Top 10 again?

Magazines and organizations keep naming us best this and top 10 that.

The most recent award is from True West Magazine, which named Durango one of its Top 10 True Western Towns of 2013. On this list, our town was ranked No. 5, behind Canyon, Texas; Wilcox, Ariz.; Dodge City, Kan.; and the top dog, Fort Smith, Ark.

Arkansas, really?

“I only apply every other year or so because it’s a lot of work,” said Anne Klein, public-relations specialist for the Durango Area Tourism Office. “It’s just different entities validating what we already know about how great Durango is.”

Durango also has been on the magazine’s Top 10 list in 2008 and 2011, and listed in the “Towns to Watch” in 2010. The General Palmer Hotel won Top 10 Historical Hotels in 2012.

The other Colorado town on the list? Del Norte.

The magazine’s next issue will be on newsstands Jan. 1.

Herald Staff