Policy and Politics | by Megan Graham
If you ever need to borrow a strawberry stemmer, instant popsicle maker or human-shaped spatula, I’ve got them and about 50 other high-grade kitchen gadgets. This is not because of a strange fetish, but one of many fortunate by-products owed to one of my longest and dearest friendships.
The source of... ...read more
The real estate market’s return to higher volume and higher prices is a good thing from a number of angles, but it does not necessarily reflect how things are going for everyone who lives and works in Durango.
Last week’s retrospective (Herald, Jan. 21) on the 2013 Durango real estate market... ...read more
Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, will be in Durango today and Wednesday for a number of events, including a financial-services and housing-business roundtable.
At the roundtable, he will meet with community representatives from the banking, real estate and title insurance industries about the impact of... ...read more
Rep. Scott Tipton (Cortez-R) will be in Durango on Tuesday and Wednesday for a number of events including a financial services and housing business roundtable.
At the roundtable, Tipton will meet with community representatives from the banking, real estate and title insurance industries about the impact of... ...read more
Well, it’s the most wonderful time of the year again, which mostly means an extra long list of things to do and purchase, plus behavior and expectations to manage. And that’s just my own. It is a peculiar thing we do to ourselves during the holiday season: rearrange our lives to accommodate tinsel,... ...read more
For a decade or more, earlier in my adulthood, I had a debilitating fear of flying. Any impending plane trip triggered a weeks-long panic fest in anticipation, followed by outright meltdowns on the dreaded travel day. This was not much fun for me, and no picnic for my travel companions.
Given this pattern... ...read more
Primary season is good sport for political nerds, with candidates of the same party vying to outdo one another as the most pure ideological water-carrier. There is certainly no small amount of theater involved in the exercise: Candidates position themselves along a spectrum so that primary voters can identify where... ...read more
Like a couple of letter writers who have weighed in on the dreaded disposable bag issue, I am a friend of the feline. I won’t embarrass myself by revealing the precise number of these creatures that live in my home, but between the cats’ nutritional demands and their leavings, suffice it to say that our... ...read more
Here is a familiar tale to anyone who either lived through their teen years or has children who have done so or are in the process thereof: On a warm summer night in the wee hours, boredom has struck a group of boys dispersed across a neighborhood in close proximity to a golf course. One of said boys hatches a plot to... ...read more
When I was a young picky kid, my mother went through a healthy cooking phase.
Never a natural in the kitchen, she set about to prepare for my sister and me wholesome meals chock full of the finest healthy ingredients the ’80s had to offer. This resulted in many a disappointing family dining experience,... ...read more