Thumbin' It

  • Last week's storms making for one of the best opening weekends at Purg in years if not decades, with the whole frontside open and powder conditions
  • Fort Lewis College paying it forward by giving area students on civic scholarships a matching $500 scholarship and continuing its effort to make the school affordable to all
  • Folks who eschew the lure of online retailers and free shipping and instead spend their dollars locally this holiday season, helping to keep Durango vibrant and viable
  • The unofficial start of the avalanche season in SW Colorado, with two snowshoers setting off and getting caught in a slide (but thankfully escaping) last weekend on Red Mountain Pass
  • Bleak news that humans have yet to make a dent in their appetite for fossil fuels, with the annual Global Carbon Budget, compiled by a consortium of researchers, finding that carbon emissions will hit a record high in 2019
  • The continued problem of drunken driving in the region, with Colorado and New Mexico ranking among the top 15 states for most DUIs