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Shaping Durango
Shaping Durango
Part II in a look back on how planners envisioned growth
By Jonathan Thompson
03/03/2022
From mining to metropolis
From mining to metropolis
A nostalgic look back at Durango's vision for urbanization
02/24/2022
Deer, there, everywhere
Deer, there, everywhere
While people have always complained about town deer, the issue has become more serious as more deer that typically stay on the outskirts of town wander into city limits.
By Jonathan Romeo
02/24/2022
Out of the black hole
Out of the black hole
La Plata County is ready to move forward with a new radar station for the Four Corners.
By Jonathan Romeo
02/17/2022
Geologic temper tantrum
Geologic temper tantrum
Coal seam blaze caused spectacle in Durango, hot dogs included
By Jonathan Thompson
02/17/2022
The great e-bike debate
The great e-bike debate
After years of discussion, it appears Durango remains divided on allowing electric bikes on natural trails.
By Jonathan Romeo
02/10/2022
Gold King settlement, explained
Gold King settlement, explained
Why did Sunnyside Gold pay for an accident in a mine it didn't own? It's complicated ...
By Jonathan Thompson
02/03/2022
Not so dyno-mite
Not so dyno-mite
BLM charged with driving over, destroying 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks
By Jonathan Romeo
02/03/2022
Making Groucho history
Making Groucho history
1988 Snowdown attempted Guinness Book world record, in complete Durango fashion.
By Jonathan Romeo
01/27/2022
Off-grid living
Off-grid living
And as I sit here typing these solar-powered words, I am convinced the desert-lovers' dream of a solar array on every rooftop, obviating utility scale solar installations on wild lands, is attainable.
By Jonathan Thompson
01/20/2022
Outstanding waters
Outstanding waters
At a time when water in the Southwest is becoming increasingly scarce, more than 20 streams in the region are being proposed for protective safeguards in an attempt to preserve the waterways for years to come.
By Jonathan Romeo
01/20/2022
The new not normal
The new not normal
The West has new 30-year snowpack averages, but do they blunt reality?
By Jonathan Romeo
01/13/2022
Road to recovery
Road to recovery
For men fighting addiction, Denver's Rescue Mission is a lifeline
By Claire Cleveland / Colorado Public Radio
01/13/2022
Marshall Fire, in context
Marshall Fire, in context
Redefining the wildland-urban interface and the notion of fire season
By Jonathan Thompson / Land Desk
01/13/2022
Waste not
Waste not
Farm to Summit fuels not only backcountry adventures but a circular food economy
By Sinjin Eberle
01/06/2022
Not just any old garage
Not just any old garage
Relic alongside Red Mountain Pass tied to Supreme Court ruling.
By Nancy Lofholm/Colorado Public Radio
01/06/2022
The future of chasing snow
The future of chasing snow
Heather Hansman's new book is both an ode and critique of ski bum culture
By Jamie Wanzek
12/23/2021
Total collapse
Total collapse
Mesa Verde faces big task to save prized cliff dwelling
By Jonathan Romeo
12/23/2021
Energy transition & public lands
Energy transition & public lands
Figuring out a sustainable grid that doesn't come at the expense of open space
By Jonathan Thompson / Land Desk
12/23/2021
The next big boom
The next big boom
Oil and gas could be poised for a comeback in Southwest Colorado
By Jonathan Romeo
12/16/2021