A solid Animas River paddling season in spite of last winter’s below average snowpack

The termination of the contract to purchase Ewing Mesa and at least another few months of a house-free Horse Gulch

A huge, unexpected influx of tourist dollars into downtown Durango

The addition of mini-McMansions on the banks of the Animas River

Yet another major uranium mine reopening in the Four Corners region and dozens of trucks hauling radioactive ore on area roads

People who leave their yard sale signs and boxes out long after the date has passed