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Overlook

10 Things to Know About Avalanches Around Durango

As the snow begins to fall in Durango, winter excitement starts to fill the air! Dreams of shredding fresh powder on skis, stomping through forests on snowshoes, and sledding downhill begin. But lurking in the shadows like a monster in a horror movie is everyone's nightmare: the avalanche…

How to Share the Road on Your Bike

Now that summer is over, Durango’s streets are calming down, but that doesn’t mean we can stop paying attention while we’re riding our bicycles on the roads. There are a few key steps bicycle commuters can take to keep everyone safe when we are sharing our streets: Obey Basic Traffic Laws While…

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiking With Your Dog

Hiking with your dog can be an awesome experience. Nothing beats exploring the great outdoors with a companion who’s always excited, curious, and present in the current moment. It’s important to keep your dog safe when hiking though. Without preparation, wilderness trails can be dangerous places for…

10 Simple Ways to Reduce Light Pollution

People who visit Durango on a regular basis or are long-time locals absolutely love Durango's night sky. On most clear nights, we are blessed with the incredible twinkling celestial bodies and the ever-reaching arm of the Milky Way above. As the Durango cityscape builds up around and more visitors…

10 Ways to Be an Advocate for Change

In today's digital age, it's easy to be a keyboard warrior. While there is a time and place to speak out against injustices online, a lot of those conversations fall on deaf ears. This month, we challenge everyone to take the next step and learn to be an advocate for whatever is of interest to you…

10 Simple Ways to Keep Durango Clean

Every year in September, the nation unites on National Clean-Up Day. This year's clean-up day is scheduled for September 17. While we admire the idea of uniting on a single day to clean our local Durango grounds, we don't need to celebrate and clean just one day a year! In honor of National…

10 Simple Tips for Wild Mushroom Foraging

Did you know that Colorado is one of the most diverse wild mushroom ecosystems in the whole world? It's crazy to think that there are between 2,000-3,000 species of mushrooms in our state alone. It's no surprise that wild mushroom foraging and hunting have exploded over the years. Locally in…

Buying Carbon Offset Credits: Common FAQs

Carbon offset credits are a popular way to offset your carbon footprint and help reduce travel's environmental impact. While not a relevantly new concept, carbon offset credits have come into the mainstream conversation as efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change while traveling take a more…

10 Simple Ways to Protect Durango's Waters

Durango is home to some of the most beautiful rivers in Colorado. With the mighty Animas River flowing right through town- it's hard not to recognize the importance of Durango's water supply. Besides the Animas River, Durango has several lakes and reservoirs that all feed into the local watershed…

10 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Impact on the Ecosystem

Your impact on the ecosystem largely depends on your lifestyle choices. This impact is called your ecological footprint - a term meaning your overall land and resource usage based on your lifestyle, diet, habits, etc. This month, try to consider ways to reduce your overall impact on the local…