Raising A Family in the Best Place in the World

Durango is, by many a family, regarded as the best place to raise a child. It's a small town, but it's got a lot to offer the little ones! Excellent programs for kids are available at The Smiley Building like dance classes, Music Together and piano lessons.

Oktoberfest: This Weekend in Durango, CO

Head on down to Main Ave. this weekend to experience all of the festivities of the 7th Annual Oktoberfest.  The weekend includes a great music lineup: Alte Kameraden, In a Day, Alpiners, Paper Bird, Mingo FishtrapRobby Overfield, Lawn Chair Klings and Nosotros.

Quality, affordable Indian food- right in downtown Durango

You've got to try the Himalayan Kitchen. They bring authentic flavors of the high-mountain regions of Tibet, Nepal, and India to your table right here in Durango, CO. The food is delicious, take for example the traditional Nepalese Daal Bhat (Tarkaari-veggie; Maasu-meat).

OM BELAY: Four amazing concepts unite under one roof: Climbing, Yoga, Coffee and Community.

Climbing, Yoga, Coffee and Community...some would say that's a great combination. Finding them all in one place...now that's a 5.10. Walker Thompson, owner/founder of The Rock Lounge in Durango decided to open the climbing gym to bring back the indoor climbing that so many locals have missed.

Durango's New Hot Spot: Balcony Bar & Grill

On the Northwest corner of Main and College Ave., up a flight of stairs, and across a little bridge, you are going to find some pretty tasty fare partnered with excellent live music. The Balcony Bar & Grill opened earlier this spring at the location formerly occupied by El Patio- at 600 Main Ave. ShareThis

Toyed With :: A low-fi/alt-pro Photography Exhibition opens Friday, September 3 at the Open Shutter Gallery

PJs Precious Things" by Cally Iden C-print from color paper negative shot with a homemade pinhole camera (converted from a Chinese food delivery box)

Outsmart The Bears

Do you recall the "bear attack" that prompted the DOW to put down a bear earlier this summer? Unfortunately, the incident occurred all because a bear followed its nose. A man, whom happened to be sleeping outside near the Animas River, was bitten by a bear in the early morning hours (2:30am).


Colorado residents and visitors are well served by dedicated volunteer search and rescue teams, but search and rescue mission costs are often in the thousands of dollars.

Overend Mountain Park: Get Out and Get Dirty

Three hundred acres of prime single track are literally out your back door. You may know it as "Durango Mountain Park," or perhaps the "Test Tracks." Now formerly named "Overend Mountain Park" (after world cycling champ and local resident- Ned Overend)- this place is a mountain biker's paradise.

Eat Local Challenge

Starting on Monday, September 5th, Durango Natural Foods Co-op is partnering with Local First, Healthy Lifestyles La Plata and the FLC Environmental Center to bring the first EAT LOCAL CHALLENGE.