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11:47 a.m. A woman wearing all denim was refusing to leave Southwest Appliance.

4:11 p.m. A man was swinging a large machete at Main Avenue and College Drive.



Half-past delinquency: I nearly let partying ruin me

Everyone loves a good party. You have good music, people, games and dancing. You get to meet new people and possibly have a few drinks. But could doing it every weekend have a bigger impact on your everyday life than it may seem?

Moving to Durango and going to Fort Lewis College has been a challenge for me because of...

Libras, stop worrying for the love of God

ARIES (March 21 to April 19)

Relations with people from other cultures, or anything to do with higher education, might be strained today. Knowing this, don’t expect too much from others.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)

If discussing how to share something today, you might come out with the short end of the...

Get Smart about winter bicycle commuting

Watching your carbon footprint? Trying to save a few bucks on gas? Let our experts, Jon Bailey and Garrett Alexander from Durango Cyclery, tell you how to pedal your ass to work, come sleet or snow.

It’s damned cold outside. What’s so great about being on a bike in the wintertime?

Alexander: I have a car, I’m not...

Savage Love: Relationship advice that calls on the giants of Broadway

I’m a hetero guy in need of advice. Back in college, I met this girl. Suffice it to say she was into me but I had some shit to work through. So we ended up being a missed connection, romantically. Despite that, we still became fast friends. I’m less awkward now, in large part because our friendship changed my life. We each...

Like it or not, your clothes say something about you

In talking to this issue’s cover phenom Heather Narwid last week, it occurred to me again just how fascinating clothing is. Some people throw on the first thing they see, maybe sniffing it to make sure it’s not too repulsive, while others are obsessive and meticulous. Each of us make choices about clothing daily, and it’s a...

Love the Coopers

Playing at Durango Stadium 9

Rating: PG-13

Genre: Comedy

Directed by: Jessie Nelson

Written by: Steven Rogers

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: Not available

Synopsis: Follow the Cooper clan as four generations of extended family come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. As the...

‘My All American’ recalls life of Freddie Steinmark

By Michael O’Sullivan

© 2015, The Washington Post

Inspired by the brief life of Freddie Steinmark (1949-1971), the University of Texas football hero who died at 22 after losing his leg to bone cancer, “My All American” follows the trajectory of many movies of its ilk.

Short of stature but with gumption,...

If you don’t go to this fundraiser, then you are ____________

Are you a despicable, horrible person prone to obscenity and NSFW outbursts? Not afraid to be raunchy, politically incorrect and wildly inappropriate in a fairly public setting? Then this fundraiser’s for you.

On Friday, Durango Film will host its Show Me The Funny 2 fundraiser at Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College...

Love it or hate it: Farting

Love it

When I say that I love farts, I mean that I REALLY love farts. They bring me such profound joy and make me cry with the most soul-throttling laughter. In many ways, they have become synonymous with the expression of love and affection in my family. When we’re farting, we’re usually laughing, and when we’re...

Shaman of style

Heather Narwid has been at this since high school, when she and friends would cut school and take a bus from New Jersey to New York City, haunting thrift shops looking for unique clothing treasures for her and her friends. Her first find at her first thrift store was a KISS belt buckle for her sister’s boyfriend. He still has...

Character(s) you’ll find in a serious bike town

Durango takes cycling very seriously. Evidence of this are the $1,000 cars with $10,000 bikes fastened to the top. I myself am guilty of driving a POS, but riding a carbon-fiber beauty.

To get you up to speed on who you might see on bikes in Durango, here’s the rundown. We have four types of cyclists:

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