Thumbin' It

  • Durango's Juneteenth celebration drawing hundreds in a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and racial justice reform
  • A successful roll out of downtown's bump-out program and two-lane traffic, giving businesses extra outdoor space and lending a more welcoming vibe to Durango's main drag
  • Some of the outdoor industry's biggest names, like Patagonia and North Face, pulling advertising from Facebook and Instagram until the social networks can improve policies to stop racist, violent or hateful content and misinformation
  • Out-of-state visitors coming to Durango and refusing (some rather rudely) to follow the City's facemask order, putting locals – especially service workers – at risk
  • The CORE Act, which would have protected hundreds of thousands of acres of wilderness in Colorado, including lands in the San Juans, failing to hitch a ride with the Great American Outdoors Act, which recently passed the Senate
  • Energy Fuels' request to accept up to 660 tons a year of radioactive waste from overseas at its White Mesa Mill despite objections from nearby tribal residents over air, water and land pollution