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“My mommy says I can go back to Disneyland when monkeys fly out of my butt.”

— Local preschooler announcing to the class the perceived likelihood of a return trip to visit the giant mouse

Four Corners: One Book

Who needs Oprah? Local bookworms now have a chance to take part in a virtual bookclub, right here in their own neck of the backwoods. This week, KSUT, in partnership with the Ignacio Library, kicked off its communitywide book club, “Four Corners: One Book.”

The April book of the month isThe Hummingbird’s Daughter, a tale about the tumultuous days of late-19th-century Mexico, by Luis Alberto Urrea.

KSUT will be teaming up with a different library or bookstore each month to select a new book. On-air interviews with authors, community discussions and author talks are also planned. In the spirit of community, KSUT is asking participants to buy or borrow the books locally.

Other books by Urrea includeThe Devil’s HighwayandBy the Lake of Sleeping Children. His works are known for offering a unique perspective of being born in the border-town of Tijuana and growing up on both sides of the U.S.- Mexico border.

City begins

Spring Clean-up

Dust off that wheel barrow and pull on the work gloves. Spring clean-up is returning to Durango’s back alleys starting April 13. City residents are reminded that spring clean-up only entails yard waste including: bagged or boxed brush and tree trimmings less than 8 feet in length (sorry, no refrigerators or old couches until fall.) Residents are asked to place materials in the alley for collection, or at curbside in areas where there are no alleys.  To help city crews, residents are also asked to place material at least 2 feet from fences, trees, bushes, gas meters, fire hydrants, power poles and other structures.

Residents may set their yard waste out for collection one week in advance of their pick up. The schedule is as follows:

n April 13–17: Areas south of 15th Street, east to 9th Avenue and residential areas of Highway 160W within the City limits.

nApril 20-24: Areas north of 15th Street to the north city limits east and west of Main, including the Animas City area.

nApril 27 – May 1: Areas to the west, including Crestview, Needham, Rockridge and Junction Street areas.

nMay 4-8: Riverview, North College, Hillcrest and Skyridge.

The “brown” waste will be taken to the recycling center for mulching, keeping it out of the landfills.  The mulch is then used in City parks and is available to the public.




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Bagging it

State plastic bag ban is in full effect, but enforcement varies

January 26, 2024
Paper chase

The Sneer is back – and no we’re not talking about Billy Idol’s comeback tour.

January 11, 2024
High and dry

New state climate report projects continued warming, declining streamflows