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Birds disappearing, or just looking for tastier meal?

Dear Action Line: Every spring we set out food for the local bird population. In past years, the redwings, doves, hummers, siskins, finches, magpies, et al. have mobbed the deck. The man...

Above 160: Why does this fence need a gate?

Dear Action Line: I love the wildlife crossing on U.S. Highway 160 between Durango and Pagosa Springs. It would be so nice to have a few more of these to prevent roadkill and facilitate ...

For your health, better take this dining advice

Dear Action Line: It occurred to me, as I recently browsed another city’s paper, that The Durango Herald used to publish health department inspection grades for restaurants. Helpful stuf...

Durango: Where every day is a holiday …?

Dear Action Line: At the corner of 14th Street and Main Avenue, the Crossroads Center’s sign lists the businesses in the plaza along with a friendly message saying, “Happy Holidays.” But...

This week’s question comes from the trenches

Dear Action Line: When are the city’s contractors going to fully repave the parts of the street where they cut into the concrete with that massive saw blade earlier this spring? As I car...

New Colorado plates causing a black-out condition

Dear Action Line: As one of our friendly Uber drivers, I see a lot of vehicles each day. An astute observer such as yourself must have noticed the new black license plates appearing rece...

To honor Larry Valdez, city found a Way

Dear Action Line: Can you tell me anything about the Larry Valdez for whom Larry Valdez Way is named? It’s that short road that goes from East Eighth Avenue to Camino del Rio. Just curio...

Why are so many high-tops up high on Holly?

Dear Action Line: As I drive the Holly Avenue cutoff from 32nd Street to Florida Road, I see about eight pair of tennis shoes hanging from the power lines. Is this some sort of protest o...

Time to steer flossers in the right direction

Dear Action Line: Yesterday afternoon I was driving north on north Main Avenue, and noticed a car with California plates weaving in and out of the lane next to me. Normally I would say t...

Deer beloved? Not always around Durango

Dear Action Line: Looking out my window into the backyard last week, I counted 20 deer, including four beautiful bucks and two sets of twins. A mountain lion has been visiting our in-tow...

This week’s answer provided by Laurence Olivier

Dear Action Line: Here’s a question I see debated online: When a driver is eastbound on College Drive immediately upon turning from Camino del Rio and takes a left into the Wells Fargo B...

Troubled 32nd Street gets detention, rehabilitation

Dear Action Line: Hello. Appreciate your column very much. There are two projects on 32nd Street east of Main Avenue. First seems to be drainage work just before Holly Avenue on the sout...