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

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 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | 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

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