San Juan Brewfest creates community and stresses safety

It may seem counterintuitive, but the 19th annual San Juan Brewfest , which will feature nearly 50 breweries, over 100 beers and two live music acts, will promote community safety and responsible...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Cowboy gathering seeks parade entries

The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering seeks entries for Colorado’s largest non-motorized parade, to be held Oct. 7. Entries are free. The day of the event, a chuck-wagon breakfast will be held from 7...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Perennial day lilies flourish as heat recedes

By Gail Vanik Although the weather has begun to cool down, planting season hasn’t ended, and the arrival of cooler temps mean that it’s a great time to plant perennials. Perennials have risen in...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

TOPS installs new officers

The Journal The Cortez chapter of the national weight-loss group Take Off Pounds Sensibly held its installation ceremony on Aug. 4. According to a news release from Sandra Greene, the following...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

National recording artists Images plans Cortez concert

The group Images plans to perform in Cortez on Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. in the Montezuma-Cortez High School Auditorium. Images was formed in the early 1980s by Lee Bartley and Rich Sallee as a light jazz...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Rural people will have fewer insurance choices next year

As Obamacare approaches its fifth sign-up season, policyholders in many parts of the country are facing a marketplace with fewer choices and higher premiums. A New York Times analysis has found...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

‘We are all homeless’ exhibit aims to humanize issue

Handwritten pleas for help, written by homeless people, were installed at the Durango Transit Center Monday to help further the conversation about the issue in Durango. Willie Baronet, artist and...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

National recording artists Images plans Cortez concert

The Journal The group Images plans to perform in Cortez on Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. in the Montezuma-Cortez High School Auditorium. Images was formed in the early 1980s by Lee Bartley and Rich Sallee as a...

DATE: July 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Want to drive a steam train?

In the thick of swirling plumes of coal-fired smoke and greasy engine parts, 11 men, mostly middle-aged and clad in blue overalls and steel-toed boots, are getting ready for a day of class....

DATE: July 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Gail’s Garden: Beat the heat with these tough flowers

It seems as if the summer has been unusually hot this year and not only on people: The garden has been taking it on the chin as well. With the hot temperatures and dry breezes, it’s been difficult...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Mancos State Park plans eclipse party, music

Mancos State Park will host an eclipse party on Aug. 21, complete with 100 pairs of eyeglasses for safely viewing the celestial event, the park announced on Monday. The total solar eclipse affects...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Mancos couple tell about John Muir Trail adventure

The latest presentation in Mancos Public Library’s “Life Is an Adventure” series took the audience on a 210-mile journey through the Sierra Nevada. Mancos residents Peter Robinson and Deb Gardner –...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living