Durango Mountain Resort continuing to stretch the season and staying open weekends through April, conditions permitting.

The new and improved Colorado Roadless Rule, which limits logging to the urban interface and removes exceptions for oil and gas development

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad sending more than $7,200 in relief funds to Haiti courtesy of its Feb. 27 benefit train

The Navajo Nation and Sithe Global Energy vowing to forge ahead on their plans to build the $3 billion Desert Rock coal-fired power plant

The State of Colorado expanding virtually every sector of government despite the poor economy and nearly $2 billion in program cuts

The local “clown,” the Alpine Inn worker who faked a hold-up early this week, propelling Durango back into unwelcome national headlines