How a potato helped the Four Corners survive climate shifts

Between 7,000 and 9,000 years ago – during the middle Holocene – the Four Corners area went through a slow but dramatic climatic shift. As the region became hotter and drier, stream and lake levels...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Hospitals may get accredited even with poor, unsafe care

Earlier this year an Illinois woman sent an email telling me of the poor care her husband received at a large Chicago hospital. After six weeks of fighting for his life, he died. “I wish you could...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Community Calendar

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DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Results: Montezuma County Fair competitions

4-H Artistic Clothing Grand Champion: Danika Oliver Reserve Grand Champion: Camryn Oliver Decorate Your Duds Applied Junior Tinley Philpott: red Decorate Your Duds Stitched Junior Kendall...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

The cold but sweet taste of winter

By Gail Vanik Vic has become known in this area for his outstanding broccoli. Sweet, delicious and nongassy, his winter broccoli is fabulous. Hungry for some great veggies and tired of buying...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Best farmer friends

Max Fields and James Plate have been best friends since kindergarten. Together, they moved from Denver to Durango and began farming on a plot of land at the Old Fort in Hesperus. The farm incubator...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Jesus is not the star of the new Museum of the Bible

WASHINGTON – The Museum of the Bible, a massive new institution opening next month just south of the National Mall, is just as notable for what it includes – vivid walk-through recreations of the...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Why make chili in a sheet pan? Flavor.

I love my sheet pans, I do. Just about every Sunday, as I’m sure I’ve said before, I spend most of the afternoon rotating them in and out of my oven, as I roast vegetable after vegetable. I use...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Cortez council plans 2018 budget

The Cortez City Council started planning for the city’s 2018 budget during a workshop on Tuesday with funding requests from the public works department. Public works director Phil Johnson proposed...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Rohwer’s Farm offers peppers for every palate

Pepper heads looking to add heat to their dishes as cold weather sets in can find a wide variety of peppers at Rohwer’s Farm stand at the Durango Farmers Market. Heidi Rohwer planted 50 varieties...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Ornamental grass adds grace, motion to landscape

Today is windy, and as I am writing the plume grass outside my window is catching the golden light of an autumn day. Swaying the breeze, this gentle plant is a reminder to me that sometimes the...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering to celebrate 29th year

Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering started Thursday and runs through Oct. 8. It’s a weekend filled with music, poetry, a cowboy parade and other events that celebrate the American West. This year, the...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living