Community Calendar: What’s going on in Montezuma County

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DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 12 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Living

Preservation effort targets legendary cattleman’s historic barn

Stories of legendary cattleman Charles Goodnight have been told and told again, perhaps most famously as the inspiration for Larry McMurtry’s “Lonesome Dove.” The former Texas Ranger is recognized...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Durango’s claim to ‘most restaurants per capita’ holds true

Many cities have a trademark boast-worthy phrase they can’t help but talk up to every tourist or newbie. “We are second to New York in galleries,” Santa Fe says. “The blues were born here,”...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Learning the language of cold weather

In our part of the world, cold nights can happen in just about any month of the year. As we move from the warm, sunny days of summer toward winters chill, the National Weather Service will often...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Southwest Colorado Concerts series will open with San Juan Symphony

Southwest Colorado Concerts kick off on Oct. 7 with a “Rhapsodic and Exotic” presentation of Hungarian arabesques and flashy Russian dances from the San Juan Symphony. The series then celebrates...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Foodie trends and where to find them

The unfrosted cakes you’ve been seeing this wedding season aren’t rushed jobs. It’s a food trend, and trends like this seem to appear out of nowhere before, with the help of food-porn Instagram...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Durango breweries land two golds at Great American Beer Festival

Further cementing Durango’s place in the world of craft brewing, two local breweries brought home gold medals from this year’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Ska Brewing Co.’s Oktoberfest...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Searching for the golden larch tree high in the Northwest

You can spot the gold of the larch trees high on the eastern and northern Cascades in Washington. But to really see them, to feel their softness and breathe in their scent, you must hike. Up. And...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Now’s a good time to mulch your garden for winter

Although many people know to mulch their gardens in springtime, most don’t give mulch another thought throughout the growing season, but there is one other time you really should think about making...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Chile festival celebrates region’s venerable pepper

You can find green chiles smothered on a burrito, on top of a burger and running through the veins of New Mexicans. Beans and chile are New Mexico’s official state veggies and the option for red or...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

2nd Deli & Spirits owners wanted proper Italian sub, so they opened a restaurant

You would think Durango residents had never eaten a sandwich before when looking at the line out the door at the new 2nd Deli & Spirits. The restaurant at 601 East Second Ave. opened on Aug. 13...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Virgin Mary statue in New Mexico reportedly ‘weeping’ again

HOBBS, N.M. – A Virgin Mary sculpture in a New Mexico Catholic church that has appeared to be weeping in the past is reportedly crying again. Devotees say the bronze Our Lady of Guadalupe statue in...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living