Shining a light

Shining a light
In this week’s issue, you’ll find a little hello from our newest music columnist, Stephen Sellers.

You might know Sellers from his time plucking strings with the Six Dollar String Band or his late-night spinning as DJ Bad Goat. Either way, Sellers says he hopes to shine a light on the musicians and artists in and around Durango that maybe don’t always get all the attention. 

If you have any story ideas, reach out at Stephen.S.Sellers@gmail.com.
 

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The silt remembers
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The silt remembers
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USGS Lake Powell study reveals water calamities of the past

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Don't be 'that guy'
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Don't be 'that guy'
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Being one with nature is cool, but not a good reason to violate closures
 

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A new spin
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Wreckreation vs. wildlife
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Green for the holidays
12/02/2021

Bona fide sustainability geek Claire Attkisson wants to inspire you to rethink how you shop this holiday season. 

Attkisson, founder and creative director of Live Creative Studio – a sustainable-business marketing and shopping hub – is offering a unique retail experience for those looking to reduce their environmental impact during the holidays. The Zero Waste Holiday Pop-Up event, Dec. 3-5 at the Smiley Building, will feature businesses from around town that are innovating solutions to the environmental challenges we face today. 

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.
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