Montana mountain’s epic powder exceeded only by its friendly vibe

Long before they were covered in luxury condos, boutique outdoor clothing stores and latte-spinning coffee shops, good ski hills needed two things: a lift and a lodge. While many of those simple...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Start a holiday legacy with a Christmas cactus

By Gail Vanik If there was a plant that you could safely bet your grandmother had at one time or another, it would almost be a sure bet it was a Christmas cactus....

DATE: Nov. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Gail’s Garden Leaves can cause problems in your garden

By Gail Vanik You either love them or you hate raking them, but either way, it just wouldn’t be the fall season without leaves. Now that most of them are down, you might...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Durango woman helps Russian adoptees find birth families

A year ago, 23-year-old Allyson Duranceau decided to make a Facebook post that would ultimately take her to the other side of the world. Duranceau, who was adopted from Russia and brought to the...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Women gain Grit through empowerment program

AZTEC – The woman in the dark parking lot stepped back as the man approached and asked to use her cellphone. She loudly and clearly told him to step away. When it became apparent he was not...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Preparing your property for cold of winter

By Gail Vanik Before you hang up your garden tools for the season, a final chore is to put your garden to bed for winter, and that means protecting your plants so that...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Hyperbaric chambers encourage the healing of chronic wounds

A wound in Durangoan Jim Harvey’s foot caused an infection that nearly killed him six years ago. Now, he is battling a wound in the same spot that he expects will close faster and heal without a...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Farmers Market: Horvath Honey keeps it simple in western La Plata County

Frances Horvath and her youngest son have kept bees for the past four years and have been selling honey for the last three as Horvath Honey. “It’s really tasty,” she said. Horvath is based on the...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

‘The Casagrandes’ extols Mexican American life via animation

ALBUQUERQUE – “The Casagrandes,” Nickelodeon’s new original animated series that centers around an 11-year-old girl trying to survive a big city, is one of the first cartoons in the U.S. to feature...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Sara Illsley and Friends bring Latin music to Sunflower Theatre in Cortez

Sara Illsley and Friends will perform at the Sunflower Theater in Cortez on Nov. 16. Their concert, “About Love, Life and Death,” is colored by traditional and new music in Spanish and Portuguese...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Time grows short for planting the magical tulip

Just as the price of oil fluctuates based on a world wide demand, the price of plants can fluctuate too. In particular, in the 1600s, there was an item that was weighed just like gold, by the...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Haviland Lake repair project postponed

The Journal A project to repair the outlet structure of the dam at Haviland Lake has been postponed. The project, which was supposed to start after Labor Day, will be rescheduled for September...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

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