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

Brown’s Country Store keeps family-run businesses in style

Tucked away in the Mancos Valley a mile east of Mancos along U.S. Highway 160, sits Brown’s Country Store. The store, run by Roy Brown and his wife, Nina, has been serving the Mancos community for...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Assess your drought damage, then get growing

If you’re feeling a little like you’re a victim of a long, hot summer, you’re not alone. Not only was it hot, but the smoke from the fires contributed to many of us feeling more heat stressed than...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

The Second Coming of Christ in southern Idaho

Tara Westover’s astonishing debut memoir, Educated, chronicles how she grew up on a southern Idaho mountain in a survivalist Mormon family, never setting foot in school, but eventually earned her...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Catholic church is a sacred time capsule in rural Tiffany

A small, almost forgotten Catholic church with a big history, located off the beaten path in the unincorporated community of Tiffany, could get a chance at second life as it approaches its...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Get to know Pueblo: Explore riverwalk, chile farms and Neon Alley

Thousands of people visit Pueblo in August or September every year to attend the Colorado State Fair and the Chile and Frijoles Festival. Those are great events, but if visitors don’t take in...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

San Juan Brewfest marks 20 years of beer

The San Juan Brewfest is celebrating two decades as the largest beer fest in the Four Corners on Saturday, but it’s still just shy of drinking age. “It’s almost legal. In one more year, it will be...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

How to make your plant treatment stick

It’s been an ideal summer for bug infestations with the hot, dry weather, and many visitors at the garden center have been complaining that they’ve been spraying and spraying, but that their...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Gail’s Garden How to squash those pesky squash bugs

Right about now you should be finding a bumper crop of squash in your garden. Zucchini, yellow, scalloped, crookneck, spaghetti, butternut and more all make for delicious meals from now through the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Air ambulance companies have consumers in death grip

By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service Two years ago in this space, I told the story of a Mississippi woman Katherine Green who got caught in the unsavory business practices of the air...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living