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

Gail’s Garden Divide and conquer the unruly perennial

Has that day lily or iris you planted a few years ago gotten huge this summer? With the great moisture last winter, my perennials took off this year and have now outgrown their space. Those...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Quilters churn out donations for hurricane relief

On Sept. 7, Durango Quilt Co. invited quilters to participate in its first open quilting session to make quilts for those in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. By the third session, volunteers had...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Get a jump on spring planting in September

Although it has been unusually warm, cooler weather has arrived in some spots in the high country, and it’s time to begin to think about wrapping up the summer growing season and preparing for the...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Drug proposal is a solution for a non-existing problem

This fall, the House of Representatives is likely to take up legislation passed by the Senate that gives terminally ill patients the right to try unproven, experimental drugs that are not yet on...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Obesity rates rising in Colorado, stabilizing elsewhere

While a third of American adults and one in six children are obese, a report last week suggests the rate of increase could be stabilizing in some states. Colorado had the lowest obesity rate at...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Hungry for a taste of fall? Plant a fruit tree

A backyard orchard can be a most rewarding and fun gardening project and may be easier than you think, and fall is the perfect time to start. Because the ground is still warm, trees planted now...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Stalemate in D.C. leaves health insurance in limbo

By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service What should you expect now that the drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act appears dead – at least for the moment? Given how legislation...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Ghost Walk Durango explores town’s history ... and who may still be here

If you have spent time in Durango, you have probably heard a range of tales about the town’s storied past – from the tunnels under Main Avenue to the old red light district, to gunfights in the...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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