A Snowdown weekend relatively free of crime, disturbance and downtown destruction

Durangoans who are still publicly questioning and speaking out against the war in Iraq

The revelation that second homes are not taking over the La Plata County landscape

The Snowdown Parade of Lights inexplicably kicking the Durango Wheel Club out of the action

President Bush releasing a budget that boosts funding for fossil fuels and shorts alternative energy just days after pledging to wean America off oil addiction

The week’s 200-acre wildfire in Arizona signaling the beginning of a long wildfire season in the region