Thumbin' It

  • Hey, gas prices have fallen below $4 a gallon, and the unemployment rate has fallen to 3.5%, returning to pre-pandemic levels, and inflation seems to be slowing. Oh, and something happened with the FBI at a crappy resort.
  • As part of the Inflation Reduction Act, about $4 billion will be dedicated to water conservation to help come up with solutions to drought in the West.
  • La Plata County committing more than $331,000 in American Rescue Plan Act money to the opioid crisis, creating a risk reduction program to curb drug use and overdose incidents.
  • An incredibly tough week for Durango Fire & Rescue and the community after the sudden and tragic deaths of two team members, Leo Lloyd and Scott Gallagher.
  • News that rainwater is no longer safe to drink anywhere on Earth because of the presence of "forever chemicals," a class of man-made chemicals that don't break down. One hell of a resume-builder for mankind.
  • If you thought spelling Albuquerque was hard, you're not alone: the N.M. Department of Transportation recently put up a traffic sign that misspelled the name, leaving out the "R" and baffling drivers.