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Christmas for sports fans, SunSquabi and Cloonan
Christmas for sports fans, SunSquabi and Cloonan
By Chris Aaland
10/11/2018

October is that glorious time of year when all of America’s major pro sports leagues are active.

Cowboys, Shillelaghs and pared-down punk
Cowboys, Shillelaghs and pared-down punk
By Chris Aaland
10/04/2018

It’s going to be a multi-cultural week, with everything from dusty boots and kilts to Mardi Gras beads and dirndls. The 30th annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering rides into town tonight (Thurs., Oct. 4) through Sunday.

Double golds, Led Zep reincarnate and the 70s
Double golds, Led Zep reincarnate and the 70s
By Chris Aaland
09/27/2018

After being shut out at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival, Durango craft brewers stood atop the podium again in 2018. At last weekend’s drunkfest in Denver, Ska won gold for its Oktoberfest in the Vienna-Style Lager category, and Steamworks did the same with its Colorado Ko?lsch in the German-Style Ko?lsch category.

Russell, Ramblin' Jack and a Night at the Opera
Russell, Ramblin' Jack and a Night at the Opera
By Chris Aaland
09/20/2018

I must admit that I love my professional life, balancing radio and writing. Ever since 1987 when I stumbled through an interview with Warren Zevon for KDUR and the FLC Independent, I’ve been hooked.

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Day in the Life

Tripping Out on the Hallucinogen Wall
Tripping Out on the Hallucinogen Wall
By Stephen Eginoire
10/11/2018

The year was 1980. Disco had run its course, John Lennon left us with a hole in our hearts, and Mount St. Helens blew her top. And a few scrappy western-slope climbers made the Montrose Daily News.

The dry season
The dry season
By Stephen Eginoire
10/04/2018

Both austere and gentle, the desert is a place of contrast.

In Deep
In Deep
By Stephen Eginoire
09/27/2018

Hidden on the shoulder of a Utah mountain, a freezing, wet, abyss is attracting a small group of explorers dedicated to plotting a course through uncharted terrain found deep within.

Stay golden
Stay golden
By Stephen Eginoire
09/20/2018

With the summer of 2018 vanished in a literal cloud of smoke, it’s time to embrace the present and hurry on out to your local aspen grove before it’s too late! This year’s truly exceptional supply of color won’t be lasting much longer.

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