For Pets’ Sake summer wine festival is July 21

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society will host its 11th annual Summer Wine Festival 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at Cliffrose Garden Center just east of Cortez on U.S. Highway 160. “Party with Ric...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Santa Fe Opera offers ‘best of all possible worlds’

This summer, the Santa Fe Opera will join the 2018 Leonard Bernstein Centennial in a big way. On June 29, SFO opened its 62nd season with a full production of “Candide,” Bernstein’s Broadway...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Clint Eastwood film set to begin production in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. — Production on a Clint Eastwood-directed film about a Mexican cartel is scheduled to begin in New Mexico. New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Monday that...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

How to roast peppers – the unsung heroes of your produce bin

Roasted peppers are one of the most versatile ingredients around. Use them on a salad or pizza, puree them into soup or sauces, toss them in tacos or sandwiches, or lightly dress them and serve...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Durango woman lends an ear to homeless teens

Durango resident Loretta Meushaw was volunteering at her first Rainbow Family Gathering in 1998 when she was struck by the homeless teenagers who attended. “I just didn’t have an idea about the...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Community Calendar

Post announcements to SpinGo.com and email announcements to news@the-journal.com and include “Community Calendar” in the subject field. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Build three zones to guard your home against fire

Editor’s note: This is the second of three columns about fire-wise homes. During the fires of 2002, I spent a day in Durango, at the site of the Missionary Ridge Fire, and as emotionally draining...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Farmers Market Profile: Pitts Family Ranch hopes new land will increase market

Michele Pitts spent her childhood in Durango. When she had an opportunity to return to the Four Corners four years ago, she jumped at it. Pitts and her husband, Jim, founded Pitts Family Ranch four...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

An entryway into Durango’s marketplace?

In the past year, Durango’s farmers market scene has exploded, growing from one to four markets in the city. Joining the Durango, Animas City and Three Springs markets is a new market at the Smiley...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

T-shirts a popular souvenir among firefighters

Alongside the parking lot at Animas Valley Elementary School, where the 416 Fire Incident Command Post is located, a merchant is selling T-shirts. At large wildfires, selling T-shirts to...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Silver Wave taking pre-orders for wild-caught salmon

Silver Wave Seafood Co. is now taking pre-orders for its second annual summer harvest. The boat-to-table business offers Southwest Colorado residents wild-caught salmon from their fishing vessel,...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Atomic New Mexico: Exploring the origins of America’s radioactive history

In December 1942, Secretary of War Henry Stimson ordered the director of the remote Los Alamos Ranch School in northern New Mexico to shut down the elite school. Stimson wrote in a letter that the...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

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