First Person

Cyle Talley shares Durango’s stories told in their own words

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‘The funny thing about the stuff we carry’

“Can I tell you something hysterical?” Jennifer Ryan Smith asks, smiling...

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Carlin Mallman, on her traumatic brain injury and what it taught her in life

Carlin Mallman is sitting in 81301 and tells me that she’s about to go to yoga. When I...

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Trump released an immigration test and I wanted to see if I could pass it

Grace Chang needn’t have told me that she is an expressive person – throughout...

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‘I don’t know why anyone let me do this.’

Last year, Taylor Lennox Irwin graduated from college, packed all of her things into a...

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Evan Smith, on style when it comes to business, classic looks, and pulling your pants up

Photographer Evan Smith is a soft-spoken man who chuckles easily. When you do get him talking,...

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‘Oh, I had cancer last year. What the f**k?’

In which Ani Casabonne tells us about being diagnosed with cancer during her first semester at...

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‘I love that place. It’s worth something.’

Shay Lopez has done just about everything that a Durango creative can do – he’s...

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‘That’s what life is all about: catching air on your bike.’

Banjoist and cyclist-extraordinaire Brendan Shafer tells me more than once during our...