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Political signs of the past, present and future

Dear Action Line: What’s up with all the political signs still posted around the county? Do these people not know that the 2020 election is over? – The Longest Year Dear Longest: Apolog...

Trying to love your new parking meters

Dear Action Line: Yesterday, we passed two poor-old tourist couples bent over, squinting at their parking meters trying to figure out how they work. In the past, we had tried numerous ti...

Manholes and other holes in the high country

Dear Action Line: On U.S. Highway 550 heading north up Molas Pass, there is a concrete pad on the right side of the highway shoulder. Where oh where do the manholes go? – Wondering or Wa...

Taking turns, and being patient for paving

Dear Action Line: Maybe you have been asked this question already, but with all of the new people moving to Durango, are there any special rules of the road you might be able to share, e...

More noise, one less mural on the River Trail

Dear Action Line: Why do people talk so loud on the phone when they are by themselves walking on the Animas River Trail? Why do two people talk so loud walking right next to each other? ...

Action Line shines light on the brightness

Dear Action Line: There is a BRIGHT light attached to a power pole in the alley behind Starbucks on north Main Avenue that was installed around January. At first, it was pointed directl...

Can you take the ‘City’ from the ‘Mountain’?

Dear Action Line: Please settle a longstanding argument between my boyfriend and I. I insist that “Animas City Mountain” (and corresponding trail) is named as such. He is certain it must...

Wahoo! The new sub-bus is here!

Dear Action Line: A sign at the school bus barn says, “Hiring bus drivers and sub-bus drivers.” What is a sub-bus? Is it a special Bluebird model with a snorkel so it can cross rivers? O...

Wind, snow – Action Line provides shelter from the storms

Dear Action Line: What the heck is up with this wind? I cannot remember a year where it’s been this windy for this long! When will it end? – Blown Away Action Line will provide two resp...

Good Sam crime reporter meets online barrier

Dear Action Line: I was instructed to report instances of graffiti in Durango through an online form. So I did. However, the form has some “required fields.” These include race, ethnicit...

Cleaning up questions about fuel spills, dump stations

Dear Action Line: What’s the dirt on the old gas station between Mancos and Cortez that has all the environmental poisoning signs posted in front of it on U.S. Highway 160? “Got cancer y...

Contrails send Durangoans into a whirl

Dear Action Line: I was out walking on Sunday (May 2) and saw this interesting curving flight pattern in the sky above Missionary Ridge. I am used to seeing a linear flight pattern, so I...