado has received little to no early season snow. As a result, Purgatory Resort has had to rely on its snowmaking capabilities to make good on its target to open Nov. 20.

Shining a light
11/18/2021
In this week’s issue, you’ll find a little hello from our newest music columnist, Stephen Sellers.
Durango Nuggets
11/11/2021

Durango’s Police blotter can be a source of endless entertainment.

People yelling at lamp posts, late night marauders stealing asparagus from home gardens, reports of deadly spirits attacking hotel managers, drunken people atop trees yelling at people down below, a gang of raccoons blocking someone from getting into an old folks home, an unauthorized guy in the middle of Camino del Rio directing traffic. It never disappoints.

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