Plant food can prevent blossom end rot

Many people are growing their own vegetables for the first time this summer, and while that’s exciting and fun, it can also be frustrating when things don’t go exactly right. Maybe you’ve got your...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

A mentor becomes leader of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado

Paul Plvan, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado, and his 7-year-old “Little” had their first in-person meeting at Durango’s BMX park. But their mentorship began...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Forbes Magazine spotlights Billy Goat Saloon for bloody mary mix

The Billy Goat Saloon in Gem Village near Bayfield has long been known for its live music, groups of touring motorcyclists and horned-goat logo. Owner Ashleigh Tarkington can now add her “Hair of...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

After Aunt Jemima was retired, companies are rethinking Uncle Ben, Cream of Wheat and Mrs. Butterworth’s

On Wednesday, the bell finally tolled for Aunt Jemima, the mascot and name of the 130-year-old pancake brand, as the company announced it would rebrand, minus the racist stereotypes. By later that...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Artist Karyn Gabaldon emerges from lockdown with new show

A global pandemic was not how artist Karyn Gabaldon envisioned celebrating a milestone in the art business in Durango. “This is my 40th anniversary, and I was planning on having a big 40th...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Christo, artist known for massive displays, dies at age 84

NEW YORK – Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects died Sunday at his home in New York. He was 84. His death was announced on Twitter and the artist’s webpage. No cause was...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

La Plata County residents turn to gardening amid pandemic

First it was toilet paper flying off the shelves in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it appears garden supplies, seeds and soil are the hot ticket items hard to come by as more people turn...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Durango Farmers Market to increase number of vendors and market rows

Starting in June, the Durango Farmers Market will expand its presence Saturday mornings in the TBK Bank parking lot on West Eighth Street across from the City Transit Center. The market will now...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Dalgona coffee: the internet sensation that shook the world

My hands are shaking as I prepare a second batch of dalgona coffee, the quarantine-chic drink and the latest piece of evidence that we have no idea what to do with ourselves during a pandemic. The...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Backyard farming brings peace of mind

When I was growing up outside of Baltimore, we had a neighbor named Bob Gettier. Bob was the original backyard farmer who planted a huge vegetable garden each summer. A commercial artist by trade,...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Spring salad never tasted so good, thanks to a lively quick-pickle marinade

This salad captures the vibrancy of spring, bringing together the quintessential vegetables of the season - asparagus, peas, scallions and carrots - in a way that lets them shine simply but with an...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

WIC helps address food insecurity during COVID-19

In challenging times like the one we are experiencing because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Women, Infants and Children program proves to be crucially important for the well-being of...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | COLUMN: County Administrator

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