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.
 

Top Stories

Mano y mono
04/11/2024
Mano y mono
By Missy Votel

Local ripper keeps retro sport alive and proves one ski is all you need

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Ready to take flight
04/04/2024
Ready to take flight
By Missy Votel

Valkyrie Multisport Relay Race descends on Durango for second year

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Who turned out the lights?
04/04/2024
Who turned out the lights?
By Missy Votel

Highlighting Durango's effort to obtain Dark Sky status

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Retiring at altitude
03/28/2024
Retiring at altitude
By Paolo Zialcita / Colorado Public Radio

Air is thinner and care can be far away, but recreation abounds
 

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The Pole

BYOPFD
04/11/2024

Grab the sunscreen, SUP, wetsuit and … life jacket. Lake Nighthorse opens for the season this Fri., April 12, with new rules requiring personal flotation devices and sound-signaling devices, like whistles, on paddle crafts.  

Tie on the feedbag
04/11/2024

If you’re famished from all your water sports this weekend, check out Durango Restaurant Week, April 12-21 (actually 10 days.)

Lord of the lunge
03/28/2024

It’s another one for the books. On Fri., March 25, New Yorker Austin Head set a Guinness World Record for lunging. As in those horrible exercises they make you do at the gym until your quads freeze up.

A trainer at Life Time Fitness in Brooklyn, Head broke the record by lunging 2,825 times in an hour through his DUMBO (“Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass”) neighborhood in Brooklyn. That’s 47 lunges a minute for those with a calculator, enough to smash the old record of 2,358 lunges. (Yes, apparently this lunging is a thing.)

Southern exposure
03/21/2024

While Durango endures the endless mud season, trails are drying out down south. Wait, what trails down south? Allow Neil Hannum, local cyclist and founder of Aztec Adventures, to introduce you.

According to Hannum, the sandy washes, oil roads and winding ridges of old New Mexico are prime mtb and gravel-riding terrain. So much so that Hannum started Aztec Adventures a few years back to share his love of the San Juan County, N.M., riding scene. 

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