No matter who you are or what youve ever thought about a senior center, youre likely wrong. The La Plata County Senior Center offers a haven for Durangoans of a certain age. For starters, the center has fresh and nutritious food served daily for only a few dollars. Theres tai chi, bridge, ping-pong, computer classes, driving courses, art classes and ceramics to name a few offerings. Day in and day out, dozens of Durangoans are turning back the clock at the Senior Center, which is located next to the La Plata County Fairgrounds.

Maryann Crist reaches for another forehand while playing ping
pong with a friend. Margie Padgett performs tai chi Tuesday morning. Joe Dyar brushes up on his computer skills. Stuart Shore and Betty Carroll joke while playing a bridge


In this week's issue...

May 2, 2019
In the flow

Rafting season is already under way on the Animas River, which has been flowing at near record levels and almost double the average rate for this time of year.

April 25, 2019
Laying down the law

Over the past couple decades, Jeff Robbins’ work as an  oil and gas lawyer – with a specific focus on serving local communities – allowed him to build relationships and gain the experience needed to carry out one of Colorado’s most sweeping reforms to oil and gas regulations, Senate Bill 181. 

April 18, 2019
A new kind of cold war

It’s a good thing Heidi Steltzer can’t tolerate the heat or the open ocean. “I thought I wanted to be a marine biologist, and I got seasick,” said Steltzer, a professor in the Biology Department and Environmental Science program at Fort Lewis College.