The State of Kansas blazing into the future by rejecting coal-fired power plants that would have partly furnished Colorado with power

Nature’s Oasis, Durango Natural Foods and the City Markets all offering cloth grocery bag options to customers

The Bureau of Land Management listening to Durango and going back to the drawing board with its plans to thin Animas Mountain

The rash of I-pod abuse on local singletrack and pedestrian trails often leading to close-calls, collisions and pile-ups

Big-city traffic continuing to hit small-town Durango long after the end of the summer tourism season

The apocalyptic wildfires currently plaguing Southern California and offering a possible glimpse of future drought in Durango