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

San Juan Symphony unveils digital season passes for music lovers

The San Juan Symphony is taking its 35th season online for 2020-21, and is offering its subscribers a series of four concerts and a lot more. Like just about every other form of local...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Small but mighty spider mites pack a wallop

By Gail Vanik A long time ago, in another home, I had two dwarf Alberta spruce trees. One year, they didn’t seem to be doing very well, and I eventually noticed fine, spiderlike webs popping up all...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Charlie Daniels: ‘I would like to be remembered as an entertainer’

One of the best things about being Arts & Entertainment editor is the people I get to interview, whether it’s authors, filmmakers, artists or musicians, there’s something really cool about chatting...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Plant food can prevent blossom end rot

Many people are growing their own vegetables for the first time this summer, and while that’s exciting and fun, it can also be frustrating when things don’t go exactly right. Maybe you’ve got your...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

A mentor becomes leader of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado

Paul Plvan, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado, and his 7-year-old “Little” had their first in-person meeting at Durango’s BMX park. But their mentorship began...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Forbes Magazine spotlights Billy Goat Saloon for bloody mary mix

The Billy Goat Saloon in Gem Village near Bayfield has long been known for its live music, groups of touring motorcyclists and horned-goat logo. Owner Ashleigh Tarkington can now add her “Hair of...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

After Aunt Jemima was retired, companies are rethinking Uncle Ben, Cream of Wheat and Mrs. Butterworth’s

On Wednesday, the bell finally tolled for Aunt Jemima, the mascot and name of the 130-year-old pancake brand, as the company announced it would rebrand, minus the racist stereotypes. By later that...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Artist Karyn Gabaldon emerges from lockdown with new show

A global pandemic was not how artist Karyn Gabaldon envisioned celebrating a milestone in the art business in Durango. “This is my 40th anniversary, and I was planning on having a big 40th...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Christo, artist known for massive displays, dies at age 84

NEW YORK – Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects died Sunday at his home in New York. He was 84. His death was announced on Twitter and the artist’s webpage. No cause was...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

La Plata County residents turn to gardening amid pandemic

First it was toilet paper flying off the shelves in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it appears garden supplies, seeds and soil are the hot ticket items hard to come by as more people turn...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

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