If you’re like us, you wait until the last minute to do your Christmas shopping. It’s OK. We can’t all be Pinterest perfect. But don’t rush out to a big box store and just grab whatever is on the clearance shelf. Durango has a great downtown packed with local boutiques, art galleries and speciality stores as well as a strong arts community that makes beautiful things — all perfect for the loved ones in… Read More

  Would you buy a dented can of soup if it was half off the retail price? Yeah. Us, too. Second (and third and fourth) that for chocolate. Any kind of chocolate. Ever. Shoppers will find chocolate by the truckload at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory second-quality sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. in Durango. Twice a year, the Rocky Mountain… Read More

Ok, so Thanksgiving hasn’t even arrived yet, and here we are talking about Christmas shopping. But in all fairness, Thanksgiving falls really late in November this year, and, hey, some people start their Christmas shopping on New Year’s Day. If you’re not the Black Friday type, there are plenty of Christmas markets, holiday bazaars and craft fairs happening in Durango this month that will allow you to support Southwest Colorado’s artists and… Read More