How to tactfully take over the family Thanksgiving meal without ruining a tradition-filled holiday

It all started with a pie crust. After years of shuttling back and forth to my parents' house for Thanksgiving through college and my first job, I had decided to stick close to home and start...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Holiday travel expected to be busier this year, with weather a possible factor

Southwest Colorado travelers can expect busy highways and airports this Thanksgiving week – historically the busiest travel time of the year – with a dose of winter weather thrown into the mix....

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Chef finds new career helping homeless

Heather Hinsley, who many Durangoans will know from her baking talents that made her cakes and desserts the go-to sweet fix at downtown coffeehouses and restaurants, is now using her culinary...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Community Calendar

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

DATE: Nov. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Bring the tangy taste of Christmas indoors

By Gail Vanik Although many of my fond memories around the holidays involve food, one of my favorites is that of the oranges that we’d get as a present from my dad each Christmas. My dad lived in...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

For the juiciest roast turkey around, coat it with something familiar

If we had called it mayonnaise-slathered turkey, would you still give it a chance? As it happens, the coating of chopped fresh herbs mixed into your favorite mayo keeps the bird incredibly moist...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

One death linked to turkey salmonella

NEW YORK – Federal health officials on Nov. 8 reported the first death in an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the death was in...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Durango eateries consider automation

Automation, as it has in most places, has continued to evolve in the food industry since the first vending machine appeared in the late 1890s. Some versions, such as touch-screen ordering a...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Are online reviews for eateries as helpful as we think?

Reviews can entice us to try something out of our comfort zone or discourage us from stopping for a bite at a restaurant we would have otherwise considered. Yelp, Google Reviews and other review...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Pot up bulbs now for winter blooms

Although tulips, daffodils, and crocus are the first flowers to bloom each spring, you can capture that beauty through the winter months as well. Forcing bulbs is a sure fire way to bring this...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Kyra Allen, of Cortez, to compete in Miss Colorado Teen USA contest

The Journal Kyra Allen, of Cortez, will compete in the Miss Colorado Teen USA pageant Sunday in Greeley. Allen, a freshman studying equine science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins,...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Specialty markets keep Durango-area fridges stocked with fresh veggies year-round

Cheerful Saturday mornings spent filling a basket with local produce at the Durango Farmers Market do not have to end with final market day on Saturday. There are opportunities to buy fresh...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

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