With Durango's 74th annual celebration of Western heritage this week The Telegraph asked: “What does Fiesta Days mean to you?”

Rachel Benefiel

“Since it always falls after the 4th of July and before school starts it marks the grand finale of summer.”

Justin Ginn

“What the hell is Fiesta Days?”


“Basically, just a bunch of people dressed up like cowboys.”

Kristin Hayes

“Tight jeans, chaps and big tips… of the hat.”

Jim Carver

“A return to the good old days of Old West Durango.”


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July 21, 2022
Wildlife success or deal with the devil?

Land swap approved in Southwest Colorado, but not without detractors

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Tapping out

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July 14, 2022
Hey, good environmental news

Despite SCOTUS ruling, San Juan Generating Station plans to shut down