Mother Nature and snowmaking crews furnishing Purgatory with surprisingly good skiing on opening weekend

  American businesses earning $1.659 trillion in profits through the third quarter, the highest rate in 60 years

Ten different coal-fired power plants all over the U.S. announcing in the last 18 months that they will go the way of natural gas

The end of a Durango era with Hogan’s announcing its closure after more than 80 years of downtown business

Durango law enforcement responding to more than 50 fender-benders in the 24 hours after snow started falling last Sunday morning

San Luis Valley billionaire Louis Moore Bacon trying to throw a wrench in Xcel Energy and Tri-State Generation’s plans for a southern Colorado solar farm