Thumbin' It

  • The 50 local volunteers who spent Sunday cleaning up homeless camps around Durango
  • Cold nighttime temperatures allowing Purgatory to get a jump on the ski season and start making snow last week, despite a lack of any substantial precipitation
  • Colorado marijuana regulators taking steps to fight vape disease by finalizing a ban on certain additives in cannabis vape products
  • The sudden death last week of Iron Horse Bicycle Classic founder Ed Zink, a Durango native who spent his life dedicated to community service and outdoors causes
  • A dangerous week for pot smokers, with tainted marijuana from a Denver grow being removed from dispensary shelves due to mold and Taco Bell recalling 2.3 million pounds of beef over the discovery of metal shards
  • New high-temperature records for Colorado, with the Colorado Climate Center confirming the Lamar area reached 115 degrees Fahrenheit on July 20 and September setting the record for hottest monthly average