COVID-19 highlights balance between public, private worship

As religious services went online to protect congregants from the coronavirus, a paradox emerged: Worshipers were connected via the internet to a potentially wide community, but it felt like a more...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

At home for Christmas: Make it a special day

By Gail Vanik What a weird, crazy year this has been, but if there’s one thing that 2020 has done, it’s been to bring us all home. This refocus on home, family, and...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Catching up with ‘Voice’ winner Chevel Shepherd

Like the rest of us, country music singer Chevel Shepherd hadn’t planned on the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing springtime quarantine. The Farmington teenager – and Season 15 winner of...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Animas Museum launches online exhibits during pandemic closure

The Animas Museum, a repository of everything historical in La Plata County, including its people, places and events, has been closed to in-person visits since the onset of COVID-19. In the...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Consider an apple tree for fall bounty

By Gail Vanik You can slice them, you can dice them, you can juice them, you can sauce them, you can use them in pies, fritters, dumplings and pastry. It’s apple...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Amid pandemic challenges, houses of worship show resiliency

The coronavirus pandemic has posed daunting challenges for houses of worship across the U.S., often entailing large financial losses and suspension of in-person services. It also has sparked...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Haunted history: Downtown ghost tour now available in person, through app

We’re now entering that most wonderful time of the year – leaves are turning, there’s a nip in the air and it’s time to revel in all things scary. And it’s also a good time to catch up with Durango...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

You be the judge: Durango Film brings Manhattan Short festival to Stadium 9

Durango Film has teamed up with Durango Stadium 9 to bring this year’s Manhattan Short Film Festival to town starting Friday and running through Oct. 1 at the movie theater. There will also be four...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Most people unfamiliar with concept of ‘ableism’

A guy walks into a bar sets the stage for many a bad joke. But it’s no joking matter if you are one of the 15% of people on this planet with disabilities for whom entry to the bar is, well, barred....

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Instant Pot spaghetti delivers a saucy dose of nostalgia, with little hands-on effort

My husband had just finished roasting summer squash from our garden. As he spooned the squash into a storage dish, the alarms blared: carbon monoxide, a.k.a. "the silent killer." Before he had a...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Española native working to put New Mexico chile in space

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s most iconic crop is heading to outer space. In the coming months, NASA scientists plan to fly the NuMex Española Improved chile to the International Space...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Drought may mute fall colors in Southwest Colorado

In drought-strapped Southwest Colorado, the outlook for fall colors this season is that they likely won’t be as vibrant or last as long as normal, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be worth getting...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

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