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A shrunken head, and the lost ‘Z’ and ‘J’

Dear Action Line: The noble effort to create an urban park out of the old Dalla property seems to be suffering from lack of follow-up and maintenance. The signage throughout is certainly...

Extraterrestrials pay visit to La Plata County

Dear Action Line: Can you explain this crop circle near Ignacio? – Aliens Ate My Buick Dear Buick: This sets a personal Action Line record for shortest question, so thanks and congratu...

A youthful resolution to snowed-in fire hydrants

Dear Action Line: I think I have the solution for kids who are bored, being left at home to do homework in the days of COVID. This might make them happy and be beneficial for the town. K...

Be on the lookout for Hula Hoopers, students

Dear Action Line: As you approach Fort Lewis College via the front hill (East Eighth Avenue), there’s a Hula Hoop crossing warning sign. My proposal to teach a course in the Physics, Art...

What’s wrong with feeding birds day-old City Market bread?

Dear Action Line: I like to buy the day-old bread from City Market and feed it to the birds. They like it, but is this a good thing to be doing? – Birdman Dear Birdman: Well, can you a...

Unsolved mysteries: Durango’s stealth artists

Dear Action Line: What is the deal with the cyclists at the roundabout at Florida Road and Chapman Hill? I pass by often and am always surprised and delighted when I see the cyclists. Wh...

All out of whack with Snowdown’s absence

Dear Action Line: With no Snowdown this year, how do we know when to take down our Christmas lights? – Pro Crazzinator Dear Pro: Well, Martin Luther King Jr. Day or Inauguration Day co...

Is Durango’s restaurant ‘title’ in jeopardy?

Dear Action Line: Before the pandemic, Durango boasted the greatest number of restaurants per capita in the country. With the recent closure announcements by many of the longtime establi...

Huffing about puffing: An idle pastime?

Dear Action Line: My neighbor in Bayfield leaves his diesel truck idling – morning and evening – for over an hour almost every day. Yesterday, he left it idling from 5:15 to 6:47 p.m. Is...

Finding restroom a Costanzian challenge

Dear Action Line: As I walked out of Office Depot, a woman was urinating on the sidewalk. She looked at me, and I awkwardly said, “Hey,” like this happens all the time. What’s the etique...

Action Line goes off the rails

Dear Action Line: Where are the three springs of Three Springs? – Mike Silver Dear Mike: Sounds like a simple question. Action Line will make the answer very complex so you have to pay...

Wood chips, and chips on the shoulder

Dear Action Line: I’ve never put up a Christmas tree before but with all that I, and the world, have gone through, I figured a hopeful, symbolic evergreen was just what I needed. But wha...