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Close your eyes & dream
Close your eyes & dream
New development at Durango Mesa Park is going to be awesome – but will also take time 
By Jonathan Romeo
03/24/2022
Feelin' fabulous
Feelin' fabulous
Sharing the fabulousness within, if only for a few hours through drag
By Doug Gonzalez
03/24/2022
Setting anchor
Setting anchor
Finding the true meaning of Women Outside's mission
By Margaret Hedderman
03/24/2022
Critical condition
Critical condition
Lake Powell drops below threshold for the first time despite attempts to avoid it
By Michael Elizabeth Salkas
03/17/2022
Uphill climb
Uphill climb
Purgatory Resort set for expansion but still faces hurdles
By Jonathan Romeo
03/17/2022
Mind, body & soul  (... and not so much El Rancho)
Mind, body & soul (... and not so much El Rancho)
New health care studio takes integrated approach to healing
By Jennaye Derge
03/10/2022
Durango's wish list for growth
Durango's wish list for growth
How Durango – and other Western towns – can escape the gridlock grip
By Jonathan Thompson
03/10/2022
Durango Independent Film Festival is back
Durango Independent Film Festival is back
After pandemic hiatus, film fest returns for its 17th year with new energy
By Telegraph staff
03/03/2022
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