ituated on a sunny hillside just south of Durango lies the oldest no-kill dog shelter in the Four Corners, Annies Orphans. A sanctuary for homeless dogs of all kinds, Annies is much more than just a shelter. Working around the clock, a dedicated staff of volunteers ensures each and every resident receives special individualized care. Whether its a heated dog house when the weather gets nasty or daily time with a trainer in the play yard, those who call Annies home get the very best. But all visits at Annies are temporary. The end goal of Annies Orphans is to offer abused and hard-to-adopt dogs a safe haven until good adoptive homes can be found. For more information, visit

Volunteer Hailey Matney makes the morning dog food rounds. Peanut checks out the blue sky. Three legs, and livin the good life. Volunteer Diane Zumer gives a little love to Titus, the pup.


In this week's issue...

June 13, 2019
Haven't got time for the pain

In the words of the great Salt-N-Pepa, let’s talk about sex (baby.) There, we said it.

June 13, 2019
Scoping begins on Silverton travel plan

The plan to bring more singletrack to Silverton is rolling forward. Last week, the Bureau of Land Management announced the beginning of a 30-day public scoping period on its proposed Silverton Area Travel Management Plan.

June 10, 2019
2019 Hardrock taps out

Snow, avi debris, high flows force cancellation